Monthly Archives: March 2014

Brave New Work / Schöne neue Arbeit

This handsome dual language book published in response to a new film work by Harun Farocki arrived at my home last week. The book, edited by Nina Montmann, features an essay I wrote some time ago and have presented previously … Continue reading

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Viktor Shklovsky’s Monument to Scientific Error (1930)

I’ve been looking for a translation of this text for sometime and rather fortuitously this turned up (thanks to David Bordwell) ahead of a conference on ‘Retro-Formalism‘, in April organised by Anke Hennig (see link), at which I’ll be presenting … Continue reading

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Capitalist Limits: from the Probability of Exhaustion to the Exhaustion of Probability

This essay was written for the book Brave New Work: A Reader on Harun Farocki’s Film A New Product. My contribution is not on Farocki’s film or his work per se, but it does respond to it. I’ve been a … Continue reading

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Chewing This Interminable Present

Downloaded from on 4.3.2014 under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0, a Creative Commons license In his short story, ‘Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote’ Jorge Luis Borges’ eponymous author rewrites Cervantes’ original line by line. Yet, as Borges insists, this is … Continue reading

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