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Waving to Nicholas McClintock

Waving to Nicholas McClintock

The reading group on The Fold progresses well, with a core of 6 people attending and a rhythm to the sessions as we work through various moments in each chapter before trying to establish something like a broader ‘shape’.  Yesterday’s session focused on Chapter 5, ‘Incompossibility, Individuality, Liberty’, where the text moves onto a different terrain from the ‘ontological’ pure… Read more →

‘an active line on a walk’ (The Fold – reading notes #2)

‘an active line on a walk’ (The Fold – reading notes #2)

Chapter 2 of F begins, if possible, even more obscurely than Chapter 1.  The first line of F, Chapter 1, is ‘The Baroque refers not to an essence but rather to an operative function, to a trait’ (F:3).  This might be a dense sentence in that it’s implications will need to be unpacked and explored but compared to the first… Read more →

‘…souls are everywhere in matter.’ (The Fold – reading notes #1)

‘…souls are everywhere in matter.’ (The Fold – reading notes #1)

Notes on Deleuze’s ‘The Fold’ resulting from the work being done as I attend the excellent new reading group hosted by Matthew Dennis at Goldsmiths College, with thanks to him for the opportunity to study the work and for the others at the group for stimulating and interesting conversations. Matthew Dennis made some introductory remarks when we first met for… Read more →