What is the collective?
I don't know, and I doubt that anyone does. I have never read anything that taught it to me. I have sometimes lived through certain events that make a little light in this dark. And sometimes, next to a dinner companion. This black category of collective, group, class, caste, whatever, is it a being in turn, or a cluster of relations?
Michel Serres: The Parasite
Emma Cocker, ‘Towards an Attitude of Openness’