Monthly Archives: December 2013

Desire and Care

Starting in 1959, Constant Nieuwenhuys embarked on a project that would nearly consume two decades of his life. Cobbling together models, sketches, writings, and other visual mediums, Niewenhuys, an early member of the avant-garde CoBrA movement and a later Situationist, … Continue reading

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Communique from the Committee for the Liberation of Autonomous Amusement: on the media

 “Representations have become more powerful than the material reality itself.”i When we make representations, we never accurately reach that which is being represented. There is a gulf between the object and the subject, and this gulf extends even to these … Continue reading

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Diving Into the Beach Beneath the Streets

Bradley Garrett has posed a radicalization of the (already radical) practice of ‘urban exploration’ – the opening up and diving into the places of the city that are normally excluded from the terrain of our everyday life. For Garrett, urban … Continue reading

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Roberto Freire on the security and freedom

Risk is synonymous with freedom. Power is established in the search for security. A person who likes risk and adventure has accepted insecurity, because she has her own utopia, she lives for satisfying, at any cost, her need for pleasure. … Continue reading

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Communique from the Committee for the Liberation of Autonomous Amusement: on the question of labor

Of all the things that the Committee for the Liberation of Autonomous Amusement calls for, it is the immediate refusal of labor on a mass scale and the repudiation of its status as a noble value. Capitalism elevated this system … Continue reading

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Communique from the Committee for the Liberation of Autonomous Amusement: on the foreclosure of possibility in everyday life

 We were taught that the map is not the territory, and how the way we perceive the world does not necessarily reflect the way the world truly is. Nobody taught us that not only is there a discrepancy between the … Continue reading

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Galloway’s “Control Matrix”

As a continuation of my previous post, I would like to replicate Alexander Galloway’s “Control Matrix” (Protocol, pgs. 114-115), which he uses to point towards a future (anti-?)politics of irrationality, silence, and hypertrophy. Part 1 Era Machine Energy mode Disciplinary … Continue reading

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