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Anthony Iles is currently a doctoral candidate at the School of Art & Design, Middlesex University. A founder member of the Full Unemployment Cinema. A contributing editor with Mute / Metamute since 2005. He is the author, with Josephine Berry-Slater, of the book, No Room to Move: Art and the Regenerate City (Mute Books, London 2011), contributing editor to the recent publications, Anguish Language: writing and crisis (Archive Books, Berlin, 2015), and Look at Hazards, Look at Losses (Mute/Kuda, 2017) and a contributor to Brave New Work: A Reader on Harun Farocki’s Film A New Product. Recent essays have been published in Mute, Radical Philosophy, Rab-Rab: Journal for Political and Formal Inquiries in Art and Logos.

On Paper and the City by Lewis Mumford

To believe, therefore, that human culture has reached a marvelous final culmination in the modern metropolis one must avert one‘s eyes from the grim details of the daily routine. And that is precisely what the metropolitan denizen schools himself to … Continue reading

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End of the World of the End by Julio Cortázar

As the scribes will persist, the few readers there are in the world are going to have to change their roles and become scribes themselves. More and more countries will be made up of scribes, and more and more factories … Continue reading

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Always the Mob by Carl Sandburg (1918)

JESUS emptied the devils of one man into forty hogs and the hogs took the edge of a high rock and dropped off and down into the sea: a mob. The sheep on the hills of Australia, blundering fourfooted in … Continue reading

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From ‘Communification’ to Communisation

Today, on the contrary, publicity is achieved with the help of the secret politics of interest groups: it earns public prestige for a person or issue and thereby renders it ready for acclamatory assent in a climate of non public … Continue reading

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Not Peace, but a Sword

Have No Fear 26 “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear … Continue reading

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The Inventory (1959) by Henri Lefebvre

Pieter Breugal the Elder, Children’s Games, 1560 Human life (the praxis of man, indivisibly individual and social being) includes no basic elements or attributes other than those which emerge from the origins of life and physical nature: struggle, play, food, … Continue reading

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The Fate of Words: Glosses on Critical Inutility

Fresh pamphlet made for an exhibition in Copenhagen (info below) Anthony_Iles-Fate_of_Words-Long_version .)!”:)/;?!   – An exhibition in and against the written language   With works by Ida Börjel, M. NourbeSe Philip, Anthony Iles, CAConrad, Howard Slater, Deirdre Humphrys, Anne Boyer, Jimmie Durham, Adania … Continue reading

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Walter Benjamin’s Journals

  Emmanuel Alloa has an interesting article in Boundary 2 which treats various articulations of community and literary community through the journal projects of Novalis, Benjamin, and Blanchot. Emmanuel Alloa, ‘The Inorganic Community: Hypotheses on Literary Communism in Novalis, Benjamin, … Continue reading

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A Glossary or ‘Atlas of Concepts’ from Alexander Kuge & Oscar Negt, History and Obstinacy

  From Alexander Kluge & Oskar Negt, History and Obstinacy. (Ed. Devin Fore), (Trans. and Richard Langston, Cyrus Shahan et al), Brooklyn, NY: MIT Press, 2014, pp.389-391.

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‘Only a gleaming leprosy in the sky’: Hegel and Heine on the Stars

From: Jamila M. H. Mascat, ‘Hegel and the advent of modernity: A social ontology of abstraction’, Radical Philosophy, 2.01 (February 2018), https://www.radicalphilosophy.com/article/hegel-and-the-advent-of-modernity Later Heine wrote: ‘I no longer know where irony ends and the sky begins’

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