CATEGORY RESPONSE / ALIENISM & POETRY / TRANSFUTURISM / PICK A FUTURE / METAZOA / APRÈS LE FUTUR / ALIEN RHYTHMS / ZOMBIES, CYBORGS & CHIMERAS / VALEDICTION FOR A WHITEBOI / NEW ADVENTURES OF THE HUMAN MACHINE / THE EXTINCTION CABARET / MOTHERFUCKER / GENERATIVE CELLS OF ABYSSAL HEIFER / WÖRTERFLUCHT / CONCUSSION PROTOCOLS / FROM AN OCCASIONAL ISLAND / [UNDISCLOSED LUMINARIES OFFER YOU TO THE WORLD] / GUNK 7 / THE PROCESSES / ROBOTOCRACY / THIS IS NOT GOING TO END WELL… Continue reading “ALIENIST 6”
Space Cow / The Alienist Tendency / Experiment as Resistance / Blueprint for a Manifesto of Alienist Cinema / Art Capitalism’s Dark Operators / The Processes / No Exit / Technology is Alien Life / Uses for a Dead Politics / The Ides of March & the Day After / Les Raisons de la Colère / Exchange Equivalence / Death by Resurrection / Dispatches from the Event Horizon / The Mysterious Case of the Invisible Third Meme / Das Untier OS2.0 / Kill the Reader / Concussion Protocols / Experiment No. 4, 9, 10 / The Prague Papers: “Resistance & Experiment” / After the Deluge, the Slime / Exquisite Corpses / Friendship: On Fascism, Consensus & the Politics of Philosophy /… Continue reading “ALIENIST 5”
Cydonia – Mars Colony – the present.
A psychocivilisational experiment has produced an evolved Corporate-State Apparatus in which all social & political relations are fatally entrapped inside an hallucination.
In such a world, where the irreal has become the last viable human habitat, inhumanity represents the ﬁnal refuge of “ideological struggle.”
Yet to murder an illusion, it is necessary to become an illusion.
And the escape from the mind-control labyrinth leads through the uncharted Maze of false disillusionment, where there is no Theseus & myth itself is the Minotaur.
Thus spake Assmann.
Impact X / Poetry & Crime / Improvisational Manifesto / Late Holocene Style / Algorithmic R.A.G.E. / Year Zero / Guerrilla Semiotix / Rage Against the Algorithm / No Velvet Revolution / Conspiracies of the Future / Artificial Intelligence vs Artificial Ignorance / Alt’ai / Cyberguerrilla Concept / Kafkabug / Experiment Nos. 03 & 07 / He Proves That He Is A Man / Note on the Foundation of a College of Philosophy / The Role of the Intellectual / Alienistisches Ministerium Für Kulturpropaganda / Et sic in infinitum / Les Inhumations / Here & Elsewhere / Principles of Anarchitecture / Concept for the First Alienist Non-Exhibition in Belgrade / Concussion Protocols #4 / … Continue reading “ALIENIST 4”
“They were marching like fugitives around the city. They were hiding yet they
didn’t know what was after them. They were in murky depths in a city that
now spread out like a swamp. L-Bomb would sometimes close her right eye
to see more clearly by bringing an uncoupled luxuriance to her visioning. They
threaded themselves in & out of streets, roads, parks, broadways, markets,
shopping malls, squares without ever being individual entities. They suffered
the abundance of a kind of inexhaustible intermediate state. They were like
animals of oblivion, & this was a literal fact too as all ancestors end up with
apes & their ancestors, ultimately the stars. They were like creatures rooting
around, anyone watching would assume there was some sort of fickleness
in play as they would suddenly swing round & make off in a completely
new direction to the one they had been following, as if thoughts were being
freshly corrupted & their despair a butterfly.”
PALOMARES BOMB GRRLS marks the return of the legendary Neo-Attack! author JOHNNY PULP. Continue reading “PALOMARES BOMB GRRLS”
ALIENIST Magazine #3 (August 2018): MANUFACTURING DISSENT
Formulary for an Alienist Poetics / Venice Statement / May Day Proclamation / What is to be done? / Principles of Anarchitecture / Drone Anarchitecture (roundtable) / Experimental Bio-Dystopia / Manufacturing Dissent: the revenance of 1968 / Manufacturing Dissent (roundtable) / 2 October 1968 / Professionals of Disorder / Concussion Protocols / … Continue reading “ALIENIST 3”
ALIENIST Magazine #2 (March 2018): 30,000 YEARS OF MARKET CONSOLIDATION
INTERIOR MINISTRY, LOUIS ARMAND, RICHARD MAKIN, DARYA KULBASHNA, RAREŞ GROZEA, VÍT BOHAL, DAVID VICHNAR, MARK DIVO, TATIANA LEBEDEVA, ELIZAVETA ARKHIPOVA, VADIM ERENT, MS MEKIBES, DMITRII SOBOLEV, GEORGIE CHEERS-ASLANIAN, GERMÁN SIERRA, VINCENT DACHY, ANDREW HODGSON, THOR GARCIA, JEROEN NIEUWLAND, VANESSA PLACE, STEWART HOME, ALAN SONDHEIM, MARK AMERIKA, NICOLA MASCIANDARO, DEREK SAYER, OLGA STEHLÍKOVÁ, MICHEL DELVILLE, KAREL PIORECKÝ, DOMINQUE HECQ, SIMONE DE BOURGEOIS, CHARLES BERNSTEIN, PIERRE JORIS, JOSEF STRAKA, ALI ALIZADEH, PHIL SHOENFELT, STEPHANIE GRAY, JAROMÍR TYPLT, FEMEN Continue reading “ALIENIST 2”
INTERIOR MINISTRY, DEATH MASK SUTRA (2018), published by Alienist magazine
“But these extravagant forebodings dwindled in the light of reason. True, the word ‘Plague’ had been uttered; true, at this very moment one or two victims were being seized & laid low by the disease. Still, that cld stop, or be stopped. It was only a matter of lucidly recognising what had to be recognised; of expelling extraneous shadows & doing what needed to be done. Then the Plague wld come to an end, because it was unthinkable, or, rather, because one thought of it on misleading lines. If, as was most likely, it died out, all wld be well. If not, one wld know it anyhow for what it was.” (Albert Camus)
“From an epidemic point of view, the Plague is the only disease exactly resembling art.” (Antonin Artaud)
The revolution is now. Plague City, year zero. A contemporary retelling of Boccaccio’s Decameron, played-out against the backdrop of the 2000 Prague anti-globalisation riots, DEATH MASK SUTRA is a relentless parody of neoliberal economics & light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel political irrealism. Continue reading “DEATH MASK SUTRA”
Issue 1 of ALIENIST magazine / October 2017
ALIENIST MANIFESTO / MANIFESTE ALIÉNISTE / MANIFEST ALIENISMU / ALIENISTISCHES MANIFEST / MANIFIESTO ALIENISTA / МАНИФЕСТ ЭЛИЭНИСТА / DIALECTICAL ALIENISM / ALIENISM CONTRA ALIENATION / WHAT IS ALIENISM? / PROGNOSTIC / TO ASSEMBLE, AN INTRANSITIVE VERB: FROM MONTAGE TO ALIENISM / ALIENISM EN GARDE / THE DAWN WHERE ALL IDEOLOGICAL CROWS ARE WHITE / LANGUAGE IS NEVER INNOCENT / CORVUS CORONE / SCIENTISTS UNEARTH PREHISTORIC EVIDENCE OF SELF-HATRED / THE FUTURE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ALIEN / POST-DELIRIUM / ESTRANGEMENT AS SEXUAL PERFORMANCE-ENHANCEMENT DEVICE / ARTGARDISM & THE IDEOLOGICAL UNDEAD Continue reading “ALIENIST 1”
ON FASCISM, CONSENSUS & THE POLITICS OF PHILOSOPHY
0. When the political right declares the political left to be the “true fascists” in the midst of our contemporary culture wars, they are perhaps recognising their own aptitude for producing an internal consensus in contrast to the left’s inability to agree & its readiness to eject everything which does not wholly coincide with itself. This is, of course, to suggest that fascists can’t agree. The truth is that they must. Continue reading “FRIENDSHIP”
“ALIENATION IS THAT CONDITION OF SUBJECTIVITY THAT PARADOXICALLY ENABLES EVERYTHING TO APPEAR REAL.” Continue reading “ALIENISM & POETRY”
In the first place, what is here signified by the trans- will have been that “accursed share” (Bataille) by which an economy of meaning or system of power redeems itself for itself by the appropriation of the very thing it prohibits or seeks to erase. As the sign of a redeemed “transcendence,” the trans- nevertheless retains a trace, the contradiction of a difference that infects & proliferates within the system that seeks to universalise itself by way of this prosthesis. Yet the future it programmes via such an evolutionary engineering is fantasmatic not only with respect to any naive conception of the self-supersessions of power (progressivism), but also of its subversion, & not merely because each retains the character of an indeterminacy. Both the universalising potential of the trans- & its abstract singularity as the prosthesis of a becoming-other, a becoming-the-future or a becoming-of/from-the-future, necessitate that its heterogeneous movement is not a matter of opposition (if not resistance) but of a radical ambivalence.
THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN
First of all, it is important to know that, when we are navigating the net, our eyes are capturing the information we’re reading but also capturing a lot of information we are not specifically reading. This happens all the time, whether we are reading information on the Internet or observing an open field landscape. To make it more clear: when we read the news on a digital paper, our eyes are capturing the words we’re reading but also capturing all the information that is around these words: ads, pup-ups, gifs, pictures, colors, shapes, other headlines, etc. This means that a huge amount of information we are not aware of is stored in our brains, unconsciously. And, as you know, that it is unconscious doesn’t mean is less important, it only means we are not aware of it. In fact, it has always been important, and more since Freud started to investigate it. And you will know that was, precisely, Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays, who introduced Freud theories into the United States but he did not only that: this Freud’s nephew used his uncle’s theories about the unconscious to build an economical empire being the first to use subliminal manipulation in advertising. Continue reading “THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF THE INVISIBLE THIRD MEME”
- FIRST & FOREMOST: THE POEM IS A WEAPON
On 16-17 November, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the “Velvet Revolution,” Alienist magazine, Diffractions Collective & CCCT are hosting a “colloquium” of theorists, activists & artists on theme of AUTOMATIC AUTONOMIA at Punctum, Krásova 27, Praha 3-Žižkov, Czech Republic.
Confirmed participants: Interior Ministry, Diffractions Collective, Dita Malečková, Primož Krašovec, Miroslav Griško, Carla Bergman, Louis Armand, Vít Van Camp, Jo Blin, Michael Rowland, Dustin Breitling, Kristin Watterott.
In his unfinished introduction to “Acid Communism” (2016) Mark Fisher wrote: “By 1977, a whole new social mix, a ‘mass avant-garde,’ was in place in Bologna. It was here, perhaps more than anywhere else, that acid communism came together as an actual formation. The city seethed with the energy & confidence that erupts when new ideas commingle with new aesthetic forms… In February, A/traverse, the zine published by Berardi & other young militants, produced an issue entitled ‘The revolution is just, possible & necessary: look comrades, the revolution is probable’: Continue reading “AUTOMATIC AUTONOMIA”