Presentation on theme: "Guattari Post Media.. Vandaag – Concepten tot nu toe. – Achtergrond Guattari kritiek op structuralisme en psychoanalyse. – Het postmodernisme. Kleine."— Presentation transcript:
Guattari ‘Utopia, today, is to believe that current societies will be able to continue along on their merry little way without major upheavals. Social modes of organisation that prevail today on earth are not holding up, literally and figuratively. History is gripped by crazy parameters: demography, energy, the technological-scientific explosion, pollution, the arms race… What is terrifying is our lack of collective imagination in a world that has reached such a boiling point…’ (Guattari 307).
Guattari. – Kritiek op psychoanalyse en structuralisme. Freud reduceert verlangen tot fysieke feiten. Lacan beperkte beeld van het symbolische. Relatie psychoanalyse tot het kapitalisme. – Sociale werkelijkheid geen spel van betekenaren. (296).
Postmodernisme. From time immemorial, …, the capitalistic drive has always combined two fundamental components. One of these components is the destruction of social territories, collective identities, and traditional value systems. I qualify this as deterritorialisation. The other component is the reconstitution – even through the most artificial means – of individuated personological frameworks, schemata of power, and models of submission which are, if not similar in form to those that the capitalistic drive destroyed, that at least homothetical to them, from a functional point of view. I consider this last component a movement of ‘reterritorialisation’.
Post-media ‘This rocking motion that brought us to a dangerously retrograde subjective reterritorialisation might spectacularly turn around the day when are asserted, in a sufficient manner, new emancipatory social pracices and, above all, alternative assemblages of subjective production capabale of connecting – on a mode different than that of conservative reterritorialisation – to the molecular revolutions that work our era’. (293).
Postmodernisme. Postmoderne conditie. (Lyotard). – Einde grote verhalen, die ons handelen rechtvaardigen. – ‘Little narratives’ als antwoord. (G 294). ‘Be they painters, architects, or philosophers, the heroes of postmodernism have this in common; they all think that today’s crises in artistic and social practices can no longer result in anything but a total refusal of all collective project-making of any importance. Let’s cultivate our garden, and preferably in conformity with the practices and customs of our contemporaries’ (Guattari, 295).
Post-modernisme. ‘post-modernism comes down to nothing more than the final spasms of modernism, that it is a reaction and, to a certain extent, a mirror of the formalist and reductionist abuses of the latter, from which it ultimately isn’t really different. (…) But there will be no revivial of the creative phylum that they had hoped to bring back’(292).
Post-media ‘The emergence of these new practices of subjectivation of a post- media era will be greatly facilitated by a concerted reappropriation of communicational and information technology, assuming that they increasingly allow for: 1) the formation of innovative forms of dialogue and collective interactivity and eventually, a reinvention of democracy; 2) Be means of the miniaturization and personalization of equipments, a resingularization of the machinic mediatized means of expression; we can presume, on this subject, that it is the connection, through networking, of banks of data which will offer us the most surprising views; 3) The multiplication to infinity of ‘existential operators’, permitting acces to mutant creative universes’ (G 300).
Post-media. ‘The coming post-mediatic revolution must be called on to take the relay (with incomparable efficiency) of minoritary groups which are the only ones, even today, that have become aware of the mortal risk, for humanity, of problems such as: - the race to stockpile nuclear weapons, - world hunger, - irreversible ecological damage, -mass-mediatic pollution of collective subjectivity.’ (Guattari 300)