Two Models of Inescapable Shock

Two Models of Inescapable Shock

Thursday 7 July 6-8pm


Marina Vishmidt and Anne Boyer in conversation

A Mute launch for:


Marina Vishmidt & Kerstin Stakemeier, Reproducing Autonomy, 2016


Anne Boyer, Garments Against Women, 2016


Richard Hoggart Building

Room 137a (main building)

Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW


About the books

Permanent Reproductive Crisis: An Interview with Silvia Federici

NY Wages For Housework Poster

On the occasion of the publication of an anthology of her writing and the accession of a  Wages for Housework NY archive at Mayday Rooms in London, Marina Vishmidt interviewed Silvia Federici on her extensive contribution to feminist thought and recent work on debt activism (with contributions by Mute, Mayday Rooms and George Caffentzis)


Event: Signal:Noise II

Ricardo Basbaum, 'Superpronoun: 9 Me-You Choreographies', diagram, 2003

Signal:Noise II

Friday 20 – Saturday 21 January 2012

The Showroom Gallery, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8


Policing the Knowledge Quarter

Sam Dolbear takes a walk through the oppressive reality of Brexit era London


Exit Strategies: Danny Hayward’s Pragmatic Sanction

Coordinated possibility

'What if our possibility is grounded in the uncoordinated?', asks Pragmatic Sanction, Danny Hayward's ambitious long poem. Among other things it undertakes a scarifying assault on the kind of 'thinking' constituted and compelled by the Government's 'points based' Work Capability Assessment system. Ed Luker works through and illuminates the dizzying deadlocks of a contemporary communist poetry that is neither reconciled nor resolved, but inexhaustibly compelling


In Times of Political Ruin

Massive boulders, strong mass

Some reflections on post-referendum politics from H. Gracchus

In these great times, which I have known since they were small; which shall become so again, if they are given time enough for it. – Karl Kraus

Notes from Non-Existence

Heinrich Haine takes leave of Common Sense with the perverse claim that some of the working class live in Islington and not all are natural anglo-English born. At least they weren't allowed to vote, then. But why does Mute give a platform to Cosmopolitan Scum?


Your country's dead man, but your continent is soiled

– Triple Negative, Schengen Wasteman


Call for Issue 2. Corrupting Desires! Technique, Performance and Control

Email to:

We are currently accepting submissions for Issue 2 of Cesura//Acceso, to be published in June 2016.

Our central theme will be: Corrupting Desires! Technique, Performance and Control.

Art’s Economic Exceptionalism

Whilst left critiques habitually relate art to capitalist commodification, few do this on strictly economic grounds, let alone cogently. Josefine Wikström argues that finally we do have a book that fulfills exactly this task



Inside Out

Marx famously described capitalism as mad and inverted. Daniel Spaulding re-examines speculative realism through an Adornian prism to disclose a thought of ‘the great outdoors’ beyond capital that is very much immanent to a world not only upside down but increasingly inside out


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