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Cesura//Acceso • Fundraising Party with Mute magazine + Abject Bloc

Limehouse Town Hall

 

20th June
8pm-3am

 

Seymour Wright + TBC
Ute Kangiesser - Solo Cello
Design A Wave 
Anthony Iles + Marina Vishmidt (DJ)
Mike Levitt + James Janco (Limazulu) (DJ)

 

Pedunculated Fandango

Acknowledging the trends of a new cultural-topological turn Jonathan Kemp reads Sha Xin Wei’s recent book on poiesis, enchantment and topology, inside out

 

I teach you the friend and his overflowing heart. But you must understand how to be a sponge if you want to be loved by overflowing hearts

Irational.org’s Traum

Irational.org’s Traum a Psychoarchaeologist’s Dramaturgy

By V.M.

Series editors: Clemens Apprich, Josephine Berry Slater, Anthony Iles & Oliver Lerone Schultz

Published in association with Post-Media Lab Books

Captives of Combination

In this double review of exhibitions by Camille Henrot and Hannah Höch on display in East London galleries this spring, Josephine Berry Slater sees how differently the art of combination can be plied by artists working a century apart

 

Momentous and Deflationary Times

A short video conversation between Anthony Iles, Aileen Burns & Johan Lundh, in the context of CCA Derry’s Momentous Times exhibition, which brought an internationalist and confrontational edge to the 2013 UK City of Culture celebrations. Directed by Caroline Heron and produced by CPVN

 

The Distribution of the Insensible

Setting out from a strong critique of the aesthetics of Jacques Rancière, Nathan Brown reappraises the relationship between labour, physicality and media understood through the work of artist Nicolas Baier

 

We Hate the Users: An Interview with UBERMORGEN

Several decades after the birth of artivism and net art, UBERMORGEN continue to make art with and about networked society. But where net art 1.0 was largely critical of capitalism’s use of networks, today UBERMORGEN’s tactics work through an aesthetics of affirmation. Interview by Stevphen Shukaitis

 

Lotta Poetica

Youcef Sebti, extract from 'Nothing Poem'

The Arab Spring is well known for the movement of the Squares and the explosion of demands for democracy and an end to corruption in the Middle East. Within and beyond this, argues Howard Slater, it is also the product of a linguistic outer-nationalism in which singular and plural dissidents from the repressive and traumatic norms of capital in crisis elaborate a catalytic language which screams and acts in the face of everyday tyranny

Mute magazine panel discussion at Historical Materialism on Sunday 10 November at 12pm:

Chair: Benedict Seymour.

Presentations by:

Giorgio Cesarale – 'A dialectical critique of the "necessity- contingency" couple in speculative realism'.

Svenja Bromberg – 'The politics of an object-oriented aesthetics'.

Sebastian Truskolaski – 'Reflections on Realism – Adorno contra Meillassoux.'

Alberto Toscano – Discussant.

For more information about the conference see:

The Speculative Horror Academy

Film still from Street of Crocodiles by The Quay Brothers

A gothic ruin provides the heady setting for John Cunningham’s short story exploring horror as a condition for contemporary thought

 

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