dance #113, rhizome II: follow the plants

Monday April 13, 2009

Rhizome II: Follow the plants

dance-113-rhizome-ii-follow-the-plants“The wisdom of the plants: even when they have roots, there is always an outside where they form a rhizome with something else—with the wind, an animal, human beings (and there is also an aspect under which animals themselves form rhizomes, as do people, etc.). ‘Drunkenness as a triumphant irruption of the plant in us.’ Always follow the rhizome by rupture; lengthen, prolong, and relay the line of flight; make it vary, until you have produced the most abstract and tortuous lines of n dimensions and broken directions. Conjugate deterritorialized flows. Follow the plants…” D & G, A Thousand Plateaus, p. 11

9:14 p.m. A 5 minute dance in my study. An enfleshment? The plants are rhizomatic and entangling. This is an energized dance. Long reaching limbs. Pulling upwards. Rotations. Dispersions. Expansions. The energetics of plantness with its speedy chemistry and viscosity. Plants are excitable tissues. Porous, lively, relational bodies.

It was a bright and sunny day. Warming too. Alice was sitting in my office chair with her back to me as I dance and draw.

~ by nmyers on April 13, 2009.

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