The lines are inscribed on a Body without Organs upon which everything is drawn

The lines are inscribed on a body without organs upon

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The lines are inscribed on a Body without Organs, upon which everything is drawn and flees, which is itself an abstract line with neither imaginary figures nor symbolic functions: the real of the BwO. This body is the only practical object of schizoanalysis: What is your body without organs? What are your lines? What map are you in the process of making or rearranging? What abstract line will you draw, and at what price, for yourself and for others? What is your line of flight?What is your BwO, merged with that line? Are you cracking up? Are you going to crack up? Are you deterritorializing?Which lines are you severing, and which are you extending or resuming? Schizoanalysis does not pertain to elements or aggregates, nor to subjects, relations, or structures. It pertains only to lineaments running through groups as well as individuals. Schizoanalysis, as the analysis of desire, is immediately practical and political, whether it is a question of an individual, group, or society. For politics precedes being. Practicedoes not come after the emplacement of the terms and their relations, but actively participates in the drawing of the lines;it confronts the same dangers and the same variations as the emplacement does. Schizoanalysis is like the art of the new. Or rather, there is no problem of application: the lines it brings out could equally be the lines of a life, a work of literature or art, or a society, depending on which system of coordinates is chosen. Line of molar or rigid segmentarity, line of molecular or supple segmentation, line of flight-many problems arise.The first concerns the particular character of each line. It might be thought that rigid segments are sociallydetermined, predetermined, overcoded by the State; there may be a tendency to construe supple segmentarity as an interior activity, something imaginary or phantasmic. As for the line of flight,would it not be entirely personal, the way in which an individual escapes onhis or her[their] own account, escapes "responsibilities," escapes the world, takes refuge in the desert, or else in art ... ? False impression. Supplesegmentarity has nothing to do with the imaginary, and micropolitics is no less extensive or real than macropolitics. Politicson the grand scale can never administer its molar segmentswithoutalso dealing with the microinjectionsor infiltrations thatwork in its favor or present an obstacle to it; indeed, the larger the molar aggregates, the greater the molecularization of the agencies they put into play.Lines of flight, for their part, never consist in running away from the world but rather in causing runoffs, as when you drill a hole in a pipe; there is
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no social system that does not leak from all directions, even if it makes its segments increasingly rigid in order to seal the lines of flight. There is nothing imaginary, nothing symbolic, about a line of flight.
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