DARE 2019: machinic assemblages of desire (forthcoming)

3rd International Conference on
Deleuze and Artistic REsearch

Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium
9 – 11 December 2019


Man Ray, Dancer/Danger (L’impossible), 1920 – 1972. Lithographic color print on paper, 47.5 x 27.5 cm.

What is your body without organs? What are your lines? What map are you in the process of making or rearranging? What abstract line will you draw, and at what price, for yourself and for others? What is your line of flight? What is your BwO, merged with that line? Are you cracking up? Are you going to crack up? Are you deterritorializing? Which lines are you severing, and which are you extending or resuming? Schizoanalysis does not pertain to elements or aggregates, nor to subjects, relations, or structures. It pertains only to lineaments running through groups as well as individuals. Schizoanalysis, as the analysis of desire, is immediately practical and political, whether it is a question of an individual, group, or society. For politics precedes being. Practice does not come after the emplacement of the terms and their relations, but actively participates in the drawing of the lines; it confronts the same dangers and the same variations as the emplacement does. Schizoanalysis is like the art of the new. Or rather, there is no problem of application: the lines it brings out could equally be the lines of a life, a work of literature or art, or a society, depending on which system of coordinates is chosen.
—Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus. London: Continuum, 1987, 203-4