The Funambulist

Bao Steel #8 / Manufactured Landscapes series by Edward Burtynsky What is Nature? An article written for the sixth issue (Summer 2015) of Too Much Magazine of Romantic Geography /// As this...

Dress by Yiqing Yin (photograph by Laurence Laborie) Topological Life: The Politics of Exchange between Membrane/Bodies (originally written for Berfrois based on the third episode of the Funambulist’s Simondon week) Topology...

The forty-sixth Funambulist Paper, written by Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, closes this series of nine texts that invoke the philosophy of Gilbert Simondon (three of which were written by guest writers). Entitled...

One Flat Thing Reproduced by Choreographer William Forsythe (2008)  /// Photograph by Michel Cavalca A few months ago, I presented the work of dancer/philosopher Erin Manning and her book, Relationscape (MIT...

March for the third month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street on November 17, 2011 /// Photograph by Léopold Lambert The two last episodes of this “Simondon week” has been familiarizing us...

The fifth episode of the “Simondon week” is rather special as it is also the forty-fourth Funambulist Papers that friend Sarah Choukah was kind enough to write for us. Sarah shares...

berries after an ice storm: materialization of the supercooling phenomena Let us continue to think of the concept of life for Gilbert Simondon after Spinoza. In my knowledge, Spinoza never gives a...

Alexandros Tsamis, Surrogate House, MIT 2010. In the second episode of this “Simondon week,” I was evoking the instance of the wood evoked by Gilbert Simondon to address the question of...

Gilbert Simondon is often approached through his writings about technical objects, in particular, through his 1958 book On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects (translated in English by friends Nandita...

my tools for this Simondon week After the “Deleuze week” in June 2011, the “Foucault week” in June 2012, and the “Spinoza week” in March 2013, I am now very happy...

I am very happy today to present a new episode of the second series of Funambulist Papers dedicated to the question of the body. This series will be running until the...

Quantum Cloud & Capacitor by Antony Gormley In the recent opening article of the archival category “Topie Impitoyable“, I was trying to develop a sort of manifesto around the notion of...

Destruction of the Glencairn Tower in Motherwell (near Glasgow) / Photograph by Sam Hardie Explosions are so ubiquitous in Hollywood Cinema, and the emotion is so intense when one torn-down reality...

Pavillon Seroussi by Biothing (2007) Sébastien Bourbonnais and I met after we realized through a common publication (see previous article) that we had a shared strong interest for French philosopher Gilbert...

This post is the second part of an article about the first chapter of Gilbert Simondon‘s  L’individu et sa genèse physico-biologique (1964), entitled Form and Matter. After exploring the text itself...

French philosopher Gilbert Simondon (1924-1989) is very likely to join Spinoza, Nietzsche, Deleuze and Foucault in the list of philosophers that influence the writings on this blog. It has been a...

As I wrote in a previous post, I was lucky enough to be included in LOG 25 Reclaim Resi[lience]stance, edited by Cynthia Davidson and curated by François Roche. My essay consisted...