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AV #4

Actual Virtual #4 ISSN 1752-5624

 

Summer is indeed over–but, in the words of Louis McNeice’s ‘Autumn Journal’, we have plenty of the ‘joie de vivre which is contraband’ in store. Issue number 4 of A/V is very happy to include exciting new Deleuzian applications, including a recent paper by John Sellers for the Human Sciences seminar at MMU who kindly allowed us to film him. This paper argues that Deleuze’s relationship with Stoicism goes far beyond his explicit comments on the Stoics in The Logic of Sense and that his philosophy as a whole is marked by a deeper Stoicism. It outlines six points of contact between Deleuze and Stoicism, locating the Stoics within Deleuze’s philosophical genealogy, and noting affinities in the areas of what might be labelled ontology, meta-philosophy, psychology, politics, and ethics.

Rob Lapsley’s provocative contribution is titled Time minus Duration? After critically examining Deleuze’s charges against psychoanalysis, he explores the degree of affinity between Deleuze and Lacan with the aim neither of establishing that one was “right” and the other “wrong” nor of collapsing the one into the other but of examining the resources made available by Deleuze for the reinvention of psychoanalysis.

We are also pleased to feature a short inter/review and sample of David Martin–Jones’s new book Deleuze and the Cinema of National Identity, released earlier this year, with its provocative assemblage of two previously unrelated fields. If you have new or forthcoming, publications of relevance, contact us to consider the possibility of coming over to meet us and be filmed/interviewed so we can promote your work by offering it ‘live’ to a wide audience

Our showcasing of Deleuzian–inflected art practices this issue offers Clifford Duffy’s use of Blogs as a creative writing tool.

A special thanks is, as always, due the team, especially Alan Hook, David Deamer, Vee Uye,  Rachel McConkey  and Ana Miller  for putting in hours of effort above and beyond the call of duty, shooting and editing audio–visual material and putting this issue together with enthusiasm and technical expertise.

A/V offers a unique outlet to delight the senses and stretch the minds of readers, viewers and listeners–according to our feedback from you, which we are glad to incorporate and learn from. We want all you creative machines out there to let us have your work–be it writing, music, video, dance, performance –for consideration and let us engineer its line of flight to our growing international community.

Anna Powell
Website Director

 

This paper argues that Deleuze’s relationship with Stoicism goes far beyond his explicit comments on the Stoics in The Logic of Sense and that his philosophy as a whole is marked by a deeper Stoicism. It outlines six points of contact between Deleuze and Stoicism, locating the Stoics within Deleuze’s philosophical genealogy, and noting affinities in the areas of what might be labeled ontology, meta-philosophy, psychology, politics, and ethics.

John Sellars (King’s College London)

 

After critically examining Deleuze’s charges against psychoanalysis, this paper explores the degree of affinity between Deleuze and Lacan with the aim neither of establishing that one was “right” and the other “wrong” nor of collapsing the one into the other but of examining the resources made available by Deleuze for the reinvention of psychoanalysis.

Rob Lapsley (The University of Manchester)

 


For the full text now or to view it at your leisure, please download the Transcipt of animation text originally written by Clifford Duffy exclusively for A/V. Clifford’s text has been animated by one of the Touch My Face members and Artistic Editor of A/V, Alan Hook… Next issue of A/V will feature more of Alan’s work that he has created for John Mullarky paper “Diagramatic Actualism” and will be a 3-D animation of John’s work created as an accompaniment to his forth coming book and original paper.

Clifford Duffy writes:

I am Canadian,
Poet,
Performance Poet,
Bloggist,
Artist,
Sometime arranger of music.

These days I am a reader of of Eric Alliez, Michael Connelly, Tristan Tzara, Francois Villon, Al Purdy and others others, blogger poets galore, I read street signs, and movies. I read music while running. I read book pages, and cigarette packs, bodies that move. That speak to me, body parts. Others. Everything.

The Fictions of Deleuze and Guattari:A Fictional Poetic Biography

This space is for the Fictions of Jill,Franny and Mona:The Fictions of Deleuze and Guattari,a Biography. The “fictions” are a series of epistolary missives, a chaosmosis inspired by imaginings and becomings. The fictions then, a desire-machine,tale of becomings,ebb flow, turn of break-cut. Schizoanalysis = Prose Poetry. Catch a FallIng StaR Sister Deleuze Yer desire Machines’ll Sing their Ringin’ Tone.

The Fictions of Deleuze and Guattari 2 | One Thousand Blogs and One |
This blog space yet another chunk, a bloc.. of the Fictions Jill, Franny, and Mona, a poetic..blogography of Deleuze and Guattari. The space of epistolary becomings,the chaosmosis of prose poetry. OnE ThoUsAnD BlOgss ~ William D and Mona G This blog is consisting of all sorts of platos and plaketoes. It has no shaken artisticaristotle in its throttle. Rent free dynamism.

The Guattari Complex
Named after the work of Felix Guattari the ‘complex’ is virtual and combinatory. Although this blog refers to the name Guattari singularly, it is also a burrow between the two Blogs of the Fictions… Thus, it becomes a line of glissade a between the two ‘volumes,’ the two blogs of fictions

Radiodeleuze

Audition selves charmed by his Master’s Voice. Metaphor becomes Reality.

AntiOedipus
This blog continues extends the work of becomings in the Fictions of D&G blogs__ examine&explore the text of A/O but not limit ourselves __ invention and connection stammer stutter __ perform interactions on A/O and oTHER tEXTS oUTside.Language is a machine bodywithoUtOrgans__ Experiment Invent, never interpret. How does the machine work, how does one plug a blog into a famous book, that is itself a translation from another language, another machine, the French language_pragmanticism.

 

Inter/Review is a new development created exclusively for the A/V journal by the Touch My Face production company. Inter/Review is developed to combine interview and book review to give the author an open forum to discuss their new works with an interviewer from the Deleuze Studies Web site. This open forum produces a comfortable arena for the author to elaborate on their work and explain some of its basic topics covered in their text and their relation to the developing realm of Deleuze Studies.

Alan Hook (Artistic Editor)

Featured in this edition of Inter/Review is Dr David Martin-Jones discussing his new book Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity with the Deleuze Studies Website Director Anna Powell.

Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity

Dr David Martin-Jones is lecturer in Film Studies at The University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity (Edinburgh University Press, 2006) and co-author of Why Deleuze? (I.B.Taurus, forthcoming). He is also on the editorial board of the international salon-journal, Film-Philosophy. His research primarily focuses on Deleuze and cinema, but also examines representations of Scotland, and various Asian Cinemas.

“David Martin-Jones’ Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity is one of the standout books of the year. Martin-Jones provides a profound and original reassessment of Gilles Deleuze’s own concepts of style and history in modern cinema. At the same time, the book goes beyond Deleuze, indeed displaces his thought onto new territories. With his engaging and deeply thoughtful analyses of mixtures of movement and time in contemporary world cinema, Martin-Jones takes us beyond movement and time-images towards something like a new genre-hybrid global cinemas where questions of national identity are deterritorialised within and across borders and cultures. This is a remarkable book.” – Professor David Rodowick, Harvard University