"Write to the nth power, N-1, write with slogans: Form rhizomes and not roots, never plant! Don't sow, forage! Be neither a One nor a Many, but multiplicities! Form a line, never a point! Speed transforms the point into a line. Be fast, even while standing still! Line of chance, line of hips, line of flight. Don't arouse the General in yourself! Not an exact idea, but just as idea (Godard). Have short-term ideas. Make maps, not photographs or drawings. Be the Pink Panther, and let your loves be like the wasp and the orchid, the cat and the baboon. As they sing of old man river:
He don't plant tatos
Don't plant cotton
Them that plants them is soon
But old man river he just keeps rollin
A rhizome doesn't begin and doesn't end, but is always in the middle, between things, interbeing, intermezzo."
from Rhizome by Deleuze & Guattari
In 101: One Zero One, there is no hierarchy, nodes are present, but there are many ways to enter the site and no one way is preferable to another. The perception of connectivity is initiated by you, and is, therfore, a decentralising principle. At any given moment the "centre" is the individual's position.
The distortion possible while linking through these pages acts as mediation and comtemplation of possible sites and spaces.
Thanks for quoting this beautiful sentence by Deleuze/Guattari. Rhizomes are life, rhizomes are art. Not being but becoming always.
I found you while I was searching for anthropological works
by my friend Dirck van Bekkum (he visited you on the 5th of May 1997.)
I certainly enjoyed my short stay and added my ribosome to the
continuum of your 'proteins'.
Audrey Pisani-Crockford (Naturopath - Malta)
doing a project on the fold and relevant links
Melbourne Uni Australia RMIT uni actually
If there is anyone interested in doing Pound's Rock- Drill Canto's with a special look towards the rhizome and schizo=analysis, let me know.
I'm writing a paper on D&G and Ezra Pound's Rock Drill Canto's. Any suggestions?
you're email bounced. Let us know if this is the right address.
Enjoyed your piece. It is very thoughtful.
rhizome in itself is contained in the word, the project is arranged in the order messages were received?
Not necessarily. There are several Reader Response pages throughout 101:One Zero One. Some are organized chronologically in an accending or decending order. Some, such as this one, are organized by content or interest. One, is incorporated into the writing.
I am reading Latour. He makes in an interview a connection of rhizome with his concepts of hybrids and networks.
Is their any recent literature on this ?
Thanks from the Netherlands
Dirck van Bekkum
Dirck van Bekkum Anthroplogist
Please, rhizomatic friend,
go to http://panoramix.univ-paris1.fr/UFR04/rh
This is a french rhizome site.
name = Benoit Pereira da silva
I hit nodes and "The file you requested:
was not found on this server."
Thanks for letting me know. Come back again.
you are all cool
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