Deadline of 10/20/10 for Video Submissions on "Play" to Blockaded Guggenheim Show Sandra Skurvida, for Specify Others Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am writing to inform you about the call for video entries in response to the Guggenheim's and YouTube's Play biennial, which will comprise an online database entitled SanctionedArray, to be launched at WHITE BOX in New York City on October 25th and 26th. The deadline for submissions is October 20th.
POTOSÍ PRINCIPLE WORKSHOPS October 8–9, 2010 Haus der Kulturen der Welt John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 10557 Berlin Admission is free, but please register at
Early Modern History Lessons: The Potosí Principle
“On the Lower Frequencies of Art Basel, Miami Beach” Erick Lyle [Reblogger's Note: This text is a brilliant view-from-below of the Art Basel Miami Beach spectacular of December, 2009. Lyle, author of The Lower Frequencies, about the punk anti-gentrification struggle in San Francisco, documents the direct connection between art and real estate development in Miami and New York. Originally published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian as “Clouds and Mirrors: A Trip through the Mirage of Art Basel in the Scarred Face of Miami” (; I found it in an expanded form in Lyle's zine SCAM #7 at Bluestockings Books.] Carl Fisher turned a mosquito-plagued, malarial sandbar into Miami Beach, "The Sun and Fun Capital of The World," in less than a decade — dredging up sea bottom to build the island paradise, an all-American Las Vegas-by-the- Sea, where Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason partied and Richard Nixon received two Republican nominations for president. Art Deco hotels lined the beach, bold as Cadillacs, defiant in the path of hurricanes, their confident Modern lines projecting postwar American power.
Rewriting Lyotard Conference University of Alberta, February 11-13, 2011 Call for Papers The last few years have seen a resurgence in scholarship on Jean-François Lyotard, including a series of recent and on-going translations of his work into English (Enthusiasm, Discourse, Figure), the bi-lingual five-volume Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists, and a number of recent publications of essays on his work in both French and English (Minima Memoria, Gender After Lyotard, Les Transformateurs Lyotard, and the collection in French entitled simply Lyotard).
Media Fields Journal Seeks Inaugural Submissions Media Fields Journal, Inaugural Issue: Video Stores Call for Papers / Projects / Interviews: Please submit by August 15, 2010 This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies. We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media
Tuli Kupferberg, Anarchist, Bohemian, Dead at 86 Albert Amateau Volume 80, Number 7 July 14 -21, 2010 Tuli Kupferberg, poet, singer and rambunctious jester, who was a co-founder of the Fugs, the anarchic band of the 1960s, died Mon., July 12, in Manhattan at the age of 86. In poor health for more than two years, he suffered two strokes last year, according to Ed Sanders, his friend and fellow Fugs founder. By the time Kupferberg was singing such songs as “Kill for Peace” with
Institute for Anarchist Studies Grants, 2010 Grant Application Deadline - January 15th, 2010 Twice a year, the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS) awards grants to writers and translators worldwide for essay-length works. The IAS grants $4,000 annually to essay writers and translators treating themes of significance to the development of contemporary anarchist ...theory and practice. One to four essays are awarded between $250 and $1,000 in each of our two funding rounds. The IAS also provides editorial assistance to the grant recipients, who generally commit to completing their projects in the six months following their award. Moreover, the IAS publishes many of the finished essays in Perspectives on Anarchist Theory or, in the future, as part of a forthcoming book series to be published in collaboration with AK Press.
Victor Jara Laid to Rest 36 Years After Murder Pete Seeger Speaks About Victor Jara The body of Victor Jara was finally laid to rest today 36 years after he was tortured and murdered in the US-backed military coup that brought General Pinochet to power. Jara was a much loved folk singer and composer and also a member of the Chilean Communist Party. Thousands of people, including his British born wife Joan and the Chilean president, attended the funeral. Pete Seeger said of him, 'As long as we can sing his songs, Victor Jara will never die'. Footage of Pete Seeger speaking about Victor, from THE POWER OF THEIR SONG / LA FUERZAS DE SUS CANCIONES, a work-in-progress documentary by John Summa and John Travers: More coverage, from Gideon Long in Santiago, reporting for the BBC:
The Brave New World of Work Armin Medosch The Next Layer This text is a first draft, trying to identify key topics for an inquiry into the new organisation of labour. It starts with a historic analysis and then explores the notion of Post-Fordism.Specific sections are devoted to cognitive capitalism, the creative industries, informational capitalism and the split between manual and mental labour. It ends with a modest proposal for an alternative path of development. The human species cannot exist without work. Even if automation is driven to absurd limits, there will always be a rest of socially necessary labour. Labour is essentially the work of self-creation of the human species. And insofar this is true, there is no fixed or permanent understanding of labour and the social relationships which it is part of and which it creates. Therefore a reassessment of labour in the 21st century is urgently necessary. We are interested in an inquiry inte the new organisation of labour not because we are obsessed with work. We also do not privilege in our analysis the wage-labour relationship. The question of labour of course implies forms of non-labour or what Marx called 'reproduction'; it implies idleness, affective labour, the labour of love, learning, experimentation and many other forms of labour which are not captured 100% by the notion of 'productive' labour in wage-labour relationships. Our interest in labour is stimulated by the sense of crisis that reaches much deeper than the recent banking crisis and the ongoing market volatility. We think that we are going through a phase of transition during which either the tracks can be laid for a future development of human civilisation that is more beneficial in its relationship with the biosphere, including our own physical and mental resources; or we are bound to suffer from further rapid cycles of accumulation of capital and collapses, of speeded up developments and of break-downs, which will cause poverty, hunger and devastation on a global scale, but inadvertently hitting the poor much worse than those living in the comfort zone of the relatively wealthy countries. We propose to undertake an inquiry which looks at the reality of living labour today. Putting labour into a central position is a methodological decision designed to counter the tendency of the reification of theories, a one-sided process of abstraction which creates false totalities.
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