|Occupy Nature: Deleuze, Art and the Traumas of the Earth
To dismantle the most resilient powers that have been structuring the earth for so long, and more importantly, in such a bad way, “…requires all of the resources of art, and art of the highest kind” (Deleuze and Guattari 1988: 187). Thus the call to occupy nature, to map the radical "anotherness" inside nature. Occupying, Deleuze tells us, is not about critiquing something, but to love it intensely. Only that way occupying allows us to open up a new perceptual field (spatial, relational), showing us the androgynous doubled world on the other side, making apparent an unheard and an unforeseen in nature.
|Rick Dolphijn is a writer and a philosopher. He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Humanities, and senior fellow of the Centre for the Humanities, both at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He interested in what he calls ‘new materialism’ a fresh wind in philosophy closely linked to process thought and perhaps in some ways also to OOO and speculative realism. In his recently published book ‘New Materialism: Interviews and Cartographies’, coauthored with dr. Iris van der Tuin, the ‘new tradition’ called new materialism is situated in philosophy, in the sciences and in the arts. He is finishing a book which is more experimental and which deals with the urgency of this new form of thinking, entitled (for now) ‘Matter of Life: earth culture health’