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#Ev-Ent-Anglement 2 
To (Re)Perform a Theory of Feminist 
Digital Praxis: 
Cutting Through the Noise of the Digital Self 
...
A Performative Précis 
Performing the same Précis 
to another 
audience 
in Utrecht, 
Summer, 2014.
To Cut 
A “causal procedure and act of decision” 
Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska 
Life After New Media (MIT Press: 2012)
To Paste 
A “causal procedure and act of decision” 
Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska 
Life After New Media (MIT Press: 201...
To Cut 
“Cuts are part of 
the phenomena they help produce.” 
Karen Barad 
Meeting the Universe Halfway (date)
Loop!
Loop … Cut! … Repeat 
“Can the loop be a new narrative form 
appropriated for the computer age?” 
“It is relevant to recal...
Assemblage
Alex Juhasz, “Digital AIDS Documentary: 
Webs, Rooms, Viruses & Quilts,” 
Blackwell Anthology of Documentary, 
Juhasz and ...
little parts of me
just for the man
fragments of myself
A Cut+Paste from a student at the 
Utrecht #Ev-ent-anglement
Your Script: Ev-Ent-anglement 2 
Go to http://ev-ent-anglement.com and watch the ev-ent-anglement unfold. 
As I talk, or s...
2. Once again with feeling: 
from a student at the Utrecht Ev-ent-anglement
From Eve-ent-anglement 1, Utrecht
From Alanna Thain@Utrecht
From Ingrid Ryberg@Utrecht
From “All Shades of Grey,” 
Minou Norouzi@Urecht
From Ingrid Ryberg
From Utrecht
3. The Em-Body as #Ev-Ent-Anglement 
The photographic act, both as “technique” and 
“ethical imperative,” serves as “an ac...
Sense-Making from Utrecht with Love
The audience in Utrecht, August 2014
Her again 
(she’s found and pasted a photo of herself 
reading French Feminisms)
#Cut/Paste+Bleed 
Please refer to your script. 
I humbly request that you join the #ev-ent-anglement 
at least twice durin...
From Yumke@Utrecht 
August 27, 2014 at 8:12 am 
When I was thinking about what to “paste” here, I 
wanted to contribute so...
From KJ@Internet 
August 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm 
This reminds me of Bill Shannon’s creative 
dance movement at the nexus of a...
KJ continues 
I have recently made a rather large cut 
to myself 
or rather a surgeon made it for me 
out of great necessi...
The Last Cut is not the Deepest 
From Sarah Kember@Internet
“Then Along Came STS/And…” by Nina 
Wakeford, pasted by Sarah Kember
From Joanna Zylinska@Internet
Editing 
“straddles the line between art and craft” 
Valerie Orpen, Film Editing: The Art of the Expressive
The first advertising silent film 
Lumiere Brothers (1896): Washing Up
Every stop is linked to another go
“Film Editing: The Art of the Expressive” 
Where the cut allows for “pruning, curtailing, 
rejecting, removing” the join p...
hypermediacy 
“the collage of effect of media forms and styles” 
(Kember & Zylinska, 8)
Spatial Montage: 
“Feminism”@YouTube
A tweet with a fragmented 
screen@Utrecht
Two more tweets@Utrecht
Spatial Montage 
“Editing at its most Eisensteinian enlivens dead 
things through the clash of the cut.” 
Alex Juhasz
A Tweet with a video about AIDS 
nostalgia and death@Utrecht
The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin 
“Cut ups are for everyone. Anybody can make 
cut ups. It is experimental in the sense of...
“All writing is in fact cut-ups” 
Burroughs
Man with a Movie Camera 
Women with her Editing Scissors
The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty 
(Esfir Shub, 1927)
Cutting
Ab-jecting 
“Repelling, rejecting; repelling itself, rejecting 
itself. Ab-jecting.” 
Julia Kristeva, 1980
+Metaphoric Glue 
“forces, intensities, and energies not 
substances,” effecting the “complex, random 
processes not predi...
Cyborg Bleed-Through 
“What kind of politics could embrace partial, 
contradictory, permanently unclosed 
constructions of...
“An argument for pleasure in the confusion of boundaries and 
for responsibility in their construction,” Donna Haraway
We cut/paste+bleed binaries 
Art/Craft 
Long take/Montage 
On/Off screen 
Invisible/Visible 
Dull matter/Vibrant life 
Loo...
Intra-action 
“There is no ‘between’ as such, human and non-human 
organisms and machines emerge only 
through their mutua...
photos
tweets
Blog posts
videos
essays
purchases
Thumbs up
“Composting the Net” 
Shu Lea Cheang, 2012
The dump of the Internet
From KJ, looped or lopped 
August 27, 2014 at 8:19 pm 
• I have recently made a rather large cut 
to myself 
or rather a s...
From noortje@Utrecht (I think) 
August 27, 2014 at 8:44 am 
Digital distracted fragmentation/ 
watermelon nostalgia/ 
cutt...
From Pato Hebert@Internet 
August 27, 2014 at 6:47 am 
• Thanks for #Cutting/Pasting+Bleeding open a space with 
and for s...
From Instagram
From domi olivieri@Utrecht 
August 27, 2014 at 7:59 am 
Right now I hear and see you talking of cutting, 
editing, pasting...
From TL Cowan@Internet 
• August 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm 
After my first week of teaching 
• /Cut To/ 
“Race, Gender, Cultural...
From Petra Kuppers@Internet
“Sound/text ridingthe meridian hyper/text riding the meridian 
text/text ridingthemeridan sound/text” 
http://www.heelston...
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  1. 1. #Ev-Ent-Anglement 2 To (Re)Perform a Theory of Feminist Digital Praxis: Cutting Through the Noise of the Digital Self Visible Evidence Dehhi, India International Center December, 2014
  2. 2. A Performative Précis Performing the same Précis to another audience in Utrecht, Summer, 2014.
  3. 3. To Cut A “causal procedure and act of decision” Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska Life After New Media (MIT Press: 2012)
  4. 4. To Paste A “causal procedure and act of decision” Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska Life After New Media (MIT Press: 2012)
  5. 5. To Cut “Cuts are part of the phenomena they help produce.” Karen Barad Meeting the Universe Halfway (date)
  6. 6. Loop!
  7. 7. Loop … Cut! … Repeat “Can the loop be a new narrative form appropriated for the computer age?” “It is relevant to recall that the loop gave birth not only to cinema but also to computer programing.” Lev Manovich, The Language of New Media (MIT: 2001)
  8. 8. Assemblage
  9. 9. Alex Juhasz, “Digital AIDS Documentary: Webs, Rooms, Viruses & Quilts,” Blackwell Anthology of Documentary, Juhasz and Alisa Lebow, eds.
  10. 10. little parts of me
  11. 11. just for the man
  12. 12. fragments of myself
  13. 13. A Cut+Paste from a student at the Utrecht #Ev-ent-anglement
  14. 14. Your Script: Ev-Ent-anglement 2 Go to http://ev-ent-anglement.com and watch the ev-ent-anglement unfold. As I talk, or sometime within a week after, please #cut/paste+bleed into the #ev-ent-anglement from the archive of yourself. • Please try to #cut/paste+bleed at minimum twice • Please try to paste+bleed to something already cut before you Everything you paste needs this hashtag to be seen: #eventanglement • On Twitter: #eventanglement • On Instagram: #eventanglement Find or make images, links, words, video or gifs that express your responses, connections, ideas, and questions. You can write at any length in the comment box provided. You might be distracted. But the “talk” and site isn’t going anywhere … http://ev-ent-anglement.com
  15. 15. 2. Once again with feeling: from a student at the Utrecht Ev-ent-anglement
  16. 16. From Eve-ent-anglement 1, Utrecht
  17. 17. From Alanna Thain@Utrecht
  18. 18. From Ingrid Ryberg@Utrecht
  19. 19. From “All Shades of Grey,” Minou Norouzi@Urecht
  20. 20. From Ingrid Ryberg
  21. 21. From Utrecht
  22. 22. 3. The Em-Body as #Ev-Ent-Anglement The photographic act, both as “technique” and “ethical imperative,” serves as “an active practice of cutting through the flow of mediation.” “Time is indivisible, continuous and unknowable, at least to the intellect. In order to ‘know’ it, we must … cut.” Kember and Zylinska, Life after New Media
  23. 23. Sense-Making from Utrecht with Love
  24. 24. The audience in Utrecht, August 2014
  25. 25. Her again (she’s found and pasted a photo of herself reading French Feminisms)
  26. 26. #Cut/Paste+Bleed Please refer to your script. I humbly request that you join the #ev-ent-anglement at least twice during or refer this “talk.” I hope we might “do media studies” in a form that is not only analysis but is “simultaneously critical and creative.” (K & Z, xvii)
  27. 27. From Yumke@Utrecht August 27, 2014 at 8:12 am When I was thinking about what to “paste” here, I wanted to contribute something in a way we all can. And I thought of a article written about the artist Carol Rossetti: http://m.mic.com/articles/92651/18- empowering-illustrations-to-remind-everyone-who-s-really- in-charge-of-women-s-bodies She makes empowering drawings for all kind of women, I really enjoyed them and felt empowered by some of them! Reply
  28. 28. From KJ@Internet August 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm This reminds me of Bill Shannon’s creative dance movement at the nexus of art & disability; my 6 year-old son also has the same pediatric hip disease (Legg-Calve-Perthes) and we have been relearning what it means to move freely in the world, always subject to limitations of the body. Reply
  29. 29. KJ continues I have recently made a rather large cut to myself or rather a surgeon made it for me out of great necessity (It was a kind of a “do or die” situation) This edit to my physical body invites interpretations, many times by strangers People whom I don’t know and who don’t know me. I don’t mean to be mysterious but it’s complicated. Online I am a composite of many identities gendered this way or that and strangely I find myself entangled in fragments of former selves which are constantly colliding shattering the illusion of the seamless narratives about gender identity about cancer often required for the comfort of others. #eventanglement
  30. 30. The Last Cut is not the Deepest From Sarah Kember@Internet
  31. 31. “Then Along Came STS/And…” by Nina Wakeford, pasted by Sarah Kember
  32. 32. From Joanna Zylinska@Internet
  33. 33. Editing “straddles the line between art and craft” Valerie Orpen, Film Editing: The Art of the Expressive
  34. 34. The first advertising silent film Lumiere Brothers (1896): Washing Up
  35. 35. Every stop is linked to another go
  36. 36. “Film Editing: The Art of the Expressive” Where the cut allows for “pruning, curtailing, rejecting, removing” the join permits “adding and accreting.” (Valerie Orpen, Film Editing)
  37. 37. hypermediacy “the collage of effect of media forms and styles” (Kember & Zylinska, 8)
  38. 38. Spatial Montage: “Feminism”@YouTube
  39. 39. A tweet with a fragmented screen@Utrecht
  40. 40. Two more tweets@Utrecht
  41. 41. Spatial Montage “Editing at its most Eisensteinian enlivens dead things through the clash of the cut.” Alex Juhasz
  42. 42. A Tweet with a video about AIDS nostalgia and death@Utrecht
  43. 43. The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin “Cut ups are for everyone. Anybody can make cut ups. It is experimental in the sense of being something to do.” William S. Burroughs
  44. 44. “All writing is in fact cut-ups” Burroughs
  45. 45. Man with a Movie Camera Women with her Editing Scissors
  46. 46. The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (Esfir Shub, 1927)
  47. 47. Cutting
  48. 48. Ab-jecting “Repelling, rejecting; repelling itself, rejecting itself. Ab-jecting.” Julia Kristeva, 1980
  49. 49. +Metaphoric Glue “forces, intensities, and energies not substances,” effecting the “complex, random processes not predictable states.” Diana Coole and Samantha Frost: “Introduction” New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency and Politics
  50. 50. Cyborg Bleed-Through “What kind of politics could embrace partial, contradictory, permanently unclosed constructions of personal and collective selves and still be faithful, effective—and, ironically, socialist-feminist?” Donna Haraway, “A Cyborg Manifesto”
  51. 51. “An argument for pleasure in the confusion of boundaries and for responsibility in their construction,” Donna Haraway
  52. 52. We cut/paste+bleed binaries Art/Craft Long take/Montage On/Off screen Invisible/Visible Dull matter/Vibrant life Loop/Line Hierarchy/Flat Politics/Feelings Past/Present Present/Future Cut up/Happening Time/Space Virality/Duration Critique/Create
  53. 53. Intra-action “There is no ‘between’ as such, human and non-human organisms and machines emerge only through their mutual co-constitution.” Karen Barad
  54. 54. photos
  55. 55. tweets
  56. 56. Blog posts
  57. 57. videos
  58. 58. essays
  59. 59. purchases
  60. 60. Thumbs up
  61. 61. “Composting the Net” Shu Lea Cheang, 2012
  62. 62. The dump of the Internet
  63. 63. From KJ, looped or lopped August 27, 2014 at 8:19 pm • I have recently made a rather large cut to myself or rather a surgeon made it for me out of great necessity • (It was a kind of a “do or die” situation) • This edit to my physical body invites interpretations, many times by strangers People whom I don’t know and who don’t know me. • I don’t mean to be mysterious but it’s complicated. • Online I am a composite of many identities gendered this way or that and strangely I find myself entangled in fragments of former selves which are constantly colliding shattering the illusion of the seamless narratives about gender identity about cancer often required for the comfort of others. #eventanglement
  64. 64. From noortje@Utrecht (I think) August 27, 2014 at 8:44 am Digital distracted fragmentation/ watermelon nostalgia/ cutting pasting bleeding/ Abjects/ drowning in liquidity/ littering the archive of the world/ screaming to be reused/ stitching, curating ourselves/ Again/ It’s never to late to be what you have been/
  65. 65. From Pato Hebert@Internet August 27, 2014 at 6:47 am • Thanks for #Cutting/Pasting+Bleeding open a space with and for so many of us Alex. I’m wondering how our incisionsutures relate to to revisiting as a way to reassemble anew. I’m thinking about what it meant to post on FB from the International AIDS Conference last month, trying to hold the spin of real bodies in mobilizing motion in relationship to the stasis of health bureaucracies, the connective tissue of fellowship and the en-couragment of folks far in body but close in struggle and heart. Cleaving, clotting, accompanying… • https://www.facebook.com/pato.hebert/media_set?set=a. 1439918602960409.1073741854.100008268480364&type= 1
  66. 66. From Instagram
  67. 67. From domi olivieri@Utrecht August 27, 2014 at 7:59 am Right now I hear and see you talking of cutting, editing, pasting, and while getting distracted, this comes to mind: in “Cinema Interval” Trinh Minh-ha writes, “I would say that creating rhythm is a way of working with intervals – silences, pauses, pacing – and working with intervals means working with relationships in the wider sense of the term” (Trinh 1999a, 38).
  68. 68. From TL Cowan@Internet • August 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm After my first week of teaching • /Cut To/ “Race, Gender, Cultural Politics: Reading bell hooks” — a First Year Seminar teaching Teaching to Transgress, Writing Beyond Race and other hooks’ articles as well as some contemporary culture maker/theorists, Marci Blackman’s novel, Tradition, and Janet Mock’s memoir, Redefining Realness, and Shola Lynch’s film “Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners” – three of hooks’ interlocutors at a recent public discussion at Eugene Lang College (The New School) where I teach (see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJk0hNROvzs). #context • /Cut To/ “Transgender Cultural Studies” an upper-year seminar that also fulfills the requirement for “Intro to Feminist Theory” in our always precarious Gender Studies Minor. There are students who have already done so much thinking about this topic and others who are just beginning & I worry about the knowledge gap – how does a teacher make sure that everyone is learning? • /Cut To/ I am a white cisgender lady (I like ‘lady’ better than ‘woman’ these days) teaching these courses that so far exceed my experiential knowledges, but I’m teaching them because I believe in curriculum transformation and that it is possible to teach and learn across difference. But I am nervous that I am going to fuck it up.
  69. 69. From Petra Kuppers@Internet
  70. 70. “Sound/text ridingthe meridian hyper/text riding the meridian text/text ridingthemeridan sound/text” http://www.heelstone.com/meridian/theory2.html

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