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A is for Arcades (index)

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Beholder Halfway Noise and Capitalism Radio set

A discussion and music revolving around the book Noise and Capitalism with its co-editor Anthony Iles.  Anthony discusses the book’s emergence out of a London noise scene, the potentials that the music opened and also its limitations, and the very … Continue reading

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Valerie Solanas’ Defacement of Scum Manifesto

The Olympia Press, 1968 edition of SCUM MANIFESTO held by the New York Public Library defaced by Valerie Solanas in 1977. Mr. Lannon speculated that Ms. Solanas slipped into the library in 1977, when she apparently returned to New York … Continue reading

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Ossuary for Glosses

  By dissecting the words we like, without bothering about conforming either to their etymologies or to their accepted significations, we discover their most hidden qualities and the secret ramifications that are propagated through the whole language, channeled by associations … Continue reading

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The commodity hides in stores, in warehouses – in inventory

What is a commodity? A concrete abstraction. An abstraction, certainly – but not an abstraction in spite of its status as a thing; an abstraction, on the contrary, on account of its status as a social ‘thing’, divorced, during its … Continue reading

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Historical Time and Mechanical Time – WB

Historical time, however, differs from this mechanical time. It determines much more than the possibility of spatial changes of a specific magnitude and regularity – that is to say, like the hands of the clock – simultaneously with spatial changes … Continue reading

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A is for Architecture

Man will escape his head as a convict escapes his prison ARCHITECTURE – Architecture is the expression of the true nature of societies , as physiognomy is the expres sion of the nature of individuals . However, this com­parison is … Continue reading

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Rab Rab Issue 2 Out

The new double issue of Rab-Rab is out… Class Struggle Reverberations In the second issue of Rab-Rab we will deal with the issue of noise. Departing from our programme based on the understanding of art practice as a confrontation between … Continue reading

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Kommunisering, a new reader on communisation in Danish

This nicely riso-printed perfect bound book began as a zine and became issues number 1 and 2 of Brud made by some friends in Copenhagen 2014-2015. The cover is based on the cellular formation of coral. The book presents an … Continue reading

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Nature is Not Great: Platonov’s Dialectical Nature

My summer reading, Oxana Timofeeva, History of Animals, has been immensely enjoyable. There were many highlights, but the most exciting sections were where Oxana excerpts from Andrei Platonov’s work: Nature is not great, it is not abundant. Or it is … Continue reading

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