Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Deleuzian Autism

I've had this beef with Deleuzian panegyrics to autism. Don't they reproduce the primitivism with which immediacy = who we really are = good versus bad, bad, reflexive loops = artifice = bad bad civilization?

What is avant-garde about this?

And what in this speaks to the immense suffering of autism?

Is autism chosen because it's even more hardwired than schizophrenia, D&G's favorite mode? More "primitive," therefore?

1 comment:

Katherine said...

Hey, I wasn't aware that "Deleuzian Autism" was a thing, but from your very brief comments it sounds like an avenue that could be relevant to some things I'm working on. Were there any specific papers/articles/etc. that you were thinking of re. your comments?

Incidentally, I've started introducing your work to other artists I know - you may have started to become popular amongst emerging Australian creatives, because I keep seeing vague references to you all over the place.

(long time fan, first time commenter)