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NonPolitics

Brief Histories of Invisibility

8 Aug , 2019  

Brief Histories of Invisibility

Posted on August 7, 2019 by youandwhosearmy?

What follows is a transcript of my response to Andrew Culp’s presentation of research
from his forthcoming book, Indiscernibility: The Politics of the Unseen (currently under contract with University of Minnesota Press)

I would like to begin by contrasting Andrew’s ...

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PhiloFiction

Time & History

23 Jul , 2019  

transcript of a talk for the Radical Philosophy Association’s Fall conference ]

I would like to begin with a passage from Giorgio Agamben’s 1978 essay, ‘Time and History: Critique of the Instant and the Continuum,’ since it will serve to orient the remarks that follow:

Every conception of history is ...

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GenericScience

‘June, 1972 & A chief who does not command:’ Clastres/Deleuze/Guattari

30 Jan , 2019  

(part I of an on going research project on political anthropology, D&G, Clastres, etc.)

“Primitive society has always been considered a place of absolute difference in relation to western society, a strange and unthinkable space of absence – absence of all that constitutes the observers’ socio-cultural universe: a world without ...

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PhiloFiction

The Reality Of Destitution is the Destitution of Reality: Notes for a Genealogy of Destituent Power

22 Dez , 2018  

[ What follows is a draft of a longer essay yet to be written on the genealogy of destituent power covering Bataille, Blanchot, and Tronti, as well as Agamben and the Invisible Committee ]]

During the 1970s, in Europe, a disenchanted but not hopeless generation came to the fore to ...

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Mashines, NonPolitics

How Many Breakdowns For Every Breakthrough?

16 Dez , 2018  

Ultimately, one escapes from the structuralist impasse by recognizing that an effect of meaning only has repercussions at the level of the signified in so far as potentialities of subjective action are liberated, once there is a breach in the signifier…The machinic breakthrough, waiting, masked by the structure, is the ...

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Mashines

‘Desire Never Stops Investing History’

4 Dez , 2018  

What is the relationship between machine and structure? What is it that differentiates a line of flight from becoming a pure line of death? Now, however unhelpful as it may seem, a perfectly adequate to answer to these questions would be the difference between the nature of the possible and ...

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PhiloFiction

What is it to Live and Think like Gilles Châtelet?

18 Nov , 2018  

– What is To Live and Think Like Pigs about?

[Châtelet:] It’s a book about the fabrication of individuals who operate a soft censorship on themselves…In them, humanity is reduced to a bubble of rights, not going beyond strict biological functions of the yum-yum-fart type. . .as well as the ...

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NonPolitics

Brief Histories of Invisibility

18 Okt , 2018  

I would like to begin by contrasting Andrew’s project with the following passage from Jacques Rancière’s On the Shores of Politics as a way of grasping the discrepancy between the two aspects of socio-political power. Rancière writes,

“Police intervention in public space is less about interpellating demonstrators than it is ...

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NonPolitics

1968-2018: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose(?)

28 Aug , 2018  

A working (and incomplete) draft of my talk for the ‘’68 & its Double-binds’ conference (University of Kent)

[intro]

50 years on and who would have thought that France’s very own Christophe Castaner (Minister for Parliamentary Relations) would be the one to mark the occasion and set the mood. For ...

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PhiloFiction

‘Concrete Rules and Abstract Machines’

11 Jun , 2018  

[What follows is a summary of, and some comments on, Ray Brassier’s talk regarding the final chapter of A Thousand Plateaus. Delivered in London, 2015, at the A Thousand Plateaus and Philosophy Workshop]

At the very least one can confidently say that the reputation of A Thousand Plateaus precedes itself.

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NonPolitics

Au Revoir Aux Enfants… de Mai! (Abstract)

5 Jun , 2018  

In the December of 1968, Maurice Blanchot issued a warning that was to be repeated in the years to come: “May, a revolution by idea, desire, and imagination, risks becoming a purely ideal and imaginary event if this revolution does not…yield to new organization and strategies.”[1] And ...

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NonPolitics

Strike Till Retirement (notes on Precarias a la Deriva’s ‘A Very Careful Strike’)

24 Mai , 2018  

[Note on the translators introduction: Crucial for our understanding of the particular fusion of political activity with knowledge production that comes out of Precarias a la Deriva is their novel use of the Situationist derive. As they note in ‘First Stutterings of Precarias a la Deriva,’ “In our particular version,

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PhiloFiction

Notes on Ciccariello-Maher’s ‘So Much the Worse for Whites’

18 Mai , 2018  

If the face is in fact Christ, in other words, your average ordinary White Man, then the first deviances, the first divergence-types, are racial: yellow man, black man, men in the second or third category…They must be Christianized, in other words, facialized. European racism as the white man’s claim…operates by

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PhiloFiction

Notes on Christian Jambet & the Question of the One

17 Mai , 2018  

If there is one conviction shared by the majority of contemporary philosophers, this is it: the one is not [l’un n’est pas]. . .Once affirmed, this conviction converts smoothly into various systems of thought, until either every attestation of the real is renounced, or at least until the real is ...

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NonPolitics

The Girl With the Bomb, The Guardian of Dynamite: Notes on the politics of becoming-woman

30 Nov , 2017  

The Girl With the Bomb, The Guardian of Dynamite: Notes on the politics of becoming-woman

 

[Excerpt from a piece on D&G, gender, struggle, and communism as the real movement that abolishes itself and the present state of things]

In the

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PhiloFiction

On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

6 Nov , 2017  

To continue from our conclusions regarding the question of what it would mean to love as a communist, we begin from the idea that abolition is what necessary binds communism as real movement to problems encountered in the life of desire, of the heart, of the family. And one key ...

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Biopolitics

What would it mean to love as a Communist? To love as a comrade?

6 Okt , 2017  

 

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This is a modified excerpt from a forthcoming publication of a roundtable discussion with Jules Joanne Gleeson, Andrew Culp, and myself. The full transcript will be able to be found in the forthcoming issue of 
Identities Journal.
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Q. What opportunities does Marxist Feminism offer us for a

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NonPolitics

Guattari & Italy’s “Hot Autumn”

11 Sep , 2017  

Guattari was dreaming of building a federation of regional protest movements, which could open up secondary fronts and weaken the Nation-State. Despite his extensive network of contacts, he never managed to realize this perilous project, which was located on the cusp between democratic combat and terrorist action […] Guattari became ...

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NonPolitics

THE BLACK BLOC WHICH WAS NOT/ Comments on the Hamburg G20 – englisch/deutsch

4 Jul , 2017  

Could she be a member of the black bloc?

In the 1 July copy of the German newspaper Taz one finds the statements of two leftist organizations – Campact and Interventionistische Linke – each of which expresses their desire to be distanced from anything seen as ‘criminal’, and especially anything ...

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PhiloFiction

From a Philosophically Clean-Shaven Marx to a Philosophically Decolonized Deleuze

21 Jun , 2017  

[This is a really rough outline/introductory sketch for the third chapter of my dissertation, which takes up the relationship between the persisting residual eurocentrism in specific interpretations of D&G’s political project, and how D&G themselves constructed a framework by which to eradicate its lasting traces in both thinking and revolutionary ...

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Documentation, NonMusic

The Circulation of Desire: The Emergence of Underground Music Culture In The 1970’s and Deleuze and Guattari (Part I)

3 Mai , 2017  

(A project which is a few years old, but have been meaning to return to)

The project embarked upon by Michel Foucault in The History of Madness was an archeological understanding of the transition/translocation of the ‘madman,’ from the Classical to the Modern age; from the outer reaches of society ...

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NonMusic

The Human Strike and The Politics of Escape

28 Mrz , 2017  

Transcript of a short talk I gave @ b-books for the German book launch of Dark Deleuze in Berlin. 

Introduction
The terms of escape, opacity, and indiscernibility are perhaps three of the most essential concepts that constitute the lexicon of Dark Deleuze; a lexicon that seeks to refute and ...

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NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

An Afterword On The Politics of Escape

22 Mrz , 2017  

Afterword of the german edition of Dark Deleuze

published by Laika

 

History, for the most part, has been made by the nameless and the faceless. It has been made by slaves, workers, housewives, sex workers, day and migrant laborers, and everyone else who, through no fault of their own, ...

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