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A Playful Event Awaiting Just a-Stone’s Throw Away

  • Charles R. GaroianEmail author
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Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 21)

Abstract

In the chapter that follows, I describe an event that occurred several years ago, during which my young son and I engaged in playful experimentation with an ordinary stone to explore its potential for movement within the indefinite, a-signifying milieu of my garage-studio. The duration of our waiting together, with the stone, for it to shift inertia in the meantime, constituted a paradox: whether the anticipation for something to happen, that, in not happening, overlooks the event potential of waiting as having happened unwittingly. Based on the interstitial, indefinite conception of time posited by Deleuze||Guattari, this chapter considers the durational proximity of two sensations: the impulse to address the focus of this anthology on art and play in the lives and education of young children, and the re-minding of the event of my young son and I playing with the stone in the past. In this writing, the adjacency of these two moments in memory is explored: the present contiguous and enveloped with the past; time-out-of-joint emitting signs, a multiplicity of indefinite signs that in resisting reductive expectations and representations, enables the immanent potential for nuanced and differential ways of thinking and learning to emerge.

Keywords

Time-out-of-joint Involuntary memory Plane of immanence Delay Milieu Performativity Diagrammatic A-signifying signs Experimentation Play Affect Sensation Virtuality The event The indefinite potential 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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