A virtual mausoleum for Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, this project was initiated, in 1995, as a response to the reactions of the Deleuze and Guattari web community as the news of the deaths of Guattari, and later Deleuze, broke.
These reactions contradicted what we believed to be the overrriding principles of Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy; the creation of new concepts.
Philosophy, or rather the history of philosophy, is always primarily concerned with itself... the frames of reference of the history of philosophy maintain philosophy at the centre, if not the total focus of the enquiry. The mausoleum opens the process of enquiry into the history of philosophy onto any number of other dimensions thereby articulating our treatment of the history of philosophy as merely another dimension: We found Deleuze's escape route prefigured in the defenestre of Rear Window and of course Yves Klein.
This mausoluem is the corpus of Deleuze and Guattari, not re-organised or traced but used as a point of reference for works that extend beyond their corpus. Zones of neighbourhood [zone de voisinage], a term used in the unpopular 'What is Philosophy?', refers to how the internal consistency or heterogeneity of a concept always has a "threshold of indiscernibility" with other concepts. The mausoluem is continually being remapped by new contextual relations between the proximity of elements occupying this architecture. Any work that makes or breaks a connection, direct or otherwise, to any element of Deleuze + Guattari's corpus, is included and as the corpus extends to multiple disciplines, the range of included work is particluarly broad.
The mausoleum contained a multitude of necrotic dabblings and autopsies that proliferate like maggots in the coffin[s] of Deleuze and Guattari. They come from elsewhere, from multiple directions, in the sense that each maggot is like any other maggot in terms of its species but that it becomes a maggot, and later a fly, through feeding on the corpse where no two cells are the same in terms of decomposition.
Angus Carlyle, Jonathan Swain, System, Alphon 80, Jeff Instone, DJ Bird, Viewlogy, Overcoat, Tul Alred, Fanny Deleuze and et al.