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OULIPO & CO – Ausstellung
Kuratiert von Jürgen Ritte

18.01.2018, 19:00 – 16.02.2018

ESPACE DIAPHANES
Dresdener Str. 118
10999 Berlin

Artur Żmijewski: Kunst als Alibi – Buchpräsentation

19.01.2018, 18:00

Galerie Peter Kilchmann
Zahnradstrasse 21
8005 Zürich
Schweiz

Radikales Denken. Zur Aktualität Susan Sontags – Buchpräsentation

24.01.2018, 20:30

pro qm
Almstadtstraße 48–50
10119 Berlin
Deutschland

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Marcus Quent

Belief in the world is what we most lack.

It was Gilles Deleuze who in various contexts underlined that what we most lacked was “belief in the world.” The odd remark appears, for example, in a conversation in 1990 with the Italian Marxist Antonio Negri about revolutionary emergence and the political force of minorities. In this dialogue Negri examines his interlocutor’s thought in the light of the “problem of the political,” which connects the various stages of the philosopher’s intellectual biography. Deleuze’s remark here is the reprise of a motif that would be familiar to readers of his second book on cinema, which appeared in 1985, in which Deleuze contends that the “power of modern cinema” is based on its ability to “give us back” our lost “belief in the world.”

At the end of the conversation Negri asks his dialogue partner about the possibility of present-day processes of subjectivization. After initially emphasizing the “rebellious spontaneity” of such processes, Deleuze...

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Dieter Mersch

Digital disrupture

We really need an analysis of algorithmic conditions and their paradoxes and ambiguities that gives them an adequate framework and horizon. But instead we currently seem to be finding an algorithmic solution of the algorithmic, much as digital solutions are being offered for the problems of the digital public sphere, in the way that IT corporations, for example, use exclusively mathematical procedures to evaluate and delete “fake news,” inappropriate portrayals, or the violation of personal rights. This tends to result in a circularity that leaves the drawing of boundaries and raising of barriers solely to programming, instead of restoring them to our ethical conscience and understanding of what the social could mean today. The machine, by contrast, remains alien to any mechanical limitation—just as its inability to decide lies in the impossibility of self-calculation. The nucleus of digital culture should instead be sought where the cultural of culture is located:...

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Ornamentation is the body of our thought
Ornamentation is the body of our thought

Elena Vogman

Dynamography, or Andrei Bely’s Rhythmic Gesture

The experience of the Russian Revolution transformed both the perception and the epistemic notion of time. It challenged artistic and scientific modes of production with the invention of new models of temporality. Nonlinear, morphological, and materialist models of time seemed to correspond more precisely to the irruptive event of the revolution. These echoed more the new political constellation than a historicist or purely philosophical notion of a homogeneous time as a condition a priori to any experience. New theories in...
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“Obsessed with buffering”
“Obsessed with buffering”

Tom McCarthy

Recessional—Or, the Time of the Hammer

Towards the end of Thomas Pynchon’s mammoth 1973 novel Gravity’s Rainbow, the stumbling ingénue of a hero Tyrone Slothrop sets off on a commando raid. The territory he and his cohorts move through is a giant ­metropolis, a “factory-state” in which capital, technology and power, perfectly co-calibrated, send airships drifting through urban canyons, past chrome caryatids and roof-gardens on skyscrapers that themselves shoot up and down on ­elevator-cables: a conurbation ­Pynchon calls the “City of the Future” or “Raketen-Stadt.” The...
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Diane Williams

How about some string?

I said “Would you like a rope? You know that haul you have is not secured properly.”
“No,” he said, “but I see you have string!”
“If this comes into motion—” I said, “you should use a rope.”
“Any poison ivy on that? ” he asked me, and I told him my rope had been in the barn peacefully for years.
He took a length of it to the bedside table. He had no concept for what wood could endure.
“Table must have broken when I lashed it onto the truck,” he said.
And, when he was moving the sewing machine, he let the cast iron wheels—bang, bang on the stair.
I had settled down to pack up the flamingo cookie jar, the cutlery, and the cookware, but stopped briefly, for how many times do you catch sudden sight of something heartfelt?
I saw our milk cows in their slow...

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An immodest proposal
An immodest proposal

Stephen Barber

A War of Fragments: World Versus America

J.G. Ballard’s self-declared ‘Immodest Proposal’ for a global war-­alliance to exact the destruction of America demonstrates the provocatory zeal of his last fiction plans, as well as their enduring prescience. As Ballard emphasises several times in the World Versus America notebooks, he is utterly serious in his concerns and visions. Although the Ballard ­estate declined permission for any images of pages from the World Versus America archival notebooks to accompany this essay, any member of the general public interested to do...
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Marcus Quent

Ohne Halt

Die Allgegenwart der Kritik, ihre Dominanz in Gestalt von Themen, in Gestalt von Verhaltensweisen und Bekenntnissen, ist ein erstes Anzeichen für die Abwesenheit kritischen Denkens.

In akademischen Kreisen dominiert gegenwärtig eine regelrechte Inventarisierung und Archivierung der Kritik, eine fleißige Verwaltung des kritischen Hausrats. Hier begegnet man allerlei Relevanzprüfern und Erbschaftsverwaltern, die das Brauchbare vom Unbrauchbaren trennen und die Familienzugehörigkeiten überwachen. Kritik erstarrt, weil sie in ihren Händen oft nicht mehr ist, als der beliebige Gegenstand eines enzyklopädischen Interesses. Dieses leidenschaftslose Interesse, das von keinem Impuls geleitet, von keinem Affekt getrieben wird, kennt nichts Liebens- oder Hassenswertes. Auf der anderen Seite drängen sich vermeintliche Gegenspieler in den Vordergrund, die meinen, die Kritik als ein rein evaluatives und optimierendes Unternehmen entlarven zu können. Hier sind es nicht Aktualitätsbescheiniger und Treuhandwächter, mit denen man es zu tun bekommt, sondern juvenile Rebellen und halbstarke Aufschneider. Sie verkünden mit antiakademischen Volten, die doch mitten in der...

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Digital Disrupture
Digital Disrupture

Dieter Mersch

Digital Criticism

Theorien des Digitalen beziehen ihre Konjunktur aus einer zweideutigen Lage. Zum einen besitzen sie ihre Herkunft in den Visionen und Utopien der gegenkulturellen Aufklärung der 1970er Jahre, aus denen nicht nur der Personal-Computer, sondern auch die Medienwissenschaften und Medientheorien hervorgegangen sind, die den digital disrupture theoretisiert und unter Reflexion gestellt haben und nach deren Diagnose wir vor einer ebenso nachhaltigen Zäsur stehen wie die frühe Neuzeit mit der Erfindung des Buchdrucks. Alle Zeichen und Inhalte bisheriger Kulturen stehen damit auf...
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Humanity is a metahuman concept.

Rolf Bossart, Milo Rau

Humanity is a metahuman concept.

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