[Autonogram] June 2010 Autonogram
stevphen at autonomedia.org
Wed Jun 23 07:51:55 EDT 2010
Greetings Autonogram Subscribers,
Taking a few moments to note to summer solstice, we pause to bring you
another set of updates and announcements. Here there are, before the days
start to grow shorter again:
1. CRITICAL STRATEGIES IN ART AND MEDIA RELEASED
2. FAST FEMINISM RELEASE PARTY JULY 2ND, BLUESTOCKINGS
3. CALIBAN AND THE WITCH RELEASED IN SPANISH
4. UPCOMING TABLING & EVENTS
1. CRITICAL STRATEGIES IN ART AND MEDIA: PERSPECTIVES ON NEW CULTURAL
Konrad Becker and Jim Fleming, eds.
With Ted Byfield, Steve Kurtz, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Claire Pentecost,
Peter Lamborn Wilson, and others
* Beyond the obsolete models of artist or author as genius and their
fetish objects, what collective and collaborative practices are inventing
new terrains and flows?
* As information and communication technologies saturate our world, how is
art giving way to new forms of cultural symbolic manipulation?
* Can we identify new models to replace the auteur and the artwork? If so,
where do they come from and what might that say about the future of
* What new kinds of virtual spaces are opening up for cultural practice
in electronic media? As old media begin to collapse under the pressures
of the virtual, what new media can we find?
* How are didactic illustration and channelled dissidence giving way to
new forms of surprise and intensity?
* What strategies elude the creative industries seemingly infinite
appetite for things radical? Are there any strategies that can elude being
reduced to styles in the service of sales, or are critical practices
doomed to play cat and mouse with the forces of consumerism?
In the fall of 2009, these radical critics and media theorists gathered to
discuss these questions, and more.
Additional interventions from Franco (Bifo) Berardi, Marco Deseriis, Rene
Gabri, Brian Holmes, McKenzie Wark, Felix Stalder, and others.
2. FAST FEMINISM RELEASE PARTY, FRIDAY JULY 2ND @ 7PM
We are launching FAST FEMINISM Friday, July 2 @ 7pm.
Join us at: Bluestockings (bluestockings.com) 172 Allen Street between
Stanton and Rivington
FAST FEMINISM is a new-old feminism grounded in politics, performance and
philosophy. It is in close proximity to postfeminisms of the
poststructuralist varietythird-wave feminism, queer feminism,
cyberfeminism and feminism 3.0. While FAST FEMINISM operates in proximity
to other feminisms, its natural home is in queer theory. Queer gets its
meaning and its politics from its oppositional relationship to hegemonic
norms. To queer something is to disrupt it, to put it under scrutiny and
to attempt to change it. FAST FEMINISM takes the hypermasculine speed of
Paul Virilio and makes it feminist. FAST FEMINISM is the bastard offspring
and the happy accident of speed theory. FAST FEMINISM is a
philo-porno-political practice a pragmatic philosophy and politics
enacted by the pornographic sage who moves through the text as FF.
Bio: Shannon Bell is a performance philosopher who lives and writes
philosophy-in-action. Her books include: READING, WRITING AND REWRITING
THE PROSTITUTE BODY (Indiana University Press, 1994); WHORE CARNIVAL
(Autonomedia, 1995); BAD ATTITUDE/S ON TRIAL, Brenda Cossman, Shannon
Bell, Lise Gotell and Becki Ross (University of Toronto Press, 1997); and
NEW SOCIALISMS, eds. Robert Albritton, Shannon Bell, John R. Bell and
Richard Westra (Routledge, 2004).
3. CALIBAN AND THE WITCH RELEASED IN SPANISH
CALIBAN AND THE WITCH, Silvia Federicis groundbreaking study of the
enclosure of the female body and the witch trials during the birth of
capitalism, has now been published in Spanish by Traficantes des Sueños.
Traficantes des Sueños is a Madrid based autonomist publisher who has
released numerous books and translations by key political thinkers such as
bell hooks, Franco Berardi, Paolo Virno, Saskia Sassen, and many others.
We are quite pleased to see Silvias work translated into Spanish and
among such good company.
As a note, Traficantes des Sueños makes all their titles freely available
to download from their website as PDFs.
Las luchas contra los señores, el cercamiento de las tierras comunales,
las herejías subversivas, la peste, la conquista europea de otros mundos,
las nuevas disciplinas corporales o la caza de brujas fueron algunos de
los acontecimientos que marcaron la «acumulación primitiva» y la
consiguiente «transición al capitalismo». Un proceso que es preciso leer
no sólo a partir de la moderna constitución del capitalismo y el Estado,
sino también de las luchas y resistencias de sus protagonistas
4. UPCOMING EVENTS
Autonomedia will be tabling at a number of events and bookfairs in the
US Social Forum (Detroit) June 22-26: http://ussf2010.org
NSK Global Congress (Berlin) October 21-23: http://congress.nskstate.com
London Anarchist Bookfair October 23: http://anarchistbookfair.org.uk
That, me thinks, is all for now. More to follow shortly. Wishing you all a
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