39 Relationen (Laufend) installation

Whilst the concept of process has remained relatively stable throughout the Deleuzian corpus, this is arguably not the case with respect to the still somewhat under explored concept of relation. I argue here that despite Deleuze’ insistence on the extrinsic character of relations, there are a number of seemingly incompatible senses of this concept that can be located within his work. There is, for example, a syncretist and eternalist conception of relation that conditions The Logic of Sense, a genetic, differential and productive conception of relation at work in Difference and Repetition and a more pragmatic, overtly political sense of relation or relationship that is developed in his collaboration with Guattari. 1

  1. Robert Spencer, Deleuze and the Aesthetic of Relation, 2012