Derelict Space

Tag: Beauty is for the Few

Thinning the Herd : A Work of Art

by ds1881

“Art is the only thing that resists death. There is a fundamental affinity between the work of art & the act of resistance. A creator is not a being that works for pleasure, a creator does nothing but that which he has to do; ‘the necessity’.” Gilles Deleuze, What is the Creative Act?

The Signifier: A Blockage in a Becoming-Life

by ds1881

“What we’re interested in is how something works, functions – finding the machine. But the signifier’s still stuck in the question “What does it mean?” Indeed it’s this very question in a blocked form. But for us, the unconscious doesn’t mean anything, nor does language. Functionalism does rule, however, in the world of micro-multiplicities, micro-machines, desiring machines, molecular formations. On this level there isn’t this or that kind of machine, a linguistic machine, say, but linguistic elements along with other elements in all the machines. The unconscious is a micro-unconscious, it’s molecular, and schizo analysis is micro-analysis. The only question is how anything works, with its intensities, flows, processes, partial objects – none of which mean anything.” Gilles Deleuze, Negotiations, 21-22.

Happiness: Not a Word! But an Opening to New Intensities

by ds1844

“To abandon our enslavement to truth – to have the force and courage to live with this world here and now! Happiness is the capacity or power to live one’s life actively – affirming the particularity or specificity of one’s moment in time. We live reactively, by contrast, if we try to find some true world above and beyond the world that appears to us. Nietzsche’s concepts strive to create multiple and diverse effects; a new mode or style of thinking.” Claire Colebrook, Gilles Deleuze, 19.

The Head Follows the Yoke.

by markdyal

The dictatorship of the herd ensures that you only experience knowledge, violence, and human potentialities for creation from the perspective of politicians, merchants, and priests; and rightly so: after all, imagine what might you know, will, or create without their shepherding!

Is Your Body Ready?

by ds1844

“Our own wild nature is the best place to recover from our un-nature, from our spirituality.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, Arrows & Epigrams 6.

From A Fallout’s Vantage Point

by D

“He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.”
Jean Luc Godard

Creating with Gasoline and Fire

by ds1977

“The pit bull with the studded choke chain still barks at the wolves and coyotes in the hills, just like Margery’s Labrador retriever. From the perspective of the wolf or coyote, the pit bull barking ferociously from the safety of his master’s fence or measure of chain is more pathetic than the Labrador that just runs and hides: at least the Lab knows that it is prey. But in demonstrating menace or retreating in shame, the Lab and the pit bull still have far more in common than either does with the wild canine. Science might say that they’re the all the same species but this ignores the violence of the forces used to separate the dog from what it could potentially become. Organs, so to speak, cannot function without first being organized. As a result of such organization, dogs only develop to the mental state of a 10 to 30 day old wolf puppy. This means that mentally dogs never become autonomous, which allows them to be held accountable for their obedience, or lack there of.” Dave Stimpson

On The Way Of The Creator

by ds1844

“The worst enemy you can encounter will always be you, yourself; you lie in wait for yourself in caves and woods. Lonely one, you are going the way to yourself. And your way leads past yourself and your seven devils. You will be a heretic to yourself and a witch and soothsayer and fool and doubter and unholy one and a villain. You must wish to consume yourself in your own flame: how could you wish to become new unless you had first become ashes! I love him who wants to create over and beyond himself and thus perishes.” Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Book.