becoming animal

When thinking about ‘becoming’ animal through music making in The White Mask, I was influenced by Deleuze and Guattari’s notion of ‘becoming’, where becoming is described not as imitation; imitation implies a shift from identity A to identity B. Becoming, in this sense, is neither regressive nor progressive, but rather a deconstruction of identity itself by being neither A nor B. By this definition, ‘becoming’ rejects hierarchical and linear structures.