ALIENIST 5

ALIENIST Magazine #5 (May 2019): RESISTANCE & EXPERIMENT

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”

ART CAPITALISM’S DARK OPERATORS

“Since art is dead, it has evidently become extremely easy to disguise cops as artists.” Debord

That avantgardism has long been amortised to the socalled Culture Industry in no way detracts from its efficiency as a disguise for art capitalism’s dark operators: reactionary elements within the field of self-professed “political art” whose role is that of infiltrator, chaos agent, provocateur.

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DEATH BY RESURRECTION

Alienist Broadsheet #11 (“EASTER” 2019) download PDF

 

THE MYTH OF THE ABSENCE OF MYTH

An immense fraud has been perpetuated in contemporary thought, founded on the persuasion that modern life is a malaise – a decadence – produced by an “absence of myth.” It has dwelt in modernity’s shadow from the outset, the most fervent purveyor of its decadence, like a jealous doppelgänger. Yet, far from abolishing myth, modernity is in fact constituted by the greatest myth of all: the myth of perpetual progress; of the extraction & consumption of natural resources without end & the magical transformation of human waste back into nature. This is what the blood-&-soil of the Corporate-State amounts to: the belief that – in greater abundance than the old gods, at the service of individual gratification & without cost to the collective conscience – Capitalism will provide. Continue reading “DEATH BY RESURRECTION”

THE RUIN OF IDEOLOGY IS THE CONCRETISATION OF HISTORY

Alienist Broadsheet #10 (March 2019) download PDF

 

THE IDES OF MARCH & THE DAY AFTER

How did the world come to be crowded with so many little Caesars? Are we approaching a new age of ceremonial regicide? For too long a revolutionary perspective has been the view from a periscope, whereas the true corruption lies in our spleen, like a sludge of accumulated microplastic. It’s no longer enough to “cut off the head of the Beast,” the virus of the Corporate-State Apparatus has infiltrated every vital organ of the social body, the lymph, the entire nervous system. It has infected the stratosphere, poisoned the oceanic abysses. Its replication has gone into overdrive: soon the planet itself will be nothing but one giant sarcoma. It won’t be a question anymore of the accumulation of Capital: there’ll be no more air for what once was real to dissolve into. For too long we’ve been told to be prudent, that “revolution” is a child’s cloud-castle. But prudence, as Blake said, is a rich ugly old maid courted by incapacity. Continue reading “THE RUIN OF IDEOLOGY IS THE CONCRETISATION OF HISTORY”

PRINCIPLES OF ANARCHITECTURE

Principles of Anarchitecture (full book/PDF), Interior Ministry (2019)

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USES FOR A DEAD POLITICS

Alienist Broadsheet #9 (February 2019) download PDF

THE ANTHROPOCENE IS CAPITALISM’S “HUMAN HYPOTHESIS”

Between the Anthropocene & the approaching Technological Singularity a stark predicament comes into view: that those cultural formations so far modelled on “Western democracy” are unable on their own to produce the social, political & economic transformations necessary to survive the conditions likely to prevail in the coming century. Continue reading “USES FOR A DEAD POLITICS”