Zafer Aracagök is a philosopher/musician/artist who taught art theory and continental philosophy at various universities in Turkey. His academic work is published in Turkey, UK, France, USA, China, Germany, Argentina and Mexico. He is the author of three fiction/theory books in Turkish and a number of articles addressing the issues of image, resonance and noise in continental philosophy and in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari in academic journals such as Revue Chimères, Pli-The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Parallax, Third Text, Rhizomes, Postmodern Culture and Symploke. His book, Desonance: Desonating (with) Deleuze was published in 2009. His musical work as SIFIR is well received, released and performed both in Turkey and abroad such as, UK, France, Germany and Italy.
Aracagök organised “Resonances: A Deleuze and Guattari Conference on Philosophy, Arts and Politics” at Istanbul Bilgi University, July 2010; and he edited a special Deleuze and Guattari issue for Parallax (Routledge, 2012). Among his recent works are I Want to be a Suicide Bomber (Little Black Cart, 2013); Zeminsiz Üçleme, (Kült Neşriyat, 2014); and Atopological Trilogy: Deleuze and Guattari (Punctum Books, 2015). The Turkish translation of his Atopological Trilogy was published by Kült Neşriyat in 2015. Non-Conceptual Negativity: Adorno+Life+Deleuze first appeared in Turkish (Sub Press, 2017) is to be published in English with a foreword by Franco Berardi by Punctum Books in January 2019. His most recent publication is a collection of his articles on contemporary art and philosophy, Art: What is There if Here’s Where? (in Turkish, Sub Press, 2018). His last exhibition, Taking from Behind (Alan Istanbul, 2015) won critical acclaim due to watercolouresque multiplicities and the problematics of the figural in representation. As SIFIR, Aracagök contributed to Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music 1961-2014 (Sub Rosa Records, Belgium, 2016).
He is one of the advisory editors of www.rhizomes.net and Kaos Queer+; and he publishes monthly articles on arts and philosopy in Istanbul Art News.
official website: http://www.sifiro.com/