All entries for Saturday 13 November 2004
November 13, 2004
Forms and relations in virtuality and actuality
Follow-up to Actual from Transversality - Robert O'Toole
This seems to be the key concept that needs working on…
An actual pathway (becoming) is a form. In virtuality all possible (in relation to the past?) forms are considered. A form is as much its relation/consideration of other forms, of incompossible and compossible.
Aion, chronos, reversibility, irreversibility and the event should make some sense of this.
AionAion is the past-future, which in an infinite subdivision of the abstract moment endlessly decomposes itself in both directions at once and forever sidesteps the present. Deleuze, Logic of Sense, p. 77
ChronosChronos is the present which alone exists. It makes of the past and future its two oriented dimensions, so that one goes always from the past to the future… Deleuze, Logic of Sense, p. 77
…the unhistorical vapour that has nothing to do with the eternal, the becoming without which nothing would come about in history but that does not merge with history? WiP? p. 112
The actual is the trajectory through chaos, the virtual, and out again. Not present as a loci, and lost in the determination of the loci. The intensive cartography, rising and falling.
…distinuished from every present: the Intensive or Untimely, not an instant but a becoming. Again, is this not what Foucault called the Actual? ...The Actual is not what we are but, rather, what we become, what we are in the process of becoming - that is to say, the Other, our becoming-other. WiP p.112
Present being the loci. The actual is always already somewhere else.
An actual pathway (becoming) is a form. In virtuality all possible (in relation to the past) forms are considered. A form is as much its relation/consideration of other forms, of incompossible and compossible.
Eq. Nietzsche: inactual, untimely, – What is Philosophy? p 111–112
Chaos is defined as:
a virtual, containing all possible particles and drawing out all possible forms WiP p.118
…indicating that a virtuality contains an incompossible set of forms (actualities).
Chaos as the most virtual of virtualities?
Chaos is defined not so much by its disorder as by the infinite speed with which every form taking shape in it vanishes. It is a void that is not a nothingness but a virtual, containing all possible particles and drawing out all possible forms, which spring up only to disappear immediately, without consistency or reference, without consequence. Chaos is an infinite speed of birth and disappearance. WiP p.118
Chaos is a stage in the passage of the actual through the virtual to determine the present. Chaos is present, more or less, in every becoming.
Chaos unlocking sensation in the artistic process