By Erin Manning
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A life is experienced as the feeling of life welling across its dephasings. Think feeling here in the Whiteheadian sense, as propulsor to experience, always in the realm of the impersonal. 29 12:28 9165 Manning • Always More Than One • Sheet 48 of 296 F 6 PROOF This is not human feeling or emotion. It is affective tonality. It is the generative force, singular to this event, that moves the event toward its resolution. Each occasion has a tone, a singular expressivity, an enjoyment, as Whitehead would say.
Individuation happens at the surface not of the skin,but through a surfacing multiplicity, “a smooth, amorphous space . . constituted by an accumulation of proximities, . . each accumulation [defining] a zone of indiscernability proper to ‘becoming’ (more than a line and less than a surface; less than a volume and more than a surface)” (Deleuze and Guattari 1987, 488). When the skin becomes not a container but a multidimensioned topological surface that folds in, through, and across spacetimes of experience, what emerges is not a self but the dynamic form of a worlding that refuses categorization.
They land total movement, dimensionalizing it, opening total movement to an actualizing in concert with the now of time in the making. Total movement is felt in the now when the incongruity between the force of an infinity of potential and the limit- cut of the actual work together to activate the resonant shadow of a movement-moving that, while it never quite actualizes, continues to move through the actual movement such that movement-moving co- composes with what is actually experienced in time.
Always More Than One by Erin Manning