Ado/aptive reading group: The Accursed Share and trans*migrations

Ado/aptive are starting a new reading group cycle which will focus on The Accursed Share by Georges Bataille and trans*migrations: cartographies of the queer. The adO/Aptive reading group creates a space to foster critical thinking, potentializing action, communicating and discussing Otherness. Every week we meet to read together, discuss recent topics and interests and sometimes have artists, curators, theorists, philosophers etc. as guests.

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Extremophilic Qualities of The Race

Beresheet בראשית crash site :: Earth’s Moon 2019

By Miroslav Griško

Among the forty-six “lessons and observations” 1 written after his sixteen-year sentence (1937-1951) in the Kolyma, Siberia punitive lager (GULag), Varlam Shalamov identifies two states which must be attained in order to survive under conditions of absolute emaciation. Lesson number sixteen, “I learned that one can live on hate alone”, 2 is followed by the lesson, “I learned that one can live on indifference alone.” 3 Indifference is a classical technique of asceticism and describes an anabatic upstream journey to God through an unweighting of the soul from the gravity of the world. Hate alongside indifference takes place in the endlessness of a purely katabatic dimension and the death camp reality of near-total metabolic collapse. The mystery of God is replaced by the mystery of survival, which now becomes intelligible through the dissolution of life into a minimal number of functional strategies. Hell on earth has a logic and a structure.

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Soviet Non-Libidinalism & Cosmism w/ Keti Chukhrov

We sit down and interview Keti Chukhrov about her book “Practicing the Good: Desire and Boredom in Soviet Socialism” to discuss libidinal economy and its transformation from Soviet Socialism to Neo-Liberal Market Reforms. Also, we discuss the concepts of ‘Non-Self’ tied up with the works of Evald Ilyenkov and about Russian Cosmism.

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Shakespeare & The Modern Monetary System w/ Colin Drumm

We are joined with Colin Drumm to discuss the evolution of the Modern Monetary System and the works of Shakespeare serving as seismographs that reflect changes in conceptions related to currency, debt, and sovereignty. We also discuss about Modern Monetary Theory and its implications in the wake of Covid.

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Disassembling The Trust Machine w/ Jaya Klara Brekke

We are joined with Jaya to discuss the nature and evolution of Blockchain, The role of the ‘Insensible’, the jigsaw puzzle of Geopolitics in relation to cryptocurrency.

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