Tag Archives: Work

‘Friendly Words’

  List of “friendly words,” in Margaret B. Owen, The Secret of Typewriting Speed ( 1917 ).   In one manual, Margaret B. Owen’s The Secret of Typewriting Speed (1917), its author—who declares typewriting a form of art and links … Continue reading

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The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread — Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang … Continue reading

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Artistic (Non)Labour and its Discontents

Master OF FINE ART presents: Moving Images of Speculation #5: Artistic (Non)Labour and its Discontents A SYMPOSIUM WITH MARINA VISHMIDT, ANTHONY ILES, RACHEL O’REILLY AND JELENA VESIĆ Curated by: Jelena Vesić Curatorial and organization collaborators: Rachel O’Reilly and Bik Van der Pol … Continue reading

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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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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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Numax Presenta

Numax Presenta, or the cheerful failure of self-management during the Spanish transition

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