Nick Land

The Horror of Capitalism: Consuming the Body of God

Base matter is external and foreign to human aspirations, and it refuses to allow itself to be reduced to the great ontological machines resulting from these aspirations. —Georges Bataille, Base Materialism and Gnosticism For Bataille, religion is not the revelation of …

The Horror of Capitalism: Consuming the Body of God

The Technocommercium: Assemblages of the Mechanosphere

Everything becomes imperceptible, everything is becoming-imperceptible on the plane of consistency, which is nevertheless precisely where the imperceptible is seen and heard. It is the Planomenon, or the Rhizosphere, the Criterium (and still other names, as the number of dimensions …

The Technocommercium: Assemblages of the Mechanosphere

The Future is the Past: The Failure of Accelerationism

There is a major difference between what is now called ‘accelerationism’ and its utopian futurist influences from the early 20th century: whether human reason is powerful enough to not only overcome the conditions of capitalism but ultimately the biological limits …

The Future is the Past: The Failure of Accelerationism

Accelerating Capitalism; the internal tensions of Accelerationism

Accelerationism talk – Rotterdam – 19.4.15 I want to begin by admitting that I am not an Accelerationist. I usually work between the fields of philosophy, art and politics, and my main reference point is the work of Deleuze and …

Accelerating Capitalism; the internal tensions of Accelerationism

Compositional Mutations: Nick Land and Libidinal Materialism

With the  libidinal reformulation of being as composition ‘one acquires degrees of being, one loses  that which  has being’. – Nick Land, A Thirst for Annihilation Tracing Nietzsche’s libidinal energetics Nick Land would see four major thrusts: 1) a concerted questioning …

Compositional Mutations: Nick Land and Libidinal Materialism

The Suicidal Civilization: Technopessimism and the Coming Collapse

…suicide is the decisive political act of our times. ― Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Precarious Rhapsody It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late. ― Emile Cioran, The Trouble with being Born Base …

The Suicidal Civilization: Technopessimism and the Coming Collapse

Locating the Alt-Right: Nick Land’s Romantic Irrationalism as Critical Delirium

As the nascent rise of a populist right in Western Europe and North America has made clear, left-leaning politics have been unable to channel the anti-establishment impulses of the most socio-economically marginalized into a sort of grounded (yet, importantly, non-totalizing) …

Locating the Alt-Right: Nick Land’s Romantic Irrationalism as Critical Delirium

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