By Brian Massumi
A surprise to inspiration brings jointly essays that discover Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy of expression in a few modern contexts. it is going to be of curiosity to all these in philosophy, cultural experiences and artwork conception. the amount additionally includes an interview with Guattari which truly restates the 'aesthetic paradigm' that organizes either his and Deleuze's paintings.
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His feet are sheathed in high-heeled shoes. His pants are flared at the legs, but nicely tight around the buttocks. His jackets and shirts feature rows of big buttons, and leave his chest or midriff bare. A single lock of hair curls daintily over his forehead. Sometimes his eyes are hidden behind sunglasses. Other times, he bats his eyes coyly, or opens them wide in mock horror. 10 B E AU T Y L I E S I N T H E E Y E 10 Under the Cherry Moon is also noteworthy for its exceedingly postmodern strategy of pastiche.
Such interests precede the object and attenuate its contingency by integrating it into a pre-existing material or cultural whole. In this sense, Kant’s notion of ‘disinterest’ marks not a distance but its loss, an encounter which precisely strips the subject of its habits of thought. The attribute of beauty attaches not to the object but to the ‘event’ of the beautiful (Kant, 1987: 30 [Introduction]). We can see already how this aesthetic contracts the twin destiny of the modern work of art. On the other hand,the imperative to disorientation and novelty in art (novelty being another value that is shared by both commerce and creativity) and the decline of object-based and representative art forms.
It is more like a blasé shrug of the shoulders, or like Andy Warhol’s bland and oft-repeated judgement:‘it’s great’. 17 By virtue of this indifference, the beautiful is more resistant than is the sublime to being appropriated by the discourses or forces of morality. Beauty, Kant says, is as free from any notion of goodness or perfection as it is from any notion of utility. A sensitivity toward the beautiful may, he suggests, indicate a disposition toward the good. But that is as far as Kant is willing to go.
A Shock to Thought: Expression after Deleuze and Guattari by Brian Massumi