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diagnosis on the future by dailylabel
05/01/2014, 19:42
Filed under: art, good wishes, statement, world news

I hated it when a simple live stream from a university documenting for noone the fall of a pitch drop got transformed into a disneyland gathering watchers: so no link for that and feeling much sorry for the loyal and last year deceased custodian of the experiment, Prof. J. Mainstone. Now reports of burning archives from Canada and Libanon.

Well. It goes faster and nowhere a halt to think about it. Liked for that Ray Brassier diagnosis opening the accelerationist symposium in Berlin, december 2013. Wants to make love abstraction again. Next Year.

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what a day by dailylabel
18/09/2012, 12:55
Filed under: itinaries of desire, resources, statement, world news

How to get on with this? I start with a basic statement by Gene Ray talking in Greece about how modernity is questioned by the coming biospheric meltdown (and nearly continued on josh fox’s Gasland. but didn’t have time for the whole now) I step back and try to get some definitions: Are we now in the anthropocene?

This gives a kind of horizon. Well it seems to at least. But then there is the twist. The thing that comes back in very unsettling way. There is no safe point of view. It’s bound to be collective at some point. I got interested in traumas, especially of war. Since Benjamin talking about the non-experience of war. I just watched this now (in german or french, but you can hear the o-voices in english in the background): Suicidistan – The war coming home. Bringing peace and meaning in an army …

The question of the trauma, the way our minds and bodies integrate the damage appears to be a central loci to explicit and adress as far as art is concerned with experience. How do we relate to these traumas and give them way out as much as ourselves. It’s a global concern in the most material and tangible way.



Have you been taking your iron supplements lately? by dailylabel
18/04/2012, 11:13
Filed under: art, itinaries of desire, statement

On April 26th, 8pm, Mettler and Negarestani will have a public conversation via video-conference at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne. The conversation will focus on how our most intimate corporeal and psychological constitutions have vertiginous proximities with the Earth’s cosmological history, and how we are bound through backdoor narratives and subtle complicities to the most liveless materials.

As the exhibition of the reconstruction of an exploratory oil rig in 1929 in Switzerland is heading toward its end, the installation is now covered with printed sheets, each representing a diverging narrative of the rig accumulated over time. Every two weeks a new session was published, a transcript of an analysis of Patient O by The Rig, further immersing the legacy of the rig and the modern landscape of the Pays de Vaud into more convoluted depths. The analysis ended with session VII, published on April 19th.

a gutter psychological thriller – Teaser

The fictitious dialogue is a collaboration between philosopher Reza Negarestani and artist Yves Mettler, whose architectonic sound installations focus on our built environment, bringing into light ruins, memories and fragmented narratives left on the roadside of our heterogeneous cultural history.



architecture of decay by dailylabel
09/02/2012, 12:41
Filed under: art, joyful heterogenous culture, resources, statement

the drilling rig from Arnex, 1929, rebuilt on the Place Riponne, Lausanne, for the festival Les Urbaines, migrated in the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, and found a new form.

The opening of the groupshow 9=10 is Thursday, February 9th, 6.30pm.

On Thursday, April 26th, 8pm a performance / lecture will be held by Yves Mettler and Reza Negarestani (via video-conference) as the closing event for their writing collaboration.

Written as a serial publication since the beginning of Mettler’s installation, the text ‘Arnex-1: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Asphalt’ unfolds a psychoanalytical dialogue between the analyst Rig and the mysterious Patient O. Over seven psychoanalytical sessions schematizing the seven circles of hell, the dialogue unravels an aetiological examination of the memory of geological time as the twisted sum of traumatic scars left by the cosmological shock and contingent mobilization of capital. Art’s meticulous attention to the surface (landscape) parallels psychoanalysis’ dedicated focus on superficial phenomena as a means of dramatically bringing into focus transversal dynamics of depths otherwise invisible to the keenest of eyes.



by dailylabel
18/12/2010, 20:28
Filed under: joyful heterogenous culture, review, statement

Maria Nordman à Castillo Corales, cet après-midi. Quelle aubaine. Je vois des sculptures, des livres. Je rentre – et je peux les lire aussi, avec des gants. Soins et accessibilité. Je me rappelle la pièce en “dépôt” à Genève et l’effet que m’a fait cette pièce. Et puis cette histoire, pour une commande public, où elle demande de mesurer un terrain avec la portée de la voix.

Elle est là, je peux revenir pour la conférence de 15h. Je reviens, j’attends. Elle parle avec un couple, son public. Je les rejoins, je deviens aussi public. Accueil. Quelqu’un téléphone, on se resserre pour s’entendre. Et puis elle lit à haute voix avec son public les textes co-écrits de son intervention à Chartres. Spontanèment. Elle nous raconte des histoires: “It’s your christmas gift”. – comment une lettre a eu de l’effet … 20 ans après.
Le sérieux et l’enthousiasme me laisse penser à une piece en cours, elle s’appellera matter considered over suspended matter. Et puis je pense à la performance Soins Esthétiques, sur laquelle je dois revenir. La notion de public délimité y est au coeur.



abstraktion & theorie by dailylabel
21/02/2010, 15:51
Filed under: review, statement

Irgendwie ist Theorie und Abstraktion sehr gebunden, wenn man sie etymologische wieder zusammenstellt, was “beobachten” und “herausziehen von” sein kann. Ich denk mir das so dass in der Wahrnehmung kollektive Veränderungen stattfinden, da Wahrnehmung auch kulturell modalisiert ist. Und wenn solche Modalisierungen sich verschieben, dann gibt es immer mehrere Menschen die versuchen diese Verschiebung zu beschreiben und die nächste Modalisierung (die an diesem Zeitpunkt nicht festgelegt ist) zu antizipieren. Da findet auch ein Kampf statt. So ist Abstraktion nicht ein individuelles Delirium, sondern Ansätze diese verschiebung in der Wahrnehmung zu kollektivisieren, daher die stumme Ansprechlikeit die die Kunst haben kann.
Ich denke dass zb die Ausstellung les Immatériaux die Lyotard, u.a., in Paris in 1985 gemacht hat, einen klaren Versuch ist, die aktuelle Verschiebung zu modalisieren, formulieren und öffentlich zu machen.
Irrelevanz findet natürlich auch, wahrscheinlich oft, statt. Jedes Mal dass das kollektive in der eigene Subjektivität nicht in betracht genommen wird und im Garten des Eigenen sich verliert.

Involution ist ein Konzept das Deleuze in seinem Kurzen Text zu Foucault (Foucault ist der Titel vom Buch) nützt, und auch mit Guattari im Kapitel des Molekular-werden (1000platos). Für Sie ist die Frage so dass es kein grosses Aussen mehr gibt, aber das man das Aussen immer wieder im Inneren produziert, und so das innere unendlich vergrössert und überlappt. Es gibt keine Evolution, sondern eine unendliche Reihe von Lappungen, die unter verschiedenen Umständen auch wieder zu Licht kommen. Das habe ich versucht zu verfolgen mit Exologismen. Exologismen sind Schnittstellen die die Beziehungen zwischen Innen und Aussen modalisieren.



open notes by dailylabel
09/02/2010, 14:19
Filed under: statement

I will slightly change my use of this blog. I’ll open some posts which i’ll re-edit. An open notebook as long i haven’t found an on- and offline tool that allows simple notes and hypertexting and mindmapping altogehter. voilà