Friday, July 6, 2007

Reading for Peripheries are new centres
At the Peripheries of the Empire
Since in the passage to Empire the external limits of sovereignty tend to disappear, the concept of war understood as the conflict between sovereign powers has little significance. Social conflicts of sovereignty tend instead to accumulate on the internal boundaries. These internal lines of division are what determine within sovereignty always and inevitably the possibility of civil war. In Empire civil war — along with the police action that works constantly to prevent its eruption — is the only adequate expression of the double-faced nature of sovereignty.
....Within globalization the very possibility of sovereignty can be destroyed by such a regime of desire. This desire is brought to the fore by the civil war that tears apart imperial domination. Whoever wants to travel the path of the liberation of the multitudes must take account of this terrific possibility that is offered by the transformations of sovereignty in imperial civil war. This is a project worthy of the multitude: transform the oppressive state of permanent war in which we find ourselves into a liberatory war that can eventually lead to a veritable social peace.
(excerpts from Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Sovereignty, Washington, 2001)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Like the history of class struggle was for Marx, desire, for Deleuze and Guattari, is the primordial soup from which all things take form. It runs through the veins of culture; it “creates all social and historical reality,” and coagulates into organized unities only when it is corralled by “dominant sociolinguistic powers, tyrannical signifiers, political despots, the authorities of normalizing institutions, or a host of micropractices of everyday life” (Best 101).
Deleuze and Guattari argue that the goal of revolutionary politics is the liberation of desire from these organized unities, from “the narrow cells of the type ‘couple,’ ‘family,’ ‘person,’ ‘objects,’” the constellations which prevent desire from flowing freely (Anti-Oedipus 294).
We as part of desiremachine collective desire to reassemble the fragments of traces of our hybridized experiences in a post-colonial setting in the peripheral east of india.
desire machine arises from the need to replace the paranoid, capitalist, neurotic with schizoanalysis: a molecular, schizophrenizing point of view that sets free the autoproductive unconscious.
Rather than linking dependent parts into a functioning whole, desiring machines involve heterogeneous "parts" in a connective synthesis. The unconscious is a factory rather than a theater. The unconscious constructs machines, which are machines of desire, whose use and functioning schizoanalysis discovers in their immanent relationship with social machines.
The unconscious does not speak, it engineers. It is not expressive or representative, but productive. A symbol is nothing other than a social machine that functions within the social machine, an investment of the social machine by desire

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Refreshing all the nodes

Rethinking rhizomatic politics in cultural production :

We , desire machine herewith poise all our nodes towards the minor tendencies

around our surroundings. Unearthing the city of bombs, recording the weather report, the periferry hopes to sail through the unassembled lineages of present -past.