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The View From Nowhere Part 2

The View From Nowhere Part 2

A conversation, to which we hope you will join in; and which might broadly address itself to how neoliberal capitalism has locked down social experience.

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Who

Alexi Kukuljevic is a writer and theorist. This event being concerned with the malleability of identity, we mention in passing that Alexi pseudonymously exists as the artist Ludwig Fischer. 1 He’s involved with Machete Group in Philadelphia.

Mark Fisher is the author of Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative? His writing has appeared in New Statesman, Frieze, The Wire, Sight and Sound and FACT. He was a founder member of the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit. 2 He writes a very well kent blog. Mark was unable to attend in person, but sent a audio file in his place that we listened to as part of the public event.

Ray Brassier is a philosopher. The most basic task of philosophy is to impede stupidity. He has collaborated with Mattin, Jean-Luc Guionnet and Seijiro Murayama, and took part in our events INSTAL 10 and UNINSTAL.

What

Alexi, Mark and Ray will each briefly propose some ideas, then have a conversation, to which we hope you will join in; and which might broadly address itself to how neoliberal capitalism has locked down social experience.

Why

We’ve privatised stress, pseudo-markets are apparently the only way to care for the sick or educate the young, we’re all self-surveilling bureaucrats who need to inject ‘creativity’ into our work …is there no alternative to the language of business? Are our seemingly subjective desires, our identities, pre-packaged by dominating social structures? And if they are, what capacity do we really have to act in the world?

  1. We have it on good authority that ‘Ludwig Fischer’ was the bastard son of G. W. F. Hegel (!).
  2. An accelerated vortex of drum & bass, theory, numerical mysticism and fiction, and maybe “…the academic equivalent of Kurtz: the general in Apocalypse Now who used unorthodox methods to achieve superior results compared with the tradition-bound US military. Blurring the borders between traditional scholarship, cyberpunk sci-fi and music journalism” – amongst others, it variously involved: Sadie Plant, Nick Land, Matthew Fuller, Kode 9, Kodwo Eshun, and as mentioned, Mark Fisher.

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Ray Brassier looks up a a screen that says Capital is more real that you are

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

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A profile of Ray Brassier speaking into a microphone

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A profile shot of Alexi Kukuljevic arms folded and listening

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Alexi Kukuljevich smiles as he gesticulates as he talks

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Alexi Kukuljevich has his hand on his chin as he listens to an question

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Ray Brassier looks up a a screen that says Capital is more real that you are

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Arika_Episode2_RayBrassier_AlexiKukuljevich_TheViewFromNowherePart2_AWoodward-6
A profile of Ray Brassier speaking into a microphone

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

A profile shot of Alexi Kukuljevic arms folded and listening

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Alexi Kukuljevich smiles as he gesticulates as he talks

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward

Alexi Kukuljevich has his hand on his chin as he listens to an question

▴ Credit: Alex Woodward