Blog-note de jef safi

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Y Sin Embargo Magazine #26

mercredi 22 décembre 2010

The individual suffocates under the saturation of the world because he feels that his subordinations overstep his autonomy, his power to be-in-himself among the multitude, his conatus Spinoza would say, the surge of his psychic individuation Simondon would say, his freedom liberals would catechize, confiscating it to those they enslave to persevere in theirs.

What about the multitude’s power of being-in-itself, of this conatus composed of multiple conatus ? It is the power of the collective individuation which brings together the conditions of possibility of individual individuations, as the conditions of possibility for their tamings, domestications, subjugations and asphyxiations.

Thus, the multitude smothers itself in its own collective memory supports, its tertiary retentions desired or unintended, its hypomnemata. Thanks to them, throughout the 20th century, people were emancipated by more leisure time, mobility, culture, by more autonomy which they had to pay it with submission to moral, commercial or ecological norms.

But these vital hypomnemata, including anabolic and catabolic externalities, are both opportune and unwelcome, healthy and harmful, indissociably. These are pharmaka, i.e. remedies as much as poisons, releases as much as addictions, and scapegoats as soon as the homeostatic balances break.

How to seize these pharmaka to take care of us as much as of the multitude ? How to conduct this project as therapeutics ? In this game, a non-zero-sum one, those who will be creative will be those who liberate the capacities of individual exceedences within collaborative projects, i.e. those who will loosen the servitudes without uprooting the social rhizomes.

From the bottom of the global capitalist saturation, this creativity should no longer aim bourgeois mimetic sublimations, but co-erring cathartic emancipations. This creativity must invest the consensual resonances of the multitude to change the modes of production, so that new hypomnemata, objects, shapes and figures, can befall outside the mercantile overproduction dumps.

To this end, it is less to "make our lives a work of art" than to "make our lives a thread of events". Let us de(re)invent, de(re)choose, de(re)construct, de(re)territorialize distributable singularities and eccentricities, so that the multitude can algorYthm their recursions allowing the emergence of new vanishing lines.

Individuated by jef safi, recursing hypomnemata of the multiple : Heraclitus, Democritus, Zhuangzi, Plato, Aristotle, Spinoza, Bergson, Simondon, Debord, Deleuze, Guattari, Foucault, Castoriadis, Conway, Negri, Stiegler, Žižek, Badiou, Maffesoli, Belhaj Kacem and so many others.

Red dummies are part of the creation "I manichini di Nani" of Alessandro Marcucci Pinoli exhibited in Hotel Alexander, alias Museum Palace ; 61121 Pesaro (PU) Italia.