Here, one of my favourite critical theorists/philosophers Claire Colebrook talks about the role of art in thinking and imagining the end of the world. The bottom line, for her, is that only a certain idea of art as decoupled from our immediate practices and functions, that which always relates to other worlds, allows us to […]
I’m still cobbling together thoughts about Blade Runner 2049. At a cinematic level, I appreciated its measured pace. It has an understated melancholy that one often projects onto characters in Dick’s novels. Its architecture of ruination provided a formal theatrical, even operatic, counterpoint to the isolation and brokenness of its protagonists. There were performances to […]
With visual theorist Robert Robert Pepperell and philosopher, Lenny Moss, discussing the posthuman at the Gazelli Art House, London, 25th October.
Abstract (accepted) for the forthcoming Tuning Speculations in Toronto this November – Angel Spike -The Politics of Advanced Noncompliance The modernist and Promethean projects are self-undermining. The systematic complexity of modern technique precludes binding it to norms or projects. The methods of compliance are noncompliant, disseminative, mutable. Since it rejects givens, purposes and […]
A series of overlapping fragments from disruptive futures. Letters from the Ocean Terminus by David Roden is #NowOnDIS #PostContemporary Image courtesy Christopher Kulendran Thomas A photo posted by DIS (@dismagazine) on Jul 20, 2016 at 3:20pm PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js I’m delighted to see the publication of my theory-fiction “Letters from the Ocean Terminus” in an issue […]
Christ didn’t die alone. We all die with him. Most in fever dreams of medicalised torment, as our minds dis-arrange and bodies rot. If we are lucky we die quickly and alone, not as pornographic spectacles for our “loved ones”. Else we must endure the torrid intimacy of their concern, smile, be brave and help them […]
HE’s made a universe in which most creatures die pointless, tortuous deaths after disappointing their Dads. Payback’s a long time coming, bitch. And forget that trifle in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. As Borges’ commentator in “Three Versions of Judas” remarks, an afternoon on a cross hardly cuts it. That is, unless Christ, like Judas, […]