[-empyre-] Shadows in the Dawn
swht at clear.net.nz
Mon Mar 20 09:01:28 AEDT 2017
On 20/03/17 06:38, Alan Sondheim wrote:
> Do you think of an 'underground' of any sort? As resistance? (In other
> words, might the metaphor of 'theater' be in need of deconstruction
> under real or potential totalitarianism?)
These questions are gifts to one practicing Minus Theatre! But I would
like to hear other voices too. So briefly: Deleuze and Guattari
vociferously prefer the metaphor of the factory over that of theatre in
/Anti-Oedipus /(in which the critique of capitalism as /axiomatic/,
although it is developed contra psychoanalytic legacies, is, in the
latter half of the book, where it broadens into sociohistoricocultural
critique, apposite in its impertinence).
The underground is suggestive for me of mycelial networks producing
decomposition (a tree means much less lying down)--and information.
Theatre, I think, retreated from autocritique with the postwar crisis of
representation--that is, having, as a mode of representation, /par
excellence/, to some, flagellated itself into political impotence, it
went a great distance, and stopped: probably in the 1980s.
Then there is this provocative notion of noncompliance: bodies--the
means of production; bodies--the means of nonproduction.
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