"When you will have made him a body without organs,
then you will have delivered him from all his automatic reactions and restored him to his true freedom."
- Antonin Artaud's radio play "To Have Done with the Judgment of God" (1947)
a piece based upon the concept by Gilles Deleuze, BwO initially refers to the "virtual" dimension of the body.
Every "actual" body expresses a set of traits, habits, movements, affects, etc. But every "actual" body also has a "virtual" dimension, a vast reservoir of potential traits, connections, affects, movements, etc. This collection of potentials is what Deleuze calls the BwO. To "make oneself a body without organs," then, is to actively experiment with oneself to draw out and activate these virtual potentials.
Taka – drums
M – piano
- Body without Organs -