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Value-Form and Avant-Garde

By Daniel Spaulding 27 March 2014

  The theory of programmatism describes the struggle of labour to affirm itself as a class within and against capital. Here Daniel Spaulding e...

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Keeping up with the Pavlovs

By Danny Hayward 19 March 2014

Critics of the grand enterprise of 'crisis-driven' poverty management often take special umbrage at Michael Gove's educational 'Victorianism'. In this...

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Captives of Combination

By Josephine Berry Slater 18 March 2014

In this double review of exhibitions by Camille Henrot and Hannah Höch on display in East London galleries this spring, Josephine Berry Slater sees h...

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The ‘Not’ of Speculative Realism

By Giorgio Cesarale 19 February 2014

Is the movement formerly known as Speculative Realism really as weird as it would wish, or is its free floating negativity the index of a different ki...

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Wandering Abstraction

By Ray Brassier 13 February 2014

Developing a presentation given at the Accelerationism symposium in Berlin December 2013, Ray Brassier draws upon the divergent theories of ...

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Epistemic Panic and the Problem of Life

By Josephine Berry Slater 13 February 2014

In this transcript of a presentation given at the Accelerationism symposium in Berlin December 2013, Josephine Berry Slater questions whether, in the ...

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Momentous and Deflationary Times

By Caroline Heron and Anthony Iles 5 February 2014

A short video conversation between Anthony Iles, Aileen Burns & Johan Lundh, in the context of CCA Derry’s Momentous Times exhibition, which bro...

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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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