The reason protesters went out is that they had enough of the world where...– Occupy first. Demands come later | Slavoj Žižek
Letter from an Anonymous Friend: The Morning After... →
in short—if you work toward organizing ways of living and relating to one another that might challenge those mandated by capitalism, your efforts will eventually be crushed by the police.
Hoarding privacy among the teeming hordes →
THE theme of this year’s festival was “Coming together”, two...– Coming together as Melbourne comes apart
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New Left Review - William Davies: The Political... →
The Blind Date Project « Ride On Theatre →
Seven Billion - NYTimes.com →
Miranda July: 'Take a moment to connect with a... →
Barbara Ehrenreich on Optimism →
Heterotopia (space) →
Get in line →
In this era of online presales and ballots and all manner of retail-related social distancing, there’s something rather old-fashioned about standing outside a shop like cows headed into a dairy, and yet, if their tendency to get in line is anything to go by, Melburnians like nothing more than a good queue.
FORMER WEST: About →
What is FORMER WEST? FORMER WEST is a long-term international research, education, publishing, and exhibition project (2008–2014), which from within the field of contemporary art and theory: (1) reflects upon the changes introduced to the world (and thus to the so-called West) by the political, cultural, artistic, and economic events of 1989; (2) engages in rethinking the global histories of the...
The Event, Ljubljana / e-flux →
Occupy Wall Street: the wake-up call - On October... →
“Don’t fall in love with yourselves, with the nice time we are having here.”
Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from the Last 20 Years (by creativetime)
Ganesh vs The Third Reich - Review →
Unsettling resonances proliferate. In a long, extemporised sequence, the director (Woods) embodies everything from political correctness gone haywire (praising an actor who has left the stage to have a shit) to opposite tyrannies - a rehearsal dispute morphs into the ugly spectacle of a skinhead bashing a disabled youth. Before that, the audience gets accused, directly, of attending to watch some...
Dancing with strangers: the disturbing videos of... →
Those early encounters were as much about my desire to connect with strangers as the strangers’ desire to connect with me. I was alone in this new place, with no real friends. The fact that I engaged with the men under the premise of art created, to an extent, a level playing field: everyone was taking a risk. Although you can never level the playing field when a man and woman are in the...
Viewers become a work in progress →
It tolls for thee: marking time makes a peal to... →