Chapter 1 - Paragraph 14


Image by Marc Ngui of Chapter 1 – Paragraph 14 of A Thousand Plateaus



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Contributed date

August 20, 2019 - 7:43pm

Critical Commentary

This is a drawing by Canadian artist Marc Ngui of paragraph 14 in Chapter 1  of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus (36). 

"The distinction to be made is not between exterior and interior, which are always relative , changing and reversible but between different types of multiplicities that coexist, interpenetrate, and change places – machines, cogs, motors and elements that are set in motion at a given moment, forming an assemblage of productive statements: “I love you” (or whatever)." (Deleuze and Guattari 1987, 36)


Ngui, Marc. 2008. Diagrams for Deleuze & Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus. INFLeXions: A journal for research creation.

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Marc Ngui, "Chapter 1 - Paragraph 14", contributed by Grant Jun Otsuki, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 20 August 2019, accessed 1 October 2023.