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


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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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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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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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,



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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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 ...