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Reproducing Autonomy

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Reproducing Autonomy: Work, Money, Crisis and Contemporary Art

By Kerstin Stakemeier & Marina Vishmidt

ISBN paperback: 978-1-906496-99-9

Mute Books, May 2016

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Nervous Costume

Madame Tlank digresses from and back to Anne Boyer’s Garments Against Women, which is many things. A memoir written by someone without a history. A garment made for no-body. A reproduction fin in a great fleet of sharks

 

Down With Supreme Whateverness: On Anne Boyer's Garments Against Women

 

a catalogue of whales that is a catalogue 

Against Accelerationism – For Marxism

'Jetpack communism' or 'Marxist heresy'? Today's younger red tories (also known as 'left accelerationists') approach capitalism's contradictions and the threat of communism from the perspective of management, reviving a project resembling the ambiguously socialist nationalist and new right discourse of 'planisme' (developed in France and Belgium in the 1930-50s).

Keepsakes: A response to Ray Brassier

Responding to the Accelerationist challenge that the Left must re-engage the project of reason, philosopher Ray Brassier has countered that we need to disentangle ‘emancipatory’ abstractions from those of capitalist rationality. Here Dimitra Kotouza argues that in seeking such a distinction, Brassier misdiagnoses the relationship between capitalist social relations and the (lethal) abstractions they produce

 

The Jet-Set Peasantry: where no passenger is not drunk

The rabble is a fundamental problem for Hegel argues Frank Ruda. Sacha Kahir reviews Ruda’s Rabble, piecing together and pushing onwards the fragmented parts of civil society’s cyclonic contradiction

 

Come, poor things, let us sing […]

After darkness comes light,

After evil comes the good,

Our guide and leader, Abundance,

Comes to lead us1

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

 

Epistemic Panic and the Problem of Life

In this transcript of a presentation given at the Accelerationism symposium in Berlin December 2013, Josephine Berry Slater questions whether, in the era of biopolitics, forms of epistemic ‘accelerationism’ can be divorced from the management of life from which they flee

 

 

*In Conversation: George Caffentzis and John Barker*

To celebrate the recent release of *In Letters of Blood and Fire*, George Caffentzis and John Barker will be in conversation to discuss work, machines and crisis. Friday 22 November doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start Common House Unit 5E Pundersons Gardens E2 9QG

*Organised in collaboration with: PM Press, Mute Magazine and The Common House*

Other events in London and the UK

 

Microbial Communism

Communist futurist Bruno Jasieński's incredible novel, I Burn Paris, casts a plague upon the crisis-ridden Paris of the 1930s as the backdrop to a cycle of civil war, revolutionary defeat and eventual victory. Benjamin Noys reviews this recently recovered classic

 

Speaking to Arthur Ransome in 1919 Lenin remarked that he believed that revolution was imminent in England. He went on

 

We're pleased to announce Howard Slater's book, Anomie/Bonhomie & Other Writings, published by Mute Books, has been translated into Serbo-Croatian with a new cover, additional material and preface/afterword by kuda.org. The book is translated and published by Kuda.org and the Grupa za konceptualnu politiku.

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