Speculative Ecologies Launch and Podcast

Launch of the essay collection Speculative Ecologies: Plotting Through the Mesh (Litteraria Pragensia Books, 2019), featuring lectures and a live podcast.  

Sunday, 26 January 2020 // 17.00 – 23.00

PUNCTUMKrásova 803/27, 130 00 Praha 3 – Žižkov

Continue reading “Speculative Ecologies Launch and Podcast”

Art for the Multiplicity, or Making the Future

photo credits: watonmuni.com

Speculative practice and theory are predicated on the desire to chart vectors of the future, and art plays a central role in such an undertaking. Aesthetic and political speculations can be approached through a largely dialectical opposition between two logics of structuration: where capital and the dogma of capitalist realism (“there is no alternative”) considers the future to ever be falling into itself by means of the mechanical self-assembly of machinic capital predicated on the maxim of “best practice” (meaning maximalization of profit and optimization for those ends), much of the contemporary left considers the future to be constructed along various party lines – Promethean modernism (L/ACC), feminist anarchism (XF), Metamodern bigotry (Luke Turner)… I want to briefly unravel some of the implications of the construction of the future from the perspective of post-sustainability. If the future is largely based in necessity as a result of climate change and the more general ecological crisis, where does that leave the ever bootstrapping project of humanity and the aesthetics which inevitably underwrite such a self-constructing project?

Continue reading “Art for the Multiplicity, or Making the Future”

"Operation Anthropolysis" Installation

Y: POSSIBLE FUTURES” is a serie of curated events by DIVADLO X10 focused on an transdisciplinary and transgenre interconnections opening new ways of meeting the local and international (art) scene.

Diffractions Collective and sdbs will be participating with the installation Operation Anthropolysis

when: 02 – December – 2019

Continue reading “"Operation Anthropolysis" Installation”