‘C’ for Culture (from l’Abécédaire de Gilles Deleuze)

Yes, certainly, it’s a form of pleasure, although not always. But I see this as part of my investment in being “on the lookout.” I don’t believe in culture to some extent, but rather I believe in encounters. But these encounters don’t occur with people. People always think that it’s with people that encounters occur, which is why it’s awful… Now, in this, that belongs to the domain of culture, intellectuals, meeting one another, this disgusting practice of conferences, this infamy. So encounters, it’s not between people that they happen, but with things… So I encounter a… painting, yes, or a piece of music, that’s how I understand an encounter.