ICONOCLASM

Alienist broadsheet #12 “ICONOCLASM” (August 2020) download PDF

 

UN AUTRE MONDE DE MERDE EST POSSIBLE

Those who do not know what life is, cannot know what victory is. Even cybernetics teaches us that the world is only what creates itself out of randomness & contingency. At a certain point, just by (still) being alive, this world, on the verge of having been vanquished, attests not to what has been “lost” but to opportunities that must yet be created. For existence to be bearable, nostalgia for an illusory past must be cast aside. For time itself to be survivable, for History to be more than a denouement, the “present” must be a perpetual tyrannicide. The enemies of life proffer nostalgia for a mythical benevolence – the authoritarian, psychotic benevolence of a Corporate-State rooted in divine right (the very DNA of all “manifest destiny”). They proffer nostalgia for LIFE ITSELF (which they call CREATION), as a weapon against conscience, against consciousness – as a weapon against possibility – as a weapon of demoralisation, of a future mortgaged in advance of itself, of a world that can no longer bear the sight of itself & beats itself to sleep at night – sticks a needle in its eye – turns in morbid desperation to every quack theory & miracle cure the robots have been able to cook up, like a mental plague. How has it been persuaded that it is fighting the good fight, when it cannot bear the sight of everything it has been fighting for? Continue reading “ICONOCLASM”

MATERIAL CATALOGUE

TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS
Not every advantage comes as an extension of the body. These tools and instruments allow the subject to perform specialized tasks and rituals, or simply to perform everyday tasks more efficiently. The sources of many of these products are unknown. Some are spawned from zonal anomalies, others the manifestation of longue durée. Others removed and recycled cybernetics. Each useful for the task that demanded its creation. Continue reading “MATERIAL CATALOGUE”

VIRAL TIME

1. EMERGENCY EXIT

From my window, I see a vast garden belonging to a monastery which was partially renovated into a hotel decades ago. Just a few monks are still living in the massive XVIII century building, and the hotel rooms remain empty since the travel ban was implemented. Monastic communities were supposed to be self-sufficient, so the garden used to be a fully-functioning urban farmland once, with cattle, sheep and swine, rows of fruit-trees, vegetables and cereal plants. Now it looks like a little golf course surrounded by a stone wall, crisscrossed by sand paths and decorated with a few peach and cherry trees blossoming under the dim light of the last winter days. Continue reading “VIRAL TIME”

ALIENIST 8

ALIENIST Magazine #8 (May/June 2020): COVIDOLOGY

THE PRICE OF A LUNGFUL OF AIR / COVIDOLOGY / RIEN N’EST ACQUIS, TOUT COMMENCE / ULTRA GIG / VIRAL TIME / CONTAGEMIC / PANDÆMIC: A MULTILOGUE / C=O=R=O=N=A 2 / IDEOLOGY OF THE SUN / ANARCHITECTONICS / GEOCITIES / THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO OFFENSIA / HUMANOID_AFK / ILLUMINATIONS [AFTER RIMBAUD] / THE LEBOVICI AFFAIR / ARTAUD-THEATRE-DUVIEUX-COLOMBIER*.COM / EXPERIMENT NO. 14 – THE REVOLUTION NEVER CALLED / LIBERATION OF THE WORLD / EROS VS CAPITALISM / THE LAY OF THE LAND [A SNIPER’S VIEW] / LIABILITY WITHOUT PERSISTENCE WITHOUT CHANGE / A WOP BOP A LOO BOP A LOP BAM BOOM! / IRREVERSIBLE NOISE / PANDEMICS / ALICE IN SHREDS / DISINTEGRATION(S) / NOMBRES / MARTIAN Continue reading “ALIENIST 8”

COVIDOLOGY

THE DAY AFTER THE ONE BEFORE

What, being simply a mirror held up to an enforced economic system, calls itself art? What hand holds the mirror? If it is clear that no aesthetic revolution is possible without an equivalent revolution in the idea of the world, nor is social revolution possible without a revolution in the very idea of representation. Continue reading “COVIDOLOGY”

SLENDER MAN & KNIFING AS HORROR-COMMUNICATION

Digital Anonymity, Becoming-Imperceptible & the System of Destructive Writing

Becoming-anonymous is an aspect that is always already there within subjective relations. Becoming-imperceptible is a possibility, ever-present in the form of a real virtuality. Uniting visibility & invisibility, invisibly grasping all the various facets of exteriority & drawing these heterogenities into the cold, visible digital light of homogeneity, all these are movements that recede through the very process of manifestation. Within heterogeneity, a xeno-homogeneity is at work. Continue reading “SLENDER MAN & KNIFING AS HORROR-COMMUNICATION”

ENTROPOLOGY

At the end of the second decade of the twentyfirst century, it has become de rigueur to speak not only of an Anthropocene but of a post-Anthropocene, whose template has been provided by that historical fissure in which the late industrial World Order was cracked open & prised apart by a rapid succession of wars, nuclear armament, the Marshall Plan, cyberneticisation & neoliberalism, exposing the vista of an ideal (because viewed from the perspective of monolithic power) tabula rasa – like a virgin resource just beyond the frontier, on the other side of History. It is possible that the discourse of the End of History & its reversal within that of a resurgent transcendentalism have become more pervasive, more insistent, more determined than at any previous time, even if, as is frequently said, “the ability to conceive of the history of hominids & the destiny of the Earth in the same temporal trajectory seems particularly deceptive today.”[1] Continue reading “ENTROPOLOGY”

CAPITAL-[[ANTI]]CHRIST

A DEMONOLOGY OF TECHNOCAPITALISM

 

To begin, I must start with a warning. With the same reluctance that Paul Tillich injected into his demonology, I echo: “It is an extraordinary dilemma: to speak of the demonic will bring frenzy or emptiness or both – the demon will not leave his exposure unavenged… Never the less, these dangers will not deter us from our task.”[1] I am compelled to work a similar path & continue the unearthing of the demonic mechanism. This text traces the movements of forces that operate above & below human awareness, only revealing a fraction of their depths on the edges of perception. Continue reading “CAPITAL-[[ANTI]]CHRIST”

THE PRICE OF A LUNGFULL OF AIR

 

“STUDY THE SITUATION”

In any social system, it is the asymptomatic who are the principal transmitters of the ideological virus. Whenever infection manifests itself around them they ask, What is to be done? Meaning: I am not to blame. Continue reading “THE PRICE OF A LUNGFULL OF AIR”

GEOCITIES

Part 1 – TOPOLOGIES OF THE VIRTUAL

 

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PNL 1555 – DWR 295 – CRT 897 – ST 435 – INT 81 – PTN 231 – STATION 7841 – STATION 3492 – LT 471 – ST 355 – CRT 599 – STATION 1931 – TOWER 420 – TOWER 253 – COL 5237 – WIN 412 – BLDG 7173 – DR 3350 – STATION 6438 – DR 669 – LT 310 – CRT189 – TOWER 255 – BLDG 6490 – LT 12 – LT 328 – COL 2658 – BLK570 – PTN 956 – BLK 845 – BLK 985 – Continue reading “GEOCITIES”