Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Everything That Is And Isn't In A Name, Idea Or Thing

Fig. 1. Joseph Kosuth - Titled (Art as Idea as Idea, Nothing), 1967

'Singularities are the true transcendental events. . . . Far from being individual or personal, singularities preside over the genesis of individuals and persons; they are distinguished in a 'potential' which admits neither Self nor I, but which produces them by actualising or realising itself. . . . Only a theory of the singular point is capable of transcending the synthesis of the person and the analysis of the individual as these are (or are made) in consciousness. . . . Only when the world, teeming with anonymous and nomadic, impersonal and preindividual singularities, opens up, do we tread at last on the field of the transcendental.'

Gilles Deleuze (The Logic of Sense)

Addendum: Coup de Silence (or, The Dictatorship of Dumbness)

John Cage - 4'33", 1952 (BBC Symphony Orchestra - c. Lawrence Foster, 2004)

‘The material of music is sound and silence. Integrating these, is composing. I have nothing to say, and I am saying it.’

John Cage