Deleuze and Guattari Product Thesis

2013

 

In their four major collaborative works, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari create a cartographic and structural composition that surveys and questions the established modes of societal, conceptual, familial, and psycho-analytical. As collaborators, they build on top, apart, and beside each other as discontinuous blocks, using one another as machines whose dysfunctions produce intensities that formulate a desire-driven rhizome of illustrations and images. The inclusive package explores the visual, architectural, and mathematical constructs that the philosopher and psychoanalyst employ to conceptualize notions of capitalism, schizophrenia, and desire. Ranging from the schizophrenic cage to the complex systems theory, the package focuses on the visualization of concepts, affects, precepts, and functions that are rhizomatically constructed throughout their works. The pages create a re-configurable rhizome diagramming the various architectural concepts: the schizophrenic breaks through the triangular office, but can jump to the Great Wall of China whose blocks he rearranges entering the abstract machine and the body without organs. The schizophrenic table is a body without organs, just as the universe is an architectural, changing rhizome. So are the concepts of Deleuze and Guattari. The reader can enter the burrow, attempt to find lines of escape, be reterritorialized, and be trapped in the machine - being on the limit, never to find the absolute end.