Tag Archives: Deleuze

Post Industrial Salt Marsh (Richard W. DeKorte Park)

Went on an ex-urban hike through the ecological ruins alongside the northern parts of the New Jersey Turnpike. What remains a sublimely wasted industrial, post-industrial landscape is now complemented by a group of parks and trails forming a wet-green lung. … Continue reading

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(Pasolini) Hardscrabble Religious Image (The Gospel According to St. Mathew)

I think one could reasonably argue that in modern art, including cinema, including cinema that touches upon “the spiritual in art,” the background frames are more important than the figures operating on the foreground. The ones that grabbed me most … Continue reading

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(Lonely) The Last Metaphysician (Gilles Deleuze and The Logic Of Sense)

Here’s a quick attempt to sketch out some key concepts in The Logic of Sense. As always, I’m reading between the lines for religion and Talmud, in this case in relation to sense and non-sense, fantasy and paradox as modeled … Continue reading

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Spinoza Redux and Other Transpositions of the Posthuman Subject (Rosi Braidotti)

More on Rosi Braidotti — I posted earlier about Metamorphoses and its organization of a philosophical and political project around figures –in particular the joining of “women” with “animals,” “monsters,” and “machines.” In this one, Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics, Braidotti’s … Continue reading

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Metamorphoses & Trans-Human Becomings (Rosi Braidotti)

Reading Rosi Braidotti sometimes feels like reading comic books, or science-fiction. Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming is no exception.  The book is like a dare. Throughout the course of western culture and into our own popular culture, the … Continue reading

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Body Without Organs (Eva Hesse)

Reading up on bodies, the wall description for this large untitled sculpture by Eva Hesse says more about it than I could ever hope to do about knotting and twisting,  suspension and mutation, dipping and dripping. These types of work … Continue reading

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Material Feminism & Jewish Aesthetic Thought (New Chapter)

Needless to say, there has been little to zero recognition of these kinds of questions in Jewish philosophy about human viscera, affect, imagination, and the constitution and deconstitution of human subjectivities. The larger contexts to all this are woolly ideas in … Continue reading

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