The seven of us have never met; at least, our material bodies have not shared the same geographical space. We are a becoming-assemblage, drawn to write together through encountering Deleuze and others in collaborative writing workshops in the UK and the United States in 2010 and 2011. This paper explores, expresses and creates, through the trajectories and surprises of zigzagging nomadic inquiry, our continuing engagement with Deleuze and his collaborators' conceptualisations. In the stutterings of our emerging minoritarian language(s) we create and write ourselves into our assemblage in all our particularities, our differing and contrasting affective and geographical landscapes alive as our writing moves and flows: between each other; between the ‘then’ of the workshops and the ‘now’ of our lives since; between daylight and darkness; between summer and winter; and as we seek to disrupt these and other such binaries. In this paper, through the always zigzagging movements of our writings we explore and inquire within our different accounts of the workshops we each experienced and offer something that writes to and with what has emerged, and is emerging, for us as a consequence of engaging in them. We write with the paradox of a seven never having been in the same material space simultaneously and with intensive materiality, material and affective flows, with each other, with Deleuze, Deleuze and Guattari, Deleuze and Parnet, Deleuze and … and … —with Deleuze there is always ‘and’—we open up (a) space(s) where we write between-the-seven.
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