Recent and Forthcoming Titles:
To Live and Think Like Pigs
Recent and Forthcoming Events, Commissions, Residencies:
October 21, 2014 / Ce qui te manipule passera-t-il au niveau 2?
Après le récent entretien avec Alex Williams et Nick Srnicek dans Libération, les accélérationistes françaises (fraccélérationistes?) peuvent réjouir ... nous avons ici un certain nombre d'exemplaires de cette élegant brochure au tirage limitée Fission, produite par Forde et Wallriss avec la collaboration d'Urbanomic. Il contient le texte essentiel de Nick Land, Fission (Meltdown) ainsi qu'un essai de Robin Mackay, 'Une expérience dans l'inhumanisme' sur l'histoire de Land et son travail à Warwick dans les années 90.
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OOP is here
Peter Wolfendale's much-anticipated Object-Oriented Philosophy: The Noumenon's New Clothes has arrived - pre-orders shipping today.
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October 15, 2014 / Speculative Aesthetics
Speculative Aesthetics has arrived - all pre-orders will be shipped today.
Posted by urbanomic at 12:11 PM
October 2, 2014 / Check out Collapse 1-7
Did you know, the editorial introductions for Collapse volumes 1-7 are available on our website? (Some links were broken, now fixed!)
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Ich bin ein Frankfurter
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Launch Sequence November
Three new publications on their way, three launch events for November:
And on Nov 20th, at Spike Island, Bristol, we launch Châtelet's To Live and Think Like Pigs where Robin Mackay will discuss how Châtelet's polemic stands in relation to the perspective of Accelerationisms past and present.More details here.
Posted by urbanomic at 11:44 AM
Sauce Code Red
A warning for those of you who have become addicted to our #Accelerate Meltdown chilli sauce: supplies are running low, and once it's gone, it's gone... order at our online store.
Posted by urbanomic at 11:38 AM
October 1, 2014 / Speculative Aesthetics Launch
We will be launching Speculative Aesthetics at Tate Britain on Wednesday, November 12, 6.30-9, with a discussion and music to follow. The launch event forms part of a Speculative Tate programme devised by James Trafford and Luke Pendrell, co-editors of the Speculative Aesthetics volume and organisers of the original roundtable discussion.
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September 28, 2014 / Collapse 1 ebook available
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September 22, 2014 / Negarestani Torture Concrete now available
Negarestani's essay is published in conjunction with Jean-Luc Moulène's exhibition, Torture Concrete, September 7 - October 26, 2014 at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. The text emerged out of a number of conversations between the writer and artist around the theme of abstraction both as a multi-faceted project in the general domain of thought and as a specific process of artistic experimentation. Negarestani sharply asserts abstraction's origins as the dialectic between form (mathematics) and sensible matter (physics) and its otherwise flat interpretation in art history, and presents us with the redemptive possibilities for its enrichment and diversification through the lens of artistic practice.
Negarestani calls into question the 'self-reflexive history of art' as having embezzled this singular definition of abstraction, so that one can no longer link it to its constitutive gesture or procedural coherence, and locates Moulène's work safely at the outer-edges of this 'impoverished' history. He asserts that for Moulène, 'the task of art is rediscovered not in its ostensible autonomy but in its singular power to rearrange and destabilize the configurational relations between parameters of thought, parameters of imagination and material constraints which parameterize the cognitive edifice.'
Moulène seeks to define new objectives for art and to further revise its task using his own working paradigm of topology and dynamic systems. Within the artist's work - the work of systematization of experimentation and producing tools for thinking - Negarestani finds a reassuring pursuit in practice, that of the unearthing of a buried dialectic, and a worthy response to his problematic: 'We've all heard of abstraction, but no one has ever seen one.'
Both men work in search of a means of emancipation from a tortured position (as writer, artist, human). For Moulène, making a change to the body, a change from within, works alongside the notion of thought making a difference in the world. But in order for thought to do this, as Negarestani suggests, 'first it must make a difference in itself--this is where abstraction finds its true vocation.'
Posted by urbanomic at 10:47 AM
+ Ce qui te manipule passera-t-il au niveau 2?
+ OOP is here
+ Speculative Aesthetics
+ Check out Collapse 1-7
+ Ich bin ein Frankfurter
+ Launch Sequence November
+ Sauce Code Red
+ Speculative Aesthetics Launch
+ Collapse 1 ebook available
+ Negarestani Torture Concrete now available