AMERIKA, TOWARDS A NEO-SOVIET CENTURY. WHO ARE THE STATE’S CULTURAL DEFENCE CONTRACTORS? LISTEN, BETWEEN THE LINES THERE’S ONLY “EMPTY SPACE” (REDACTOLOGY). SHOOTING TO KILL WOULD’VE BEEN MORE HUMANE. EAVESDROPPING ON THE LOGICAL MONOTONY OF THE SUICIDE BOMBER’S CLOCK. PILES OF SHREDDED “REPORTS ON KNOWLEDGE” LAY IN THE STREET. CIVIL SOCIETY WAS THE CODEWORD FOR IMMEDIATE COMPLIANCE. AFTER FAILING TO DIE, CHRIST RETURNED TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME FOR A SECOND ATTEMPT. HIS MERZBAU IN HER STUXNET. PROGRESS LED TO CERTAIN THINGS THAT CAME AFTER IT. TIRELESSLY CONSTRUING NOISE DISGUISED AS LANGUAGE. SECRET POLICE ARCHIPELAGOS AT SUNSET, JAGGED RESPIRATION UNDER COVER OF BEING A FUGITIVE. THE VICTIMS ALL HAD SWASTIKA ARMBANDS. INJECTING FLUORIDE INTO THEIR COCA-COLA, TO SOCIALLY ENGINEER MASS STUPIDITY. G.O.D. OR THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING THAT DOESN’T WORK. LAMAISONBLANCHE WAS A “SOCIAL MEDIUM.” ESCAPE PLAN: BIG $$$ IN LUNAR REAL-ESTATE. STILL ADJUSTING TO THE SHOCK OF CAPTURE, TO THE INSANITY OF THE NIGHT.
CRITICAL ENCOUNTERS / LEGACIES OF 1968
25-27 MAY, VENUŠE VE ŠVEHLOVCE, SLAVÍKOVA 22, PRAGUE
“THE DUTY of the writer, of the poet is not to cowardly shut himself away in a text, a book, a magazine, from which he will never emerge, but on the contrary to emerge go outside to shake to attack the mind of the public if not what use is he?” A. Artaud
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the “Mai ’68” Paris Student Uprising & the “Pražské Jaro” (1968 Prague Spring), Prague Microfestival/MicroLab – in conjunction with Alienist magazine & the Centre for Critical & Cultural Theory – will host a series of critical encounters between artists, activists & theorists on the appropriations & reinventions of the idea of dissent. Confronted by the virtual criminalisation of protest in many socalled Western democracies – by rampant commodification & the normalization of dissent within the culture industry – & by the bold resurgence of neo-fascism inside the political mainstream, what forms can active resistance take? And is there a future for the “avantgarde”?
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Alienist Broadsheet #4 (February 2018) download PDF
Self be your sooner. We held once fast yet abandoned. We are exclusively oriented. What counts most is the sentence in which this subtle interlacing of ‘use’ and ‘mention’ is exploited. The mirror in the salon next door was encrusted: flyblown abattoir of our youth et cetera. I have decided to give you an hour of new literature. Continue reading “I HOPE DEATH ISN’T LIKE THIS”