Stratum 4

-- -- Sometimes a sound represents a whole era / Sometimes a sound represents a whole people. Nicole Mitchell, "A Sound" --- THEORY/FICTION: Phillip John Usher, "On the Exterranean" Esther Leslie, "Messianic Rays in the Atomic Age: Walter Benjamin in the Presence of Radioactivity" Jessica Lehman, "Beneath the Paving Stones, the Wake" Aaryn Smith, "Mapping the … Continue reading Stratum 4

The Resentment of (Black) Politics

--- ∞ "The Resentment of (Black) Politics" (pdf) - Jared Sexton, 2019 Jared Sexton is Professor of African American Studies and Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine, where he is affiliated with the Critical Theory Emphasis, the Ph.D. Programs in Culture & Theory and Visual Studies, and the Center in Law, Society, and Culture. He … Continue reading The Resentment of (Black) Politics

The Revolutionary Disaster / The Disaster of Revolution

--- ∞ "The Revolutionary Disaster / The Disaster of Revolution" (pdf) - Andrew Culp, 2019 Andrew Culp teaches media theory in the MA program in Aesthetics and Politics in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of Technology. His current writing is on the slogan “Another End of the World is Possible,” and he … Continue reading The Revolutionary Disaster / The Disaster of Revolution

Jumping Claims

--- ∞ "Jumping Claims" (pdf) - Dan S. Wang, 2019 Dan S. Wang/王念華 is an artist and writer whose work addresses a range of social movement concerns. Turning politically engaged as a teenager, his activist history includes experience across a variety of grassroots causes, including clinic escorting and antiwar agitation. His writings have been published internationally, … Continue reading Jumping Claims


--- --- We did not seek the formula for overturning the world in books, but in wandering. Ceaselessly drifting for days on end, none resembling the one before.  Guy Debord, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni --- THEORY/FICTION: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, “Two Perspectives on Colonial Time” Augustin Berque, “Can We Overcome Modernity’s Acosmia?” Sarah Ann Wells, … Continue reading STRATUM 3

A Communism of Ghosts

--- ∞ "A Communism of Ghosts" (pdf) - Adam Losange, 2018 --- Adam Losange was the founder of the Ultime Compagnie (1981-1992), a theatrical troupe whose eleven members used to perform masked interventions in private places (apartments, gardens, cars) while performing with their faces completely uncovered in public places (town halls, squares, trains) - on … Continue reading A Communism of Ghosts

Breathing Exercise

--- ∞ Bonadventure Pencroff, "Breathing Exercise" (2018) --- --- --- Musicians: Alexandre Pierrepont (voice) Christophe Rocher (clarinet) Rob Mazurek (piccolo trumpet) Jeb Bishop (trombone) Frédéric Briet (bass) Nicolas Pointard (drums) Jeff Albert (trombone) --- Recorded in New Orleans, LA. on 27 April 2018 by Fionn Hunter-Green. Mixed and mastered by Jeff Albert.