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A medieval woodcut of the cosmos with the sun, stars and heavens
5 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Cosmic Pessimism

Eugene Thacker

A performed lecture concerned with Renaissance occult (musical) thinkers of the cosmic who put forward the notion of the “disharmony of the world”

A survey is a process of listening
Two photos of women in 40's costume sat at an old desk
4 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Comrades of Time

Andrea Geyer

Seven women recite monologues composed from texts from the vibrant years of the Weimar Republic. A kind of cultural echo: an experience of histories brought to the present.

A survey is a process of listening
A dark room and Tone is performing at a laptop.
4 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Paramedia

Yasunao Tone

A dense, hard, immersive, chaotic spatial performance in sound: a momentary gap in consciousness, free of order or decision.

A survey is a process of listening
A small audience looking at sean meehan's percussion and chair with no sean
5 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Sean Meehan

Sean Meehan

Percussion used to explore the social construction of space

A survey is a process of listening
A projected quotation about wandering in hollows and dark thoughts
26 February 2012
Tramway

All the Colours of the Dark, Except Black

Evan Calder Williams

A chat, with examples (Zola, H. P. Lovecraft, Hammer Horror), about blackness and the sheer stupid thickness of what has no profundity whatsoever.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
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25 February 2012
Tramway

The View From Nowhere Part 2

Alexi Kukuljevic Mark Fisher Ray Brassier

Has neoliberal capitalism locked down social experience? Are our seemingly subjective desires, our identities, pre-packaged by dominating social structures?

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
In shadow in the foreground a woman with long hair and glasses reads into a mic
24 February 2012
Tramway

Only Your Pre Formance Is Cult

Amanda Monfrooe Iain Campbell F-W

A series of reality dramas happening over the course of the weekend.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
A long distance shot of a dark theatre stage piled high with cardboard boxes
26 February 2012
Tramway

Inhuman Grand-Guignol Theatre

Taku Unami

Inspired by the supernatural horror of H. P. Lovecraft, black metal and a sense of worry as to what constitutes an object, or a world.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
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26 February 2012
Tramway

Cosmic Pessimism

Eugene Thacker

A chat with Eugene Thacker. Can we rethink the world as unthinkable, and without us?

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
Two smashed mirrors with shards of glass here and there
25 February 2012
Tramway

Rehearsal after Reflect Soft Matte Discourse

Clara López Imri Sandström Malin Arnell

A performed reflection on Malin’s previous re-enacting of a super influential landmark of performance art from the French feminist and artist Gina Pane.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness