4/30/2005

coherence etc

the recent images of Deleuze on those Buttons is beautiful. Deleuze the button boy! button those lips laddie!
tighten them purse strings girl!




"Deleuze ...Neither Guattari nor myself are very attached to the pursuit or even the coherence of what we write.. We would hope for the contrary, we would hope that the follow-up to Anti-Oedipus breaks with what preceded it, with the first volume, and then, if there are things that don't work in the first volume, it doesn't matter. I mean that we are not among those authors who think of what they write as a whole that must be coherent; if we change, fine, so there's no point in talking to us about the past ...."

Desert Islands and other Texts __




  • TakingtheBrim
  • 4/15/2005

    when

    When AntiOedipus woke up one morning he knew he had a head, in one, in two , language was a pharmacy where he paid the rent, knewing his name was the one combed on the lathe of her hair line fracture .




    OeDipus Posted by Hello So we are become antioedipal and that is not so easy as it sounds, right? go ask Mummy Daddy, go ask Alice, Oedipus.

    Find yer machines/click them work

    4/03/2005

    China Cabbage Patch

    Henry Miller "China is the weed in the human cabbage patch ... The weed is the Nemesis of human endeavour .... Of all the imanginary existences
    we attribute to plant, beast and star the weed leads the most satisfactory life of all.

    True, the weed produces no lillies, no battle ships, no Sermons on the Mount .... Eventually the weed gets the upper hand. Eventually things fall back into a state of China. This condition is usually referred to by historians as the Dark Age. Grass is the only way out .... The weed exists only to fill the waste spaces left by cultivated areas. It grows between, among other things. The lily is beautiful, the cabbage is provender, the poppy is maddening ___ but the weed is rank growth ...: it points a moral
    ."


    Which China is Miller talking about? The old China, the new, an imaginary one, or yet another located on a shifting map?
    ATP 18-9



    "The codes and their signifiers,the axiomatics and their structures, the imaginary figures that come to occupy them as well as the purely symbolic relationships that gauge them, constitute properly aesthetic molar formations that are characterized by goals, schools, and periods. They relate these aesthetic formations to greater social aggregate, finding in them a field of application, and everywhere enslave art to a great castrating machine of sovreignty.
    There is a pole of reactionary investment for art as well,
    a somber paranoiac-Oedipal-narcissistic organization."


    "A foul use of painting, centering around the dirty little secret,
    even in abstract painting where the aximatic does without figures: a style of painting whose secret essence is scatological,an oedipalizing painting, even when it has broken with the Holy-Trinity as the Oedipal image, a neurotic or neuroticizing that makes the process into a goal or an
    arrest, an interruption, or a continuation in the void.

    This style of painting flourishes today, under the usurped name of modern painting __ a poisonous flower __ and brought one of Lawrence's heroes to speak much like Henry Miller of the need to have done with pouring out one's merciful and pitiful guts, these 'flows of corrugated iron.' The productive breasks projected onto the enormous unproductive cleavage of capitalism, the flows that have become flows of '"corrugated iron," the openings blocked on all sides.

    And perhaps this, as we have seen , is where we find the commodity value of art and literature: a paranoiac form of expression that no longer even needs to 'signify' its reactionary libidinal investments, since these investments function on the contrary as its signifier; an Oedipal form of content that no longer even needs to represent Oedipus since the 'structure's suffices.

    But, on the other, the schizorevolutionary, pole, the value of art is no longer measured except in terms of the decoded and deteritorialized flows that cause it to circulate beneath a signifer reduced to silence, beneath the conditions of identity of the parameters, across a structure reducced to impotence;

    A writing with pneumatic, electronic, or gaseous indifferent supports,

    and that appears all the more difficult and intellectual to intellectual as it is accessible to the infirm, the illiterate, and the schizos,
    embracing all that flows and counterflows,
    the gushings, of mercy adn pity knowing nothing of means and aims

    (the Artaud experiment, the Burroughs Experiment).

    It is here that art accedes to its authentic modernity, which

    to reach fulfillment as it proceeds __ arconsists in liberating what was present in art from its beginings,
    but was hidden beneath aims and objects, even if aesthetic, and
    underneath recordings or axiomatics; the pure process that fulfills itself, and that never ceases
    t as an experimentation.
    "

    A/O 370

    a passage that packs several punches across the face



    we always need to be reminded of this, especially poets , artists, writers, painters, and the rest, musicans, others, singers, ...

    indeed, so then packs punches across poles of paranoia the unconscious calibration of the unconscious machine. Or how about the unconsciousing machine? Someone I know wanted to print some pages from this blogger , some friend of mine's wife. Or at least the mother of his children, I don't know if they are married. I cannot remember for the life of me, for the me of life I cannot recall. In 'any case' so, she did. and when the print out came, emerged, she said I like the way you write , I said O? and she was showing me the words at the top of this posting. I said, O , that is not me, it is the translation words of Deleuze and Guattari and some quotes from Henry Miller and I realized after speaking with her , that I ought to add, or sort of see that perhaps I might add, want to might add, some
    what do you call them quotes about some of these words. And so I looked and
    Lo, there were quotes around paragraphs of. ANd what are words anyhow? quotes of other words in words in seizures of bodies. of men and houses . formations. trays. tarries.

    I love to quote. What was his name that made a whole book of quotes some centuries back? Anatomy of Melancholy. I think Love's Body, a forgotten book if ever there was one, was a sort of , a book, sort, sort of, of a sort, a kind of sort, a sort book, a sorted book, sorting the quotes, the quotes, with epigraphs and epigrams. like this. a quoting book. a book that quoted. and

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    4/02/2005

    visual diversions:Bodywithout Organs +


    Visual Diversions: BodywithoutOrgans Posted by Hello

    4/01/2005

    henry miller china the grass



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    few, if any of those who've written about A/O have considered the role Miller's ideas in the overall programme that D/G were creating.
    it's easier to think about mad, drunk, drugged, dead writers who went off the deep end, and are sort of established on some hill, some mountain . It's safer to write about Artaud than Miller. __ Not that Kerouac fares any better. He is given hardly any mention either.

    But think about Miller and his positive line of flight,
    his 'always bright and cheerful'

    right to the end

    the old man

    smiling and those last letters

    the rapport he had with that Greek actress. is this not the positive in contrast to the bloated paranoid Kerouac. yes, great Kerouac.poor puffed out booze hound. Alcoholic, a diversion from the line, swung off into the perverse territorialities of Booze. A machine, that blew up in his face.

    Whereas Miller __ he kept going, yes, perhaps less interesting as a writer. ________ but what is less interesting anyhow?



    When first reading Antioedipus I came across the Hamlet letters went off read them and was blown away. Miller is as much a thinker and writer in his letters as in his books proper. this in itself is a deleuzianguattarian observation or link to__ the one they make about Kafka in their book. The question they ask is : what are the works of Kafka? and they include the letters, well, __ yes, yes. The K_writingmachine does include the Letters.

    Well, to me the Hamlet correspondence is as vital as the Rosy Crucifixion and the early trilogy of Black Spring Cancer and Capricorn.

    There are passages in all of Miller's books, __ that are so overwhelmingly beautiful it is hard to think anyone missed them.

    I was reading some new stuff about Del and literature __ not a mention of Miller ____

    So it goes, as Vonnegut says.

    Miler in A/O

    132, 269, 292 , 298-9, 315, 362, 370. page number refer back to the early english translation of Antioedipus. The China __ I am going to China references are mostly from the Hamlet correspondene.



    There are two editions of that book, the first one, a big whapping tome of a book, and a second smaller. I heard Bern Porter speak about this one once when he spoke at a cafe.


    In ATP/ there are more references. I am going to have to track them all down, I've never taken formal note of them. But do know them all and have followed them up previously.

    Miller also wrote a translation of Season in Hell which was not completed but I think it's where Wallace Fowlie was inspired to do his version.

    The business about being Polish in Plexus reads as if Miller had become Nietzsche. Nietzsche __ near the end _ when he'd gone 'mad' talks about being Polish. Polish as the alternative to being German.

    The Poles as the in-between. Jarry situates Ubu Roi's kingdom in Poland __ which is [he says] ___ Nowhere. Nowhere, a space between __ . Between , always the between. In the middle of things, medias res. Start in the middle.





    schizoanalysis cut cut cut coup coup coup
    coupons!

    double articulation

    Rock lobster.

    Tropic of Capricorn...


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    that would suggest there are black holes
    in 'learning'but

    it does not have to be this way_there are other ways to perceive
    the floods and movings on in Miller ~

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    this

    this does not mean that we are attempting to make nature one of the poles of schizophrenia.
    A/O 3

    What an amazing line of thought


    Here is Matt Lee on Desert Island

    'Creation takes place in bottlenecks . . . A creator who isn't grabbed around the throat by a set of impossibilities is no creator. A creator's someone who creates their own impossibilities and thereby creates possibilities.' (133)



    'Appearing' is the bottleneck for me, a word that, taken in its singularity as verb, chokes the air from my lungs, causes the stammering response that follows. How do I take Deleuze, how do I take 'Negotiations'? Twice a day, along with the anti-biotics perhaps. Taking it to take me elsewhere. First, though, the book.


    Follow the link for the rest of the article/ For a start though, I do not agree with Matt that most 'of these are off the cuff' but be that as it may... follow the link.