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)


And I want us to be a country where it doesn’t matter where you were born, who your parents are, where you went to school, what your accent sounds like, what god you worship, whether you’re a man or a woman, gay or straight, or black or white.

– Theresa May, 5 October 2016, Conservative Party Conference


Policing the Knowledge Quarter

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


Material Conjectures with Gary Woodley

Emily Motto

L(a)ying Down in the Banlieue

Despite commonalities between feminist poetry and Marxist feminism, they have not often crossed paths. How might writing such as Bhanu Kapil’s Ban en Banlieue be able to explore more viscerally the necessarily hidden often racialised and gendered remainders of the class relation which otherwise useful Marxist feminist categories cannot articulate fully? What, asks Amy De’Ath, can such poetry lay bare?


Mute Magazine Print Archive

Mute magazine covers

The Mute magazine print archive has its first release for sale as an original, limited edition set of all fifty-one issues of the print versions of the magazine, covering twenty years of publishing from 1994 to 2014.

Review of Networking the Unseen, Furtherfield Gallery, June 17-August 14, 2016

An anonymous artist statement in response to the volksbühne debate originally published by Texte zur Kunst, https://www.textezurkunst.de/articles/ein-anonymes-kunstlerinnen-statement-zur-volksbuhnendebatte/


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


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