Between art history, psychoanalysis and philosophy, Éric Alliez thinks afresh about the questions of eroticism and gender
posed by Marcel Duchamp
's "desiring machines", based on an audacious analysis of the relationship between language
(from wordplay to theoretical notes in Duchamp's notebooks and writings) and plastic materiality in his work.
Close to Félix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze
, who directed his doctorate, Éric Alliez is a professor in the philosophy
department of Paris 8. He has led an international career that has taken him to teach in Rio de Janeiro (State University), Vienna (Academy), Karlsruhe (Hoschschule), and London (Middlesex, then Kingston), where he still teaches. He is the author of many major works of philosophy and multiple writings between art and philosophy.