Necropolitics

The Spiral of Police Violence A Work of Art Criticism

12 Okt , 2017  

It has recently come to light that over 31,000 police officers were on duty in Hamburg during last summer’s G20 summit. Of all the footage taken that week, one photograph truly captures the spirit and quality of policing during the G20. What is it about this picture that fascinates us?

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documentation, Necropolitics

DEFILING IMMUNDITY: ON BEING PROPERLY IMPROPER

3 Jul , 2017  

In September of 2014, after the People’s Climate March in New York City, where an estimated 300,000 people gathered to raise awareness about the issue of climate change, images circulated online depicting litter left behind by the protesters.  Among the objects left behind were discarded signs and paper cups bearing ...

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NonMusic

Paradroid-Alien Musik aus der n-ten Dimension

29 Jun , 2017  

Während Kraftwerk noch die Kraftquellen der Industrialisierung anzapfen musste, saugt Paradroid die Informationsflüsse der Kommunikationsindustrien auf, dreht sich durch das digitale Equipment, um sie als clickende, entropische und nonsequenzielle Sequenzen, bei denen das nächste Pattern nicht weiß, was das erste war, als total nervöse Sounds und als angedeutete Strings auszuspucken. ...

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EconoFiction, NonMusic

Interview with Radio Študent, Ljubljana, Slovenia- Otitis Media

13 Jun , 2017  

Questions  – Andrej Tomažin

 Answers – Achim Szepanski

1. In the nineties, you were running the label Mille Plateaux and before that – in the eighties – you were a part of noise/post-punk collective PD and later P16.D4. With Mille Plateux and Force Inc. you’ve incorporated the Deleuzian-Guattarian rhizomatic (and ...

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documentation

Was dem Humanen am fremdesten ist

5 Jun , 2017  

Der Musiker, Labelbesitzer, postmoderne Theoretiker, Herausgeber bei Suhrkamp, Schriftsteller und Deleuze/Guattari-Enthusiast Achim Szepanski veröffentlicht in diesen Tagen drei voluminöse Romane. Aber über was? Telepolis lauschte dem ambitionierten Autoren und gab ein paar Stichworte zum autopoietischen Monolog.

 

Herr Szepanski, um was geht es in Ihren drei Romanen?

 

Achim Szepanski: ...

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NonMusic

Dead Detroit Lies Dreaming: Techno (Anti-) Accelerationism

24 Mai , 2017  

Detroit may not be dead, but the corpse has already been consumed. Detroit is the site for symmetrical fantasies of dystopian social collapse and urban disintegration, on the one hand, and utopian urban gardening and the ‘greening’ of post-Fordism, on the other. It forms a type of national sacrifice zone ...

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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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documentation, PhiloFiction

Contemporary Art: ‘Art Contemporary with Itself ‘

27 Apr , 2017  

The adventure of modern art is over. Contemporary art is contemporary only with itself. It no longer knows any transcendence either towards past or future; its only reality is that of its operation in real time and its confusion with that reality.
Nothing now distinguishes it from the technical, promotional, ...

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NonMusic

Ultrablackness of Music/Feindliche Übernahme/Leseprobe

27 Mrz , 2017  

Andrzej Steinbach, Achim Szepanski

Ultrablack of Music: Feindliche Übernahme

published by spectorbooks

 

pdf hereDokument0 ...

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NonMusic

Buchpräsentation Ultrablackness of Music: Feindliche Übernahme

13 Mrz , 2017  

Echo Bücher, Berlin here
Ultrablackness of Music: Feindliche Übernahme
Andrzej Steinbach & Achim Szepanski
Buchpräsentation / Installation
DJ Bleed
Mittwoch 29. März, 19:00 Uhr

In einem parcours de force durchschreitet Achim Szepanski in dem kurzen Text “Ultrablackness in der Musik. Eine Non-Remixologie” Aspekte der elektronischen Musik bei Deleuze/Guattari und François 

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documentation, Lexicon, NonMusic

Technodeleuze and Mille Plateaux. Achim Szepanski’s Interview (1994-1996)

9 Mrz , 2017  

Achim Szepanski has been one of the “heroes” of the ‘90s thanks to the creation and the visionary promotion of his Mille Plateaux (1994-2004), the famous record label based in Frankfurt. Due to his peculiar philosophical theory applied to the digital culture, Szepanski has totally changed the electronic music panorama
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documentation, PhiloFiction

Human Clay, Hardened Clay, Ordinary Stones english/german

3 Mrz , 2017  

In many respects, it would make sense to read Andrzej Steinbach’s series “Ordinary Stones” in continuity with his last work, “Figur I, Figur II”1. The works bear similarities, perhaps even obvious ones, but approaching this work via analogy would mean ignoring a key element of Steinbach’s artistic practice: the production ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

We do not know what a (cinematic) body can do: Reconsidering Deleuze’s and Patton’s reception of Godard in the Age of Control Societies

23 Feb , 2017  

The aim of this essay is to interrogate the relationship between Deleuze’s concepts of Idea, creativity, and control societies, alongside its interpretation by Paul Patton and Godard’s efficacy at giving these concepts their proper audio-visual form in cinema. By means of Godard’s Alphaville, we will demonstrate how Deleuze’s understanding ...

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documentation

Technodeleuze e Mille Plateaux

16 Dez , 2016  

… Il primo motivo dell’importanza dell’azione di Szepanski, dunque, è legato al movimento verso l’esterno della filosofia deleuziana – un pensiero-rostro che uncina l’ electro , la ciberne- tica, così già predisposto nella sua stessa essenza astratta. Ne-gli anni novanta, infatti, si trattava di collegare tale gesto alle istanze artistiche ...

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Mashines, PhiloFiction

Processing/Lampreys —Photo-Fiction as Digital Parasite Aesthetics

27 Okt , 2016  

From ‘Photo of Lamprey’ to ‘Photo-Fictional Lamprey’

‘The lamprey’ is the name given to any fish of the order Petromyzontiformes. It is most commonly known as a parasitic, jawless fish that latches its fanged mouth onto other fish in order to suck the blood of its host. A google search ...

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Gosse, Necropolitics

Blackness in Zeiten, in denen jeder das Ende der Welt in der Hand haben will.

16 Okt , 2016  

Version 1

Black Dada antwortet mit Grausamkeit. Entwickelt einen Geschmack für die Destruktion. Geschmack an der Destruktion einer Welt, die im Nanosekundenbereich heißgelaufen ist. Einer Welt, die mal wieder ihre Kriege hat. Manche Städte werden von Kampfflugzeugen bombardiert, andere von Kunstmessen angegriffen. Der alternative Künstler schwärmt von rhizomatischen Gärten, der ...

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documentation, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Laruelle and Art

10 Okt , 2016  

In the early 1990s François Laruelle wrote an essay on James Turrell, the American artist known for his use of light and space.1 While it briefly mentions Turrell’s Roden Crater and is cognizant of his other work, the essay focuses on a series of twenty aquatint etchings made by Turrell ...

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NonMusic

#ermanoise

20 Jun , 2016  

#ermanoise 1 Vogelzwitschern 2 Hinterhof 3 cordon sanitaire (Stop beeing creative) 4 This is the Sound of Depression 5 This is the Sound of Negativism 6 Stadthonigbienenetat 7 Multiklasse, gestört 8 ASMRec.fieldburnout 9 Rumination 10 Die Waffen der Stille 11 Gewitte(R) 12 Nacht 13 EU-Stadion 14 Wiedergutwording - Wetterdatensonifikation 15 ...

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Biopolitics

SAD ASIAN GIRLS

29 Apr , 2016  

Before getting right into the work of SAD ASIAN GIRLS CLUB and some of the ideas and politics behind what SAGC produces, could you tell us a little bit about how you all came together and started this project? Has SAGC kept (relatively) the same members since it was first ...

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Lexicon, NonMusic

Bidding farewell to the great history of music

15 Feb , 2016  

In the following you will read a story about the change in music. One can certainly tell various stories, but certainly also this one that I have in mind. People could describe this story as tragic, because since music once found its place at the unchallenged gods of art it ...

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documentation, NonMusic

How Do You Make Music a Body without Organs? Gilles Deleuze and Experimental Electronica – Deutsch/english

10 Feb , 2016  

PDF in Deutsch Cox.Soundcultures.Deutsch

 

(This article appeared in German translation as “Wie wird Musik zu einem organlosen Körper? Gilles Deleuze und experimentale Elektronika” in Soundcultures: Über digitale und elektronische Musik, ed. Marcus S. Kleiner and Achim Szepanski [Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Verlag], 162–93.  A version in Italian was published in Millesuoni: ...

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documentation, NonMusic

Sound Hacking: Further Reflections on Noise and Noncommunication

22 Jan , 2016  

We have become so accustomed to violence through entertainment that transgression itself has become merely another capitalist performance. How then do we elevate art, how can it be a reaction to the Other instead of its medium? How must we act when yesterday’s transgressions are today’s commodities? – Andreas Burckhardti ...

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documentation

Between Cinema & Philosophy

18 Jan , 2016  

“There are ideas in cinema that can only be cinematographic. These ideas are engaged in a cinematographic process and are consecrated to that process in advance” – Deleuze, What is a creative act?

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Insofar as having an idea “in” cinema is not the same as having an idea “in” ...

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Lexicon, NonMusic, PhiloFiction

A sequence of non-musicological praxis corresponding to phases of Non-musicology:

7 Dez , 2015  

A sequence of non-musicological praxis corresponding to phases of Non-musicology:

Marked by a rebellious apprenticeship in experimental music, the first period of non-musicological praxis is not thoroughly non-musical. Throughout Musicology ?, terribly uncreative secondary works of experimental music were composed.

The unexpected discovery of ‘The Principle of Musical Sufficiency’ occurred ...

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