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Psy(co)motion: Anti-production and Détournement in Affective Musical Cartographies

  • Tina Richardson
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Abstract

Richardson, informed by non-representational thinking on affect and the work of Felix Guattari, discusses the musical compilation series Psy(co)motion in the context of a schizocartographic analysis. She introduces the set of psychogeographically oriented CDs within the mix-tape/CD phenomenon while situating it as a form that challenges ossified systems of power. Considering concepts such as aesthetics and affect, the mix CD series uses Félix Guattari’s theories concerned with production, singularisation and reterritorialisation. The chapter goes on to discuss whether Psy(co)motion manages to successfully recuperate itself through the molecular creation of the object, and via its virtual and physical dissemination.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tina Richardson
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  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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