This issue of Double Dialogues takes as its mantra Gilles Deleuze’s philosophical premise that advocates ‘Lines of Flight’ in thinking and in art-making. This kind of thinking must by definition go beyond limitations imposed by categories, definitions and any form of knowledge that does not recognise its own provisionality.
In relation to the double dialogue between the art and the reflection upon it, these essays enact a flight away from methodologies that constrain and, instead, experiment in Deleuzian smooth space. One of the contributors quotes the following which contextualises beautifully the questions that emerge, and confound, from a position of flight rather than fixity:
"Am I an artist just playing at being an academic or am I an academic just playing at being an artist? When Alice stepped through the looking glass, she entered the realm of imagination. Looking at oneself can be a genuine source of reflection, but Alice was not content simply to see herself. She wondered what the world on the other side of the glass was like. In pretending, in imagining, the solid glass gave way and Alice was in that world on the other side of things."