Derelict Space

Category: Sylvère Lotringer

Veins & Veils

by ds1881

“With its throttling, its stasis, its lesions, its neuroses, the capitalist state imposes its norms, establishes its models, imprints its features, assigns its roles, propagates its programs. Using every available access route into our organisms, it insinuates into the depths of our insides its roots of death. It usurps our organs, disrupts our vital functions, mutilates our pleasures, subjugates all lived experience to the control of its condemning judgments. It makes of each individual a cripple, cut off from his or her body, a stranger to his or her own desires.” Félix Guattari, Chaosophy; To Have Done with the Massacre of the Body, 207.

Autonomy: A Project of Life

by ds1844

“Autonomy is a political body without organs; antihierarchical, antidialectical, antirepresentative. It is not only a political project, it is a project for existence. Individuals are never autonomous: they depend on external recognition. The autonomous body is not exclusive or identifiable. It is beyond recognition. As a body of workers, it breaks away from labor discipline; as a body of militants, it ignores party organization; as a body of doctrine, it refuses ready-made classifications.” Sylvère Lotringer & Christian Marazzi, The Return of Politics, 8.

Asymmetrical War and the Dying State

by ds1977

“Globalitarianism brings us back to the smallest common denominator: one individual equals Total War; and when I say one it could be ten as well … Just look at the World Trade Center, eleven men brought in twenty-eight hundred dead, just about as many as at Pearl Harbor, with its carriers, Japanese torpedo planes, etc. Exactly the same yield. The cost/efficiency ratio was quite amazing!” Paul Virilio, Pure War, 12