Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New

Edited by Simon O'Sullivan and Stephen Zepke

Pub Date: 13 Nov 2008

ISBN: 0826499538
ISBN13: 9780826499530

256 Pages

Series Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy


Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari have arguably gone further than anyone in contemporary philosophy in affirming a philosophy of creation, one that both establishes and encourages a clear ethical imperative: to create the new.

In this remarkable undertaking, these two thinkers have created a fresh engagement of thought with the world. This important collection of essays attempts to explore and extend the creative rupture that Deleuze and Guattari produce in the Capitalism and Schizophrenia project.

The essays in this volume, all by leading thinkers and theorists, extend Deleuze and Guattari's project by offering creative experiments in constructing new communities - of ideas and objects, experiences and collectives - that cohere around the interaction of philosophy, the arts and the political realm. Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New produces new perspectives on Deleuze and Guattari's work by emphasising its relevance to the contemporary intersection of aesthetics and political theory, thereby exploring a pressing contemporary problem: the production of the new.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction: The Production of the New, Simon O’Sullivan (Goldsmith’s College, University of London, UK) and Stephen Zepke (Academy of Fine Arts, Austria)
2. Sci Phi: Gilles Deleuze and the Future of Philosophy, Gregory Flaxman (University of North Carolina, USA)
3. Alterity and Desire, Bifo (Franco Berardi) (Accademia di belle Arti, Milan, Italy)
4. The Readymade: Art as the Refrain of Life, Stephen Zepke (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria)
5. Art Methodologies in Media Ecology, Matthew Fuller (Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK)
6. In Praise of Negativism, Alberto Toscano (Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK)
7. Affective Vectors: Icons, Guattari, and Art, Felicity J. Colman (University of Melbourne, Australia)
8. A Portrait of Deleuze-Foucault for Contemporary Art, John Rajchman (University of Columbia, USA)
9. The Production of the New and the Care of the Self, Simon O'Sullivan (Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK)
10. Thirty-Four (New) Ways of Expressing ‘Becoming-Thinking’ Through the Literary Work of Art and Sexuality, Dorothea Olkowski (University of Colorado, USA)
11. Readymades, Lavender Mist and Mirror Travel: Deleuze, Badiou and the Time of Art Practice, Dave Burrows (University of Central England, UK)
12. Beauty as the Promise of Happiness: Waste and the Present, Claire Colebrook (University of Edinburgh, UK)
13. Contemporary Matisse (Variations in Three, Two, One), Eric Alliez (Middlesex University, UK)
14. Deleuze and the Production of the New, Daniel W. Smith (Purdue University, USA)
15. Sonic and Cultural Noise as Production of the New: The Industrial Music Media Ecology of Throbbing Gristle, Michael Goddard (University of Lodz, Poland)
16. The Aesthetic Paradigm, Maurizio Lazzarato (Philosopher)
17. Painting Time With Light, Darren Ambrose (University of Warwick, UK)
18. Jazz Improvisation: Music of the People to Come, Eugene Holland (Ohio State University, USA)
19. Novelty and Double Causality in Kant, Whitehead and Deleuze, Steven Shaviro (Wayne State University, USA)
20. Resistance and Creation: An Introduction to Guattari’s ‘Consciousness and Subjectivity’, David Reggio (Goldsmith’s College, University of London, UK)
21. Consciousness and Subjectivity, Felix Guattari (Philosopher and psychoanalyst)
Bibliography Index


Simon O'Sullivan is Senior Lecturer in Art History/ Visual Culture at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. He is the author of Art Encounters Deleuze and Guattari: Thought Beyond Representation (Palgrave, 2005).

Stephen Zepke teaches Philosophy at the University of Vienna, Austria. He is the author of Art as Abstract Machine: Ontology and Aesthetics in Deleuze and Guattari (Routledge, 2005).