Posted by: Edward | September 10, 2006

Drifting with Deleuze

The Situationist Drift is an example of a program that creates a Body without Organs and circulates charge across it.

By disengaging with the striated purpose of the city and the streets the drifter creates or allows a null to exist. This smooth space forms the body without organs. The organs of the city cut themselves loose from the organized system that makes a city an organism.

The next phase in the drifter’s program is to pass, or allow to pass, an intensive charge over the city’s body. This is the search for psychogeographic traces or the experiencing of synchronicities. The drifter feels, senses, these intensities rather than perceives them. Over time sites of power are found and returned to, zones of intensity like the power centers or charkas that form on the body as a result of a tantric or taoist alchemy program.

Drifts are not climactic but rather form plateaus, which the drifter can recapitulate or reconstruct. Climaxes are a collapse of the fields either through explosion or implosion. The intensity spikes and the body without organs falls back into the systems of an organism. Sometimes of course the climax collapses into a different organism than the one that generated the fields.

Works Cited

Deleuze, Gilles and Guattari, Felix. (1987). A Thousand Plateaus. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.



  1. the home personality / finds the soma pleasing

  2. this image is light in by brain. your imagination is acceptable

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