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Irational.org’s Traum

By Mute 20 May 2014

Irational.org’s Traum a Psychoarchaeologist’s Dramaturgy By V.M. Series editors: Clemens Apprich, Josephine Berry Slater, Anthony Iles &...

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LESSONS FROM THE FUTURE

By Michelle Jones 14 May 2014

Post-fordist visions of flexible, personalised, and life-long learning have grown even leaner and meaner post-2008. The student body is increasingly v...

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QUESTIONS FOR POETS

By Anne Boyer 1 May 2014

Brecht ventriloquised the questions of a worker who reads, and Walt Whitman declared the 'direct trial' of the poet to be – 'today'. In a time when ...

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The Maid and the Money-Form

By Alberto Toscano 25 April 2014

Capital is going on around us all the time and yet, like gravity, we cannot see it except in its effects. A promising hypothesis, but Isaac Julien’s...

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Pyramid Dead - The Artangel of History

By Christopher Jones 17 April 2014

The Heygate Estate has stood partially empty for several years, a living monument to the expulsion, AKA ‘regeneration’, of working class populatio...

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Liverpool's Docks, Dust and Dirt

By Brian Ashton, David Jacques, Steve Toombs & David Whyte 4 April 2014

While recycling is promoted as universally positive the material processes associated with recycling itself are potentially dangerous. Essays by Brian...

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The Technical Composition of Conceptualism

By Joshua Clover 2 April 2014

If the last four decades of protracted crisis stem from the increasing productivity of capitalist technology, how does culture index this and how (els...

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Proud to be Flesh: A Mute Magazine Anthology of Cultural Politics after the Net

By ed. Josephine Berry Slater, Pauline Van Mourik Broekman, Michael Corris 11 April 2009

Buy on Amazon UK £35 and other regions, Super Saving free shipping In late 1994, back in the days of dial-up modems and Netscape Navigat...

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Athens and the Bankers

By Richard B 12 August 2015

The Greek crisis is often diminished to a simple story of Debt versus the People. Richard B moves between the symptomatic details of everyday life in ...

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Synthetic Dreams: Gender, Modernity and Art Silk Stockings

By Hannah Proctor 31 July 2015

The world’s first synthetic fabric, rayon, made from congealed vegetable matter and human labour, was spun into artificial silk stockings and worn b...

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Building Downwards

By Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart 23 July 2015

In their review of Keller Easterling’s Subtraction, Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart interrogate an architectural theory that makes an econom...

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Against Accelerationism – For Marxism

By Reid Kane 23 July 2015

'Jetpack communism' or 'Marxist heresy'? Today's younger red tories (also known as 'left accelerationists') approach capitalism's contradictions and t...

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Precarity as Activism

By Sarah Charalambides 1 July 2015

How do we turn the normalisation of precarity into a basis for collective action? While the social category ‘precariat’ grafted over differences, ...

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Capital and Community: On Melanie Gilligan’s Trilogy

By Jasper Bernes 23 June 2015

In his assessment of the latest film in Melanie Gilligan’s trilogy on crisis, capital and community Jasper Bernes emphasises the necessity and diffi...

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EQUALITATE: FAIR RATES AT TATE

By mute 31 May 2015

TO: DIRECTOR OF TATE & MANAGEMENT OF SECURITY CONTRACTOR WILSON JAMES End the disparity between staff at the Tate! London Tate Galler...

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Art, Value, and the Freedom Fetish

By Daniel Spaulding and Nicole Demby 28 May 2015

If art is a commodity, is it just a commodity, subject to the law of value? Or does art's distinctive process of production render it c...

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Taking Potshots at Labour

By Sven Lütticken 20 May 2015

In their recent networked film project, Ehmann and Farocki produce a multiply authored film installation about global labour that superimposes the pro...

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The Future of the Charters of Liberty in the 21st Century: From homo idioticus to femina communis

By mute 9 May 2015

A talk by Peter Linebaugh, presented by artists Emma Rushton and Derek Tyman, The Victorian Prison, Lincoln Castle.   Organised by the ...

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Chronicle of a Crash Foretold

By Tom Jennings 7 May 2015

In John Barker’s Futures, an expertly crafted crime novel exploring cocaine trafficking in Thatcherite London, Tom Jennings finds a parable of neoli...

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