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Faced with trauma, language’s impoverishment is exposed. Other emotional experiences - love, anger, depression, hunger, or even desire, that infest the body with unfamiliarity, find explication through writing. They begin with a want, so find satiation in language, or at the very least, a sense of control. Faced with trauma, language is depleted into inarticulacy, a muted mess of choked words and insubstantial descriptions.

In and Out of Art and Work: On the W.A.G.E. Certificate

In 2014 W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) launched a campaign of certification which ‘publicly recognizes non-profit arts organizations [...] paying artist fees that meet a minimum payment standard’. Josefine Wikström assesses the campaign’s aims within art’s complex relation to the capitalist division of labour

 

Plants, Androids and Operators - A Post-Media Handbook

Cover Plants, Androids and Operators - A Post-Media Handbook

Print 978-1-906496-96-8
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Published 2014 by Mute Books
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This book documents the first life-cycle of the Post-Media Lab (2011-2014). Taking up Fèlix Guattari’s challenge, the Lab aimed to combine social and media practices into collective assemblages of enunciation in order to confront social monoformity.

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You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus

You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus

You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus

Edited by Mira Mattar

A dispatch from Berlin on post-internet art by Jacob Bard-Rosenberg reposted from: http://prolapsarian.tumblr.com/post/105025464662/all-the-worlds-a-platform-dispatches-from-berlin

 

Forensis Is Forensics Where There Is No Law

During Forensis, an exhibition and conference at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin this Spring, researcher-curators Eyal Weizman and Anselm Franke talked to Gal Kirn and Niloufar Tajeri about the relationship of forensics to emancipatory politics and the aesthetic implications of ‘forensic realism’

 

Boycott the Zabludowicz Foundation!

Free Palestine!

Mute is hosting this statement in solidarity with the call for a boycott of the Zabludowicz Foundation. It was originally published online a few months ago during the latest round of violent atrocities committed by the Israeli state against Palestinian people. We fully support this boycott and call on our readers and writers to join us in solidarity. 

 

1. Art and Art Patronage

 

Bruce Willis, Irigaray, and the Aesthetics of Space Travel

Turkey heart

'Or for instance, if you were crushed to death by hundreds of boxes of chocolate....' John Russell takes the (w)hole system apart and refuses to put it back together again…

Wanna Play? Game Over

Artist as Oppressor

Sometimes ethical claims about public space and 'free expression' conceal private interests and violence against the oppressed. Jacob Bard Rosenberg on the case of Dries Verhoeven and some problematic presuppositions of relational and post-internet art practices

 

Nationally funded surveillance art is still surveillance – Imri Kahn

 

The Assassination Surge on those Fighting Corruption

Political assassinations in South Africa have become a feature sustained by corruption, infighting and the "ruling party's hegemony"

03 Oct 2014

Reposted from:  http://mg.co.za/article/2014-10-03-the-assassination-surge-on-those-fighting-corruption

 

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