August 20, 2013 § Leave a comment
While shopping for snacks, the Vancouver host was consumed by the commodity, and unable to make it to her own party at 7:30PM SHARP. Our apologies (mostly mine). Please don’t feel discouraged!
March 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
And I Didn’t Even Call the Police!
Issue 2 / Spring 2013
We are seeking submissions for About a Bicycles’ second issue to be launched Spring 2013. Our current project, Capital Life/Capital Labour, derives from our real and (real) affective relations to the current socio-economic situation. This series is constituted by on-going discussions and outpourings on the precarious conditions of labour and life, nefarious actions and agents that led to the global economic crisis, and the way these events have become the ingrained (neo-liberal) state ideology which atomises the subject, severing empathetic ties between those in the subordinate classes. Our reading list began with Christian Marazzi’s The Violence of FInancial Capital and continued with additional analysis of the post-modern consumer metropolis, producing an upsurge in fervorous anecdotes about unpaid labour in cultural production and the parasitic relationship between rent-as-profit and cognitive labour. Cultivating a common language and critical understanding of these not so disparate topics has been at the forefront of our project, and so has acknowledging the legitimacy of what we already knew and felt in our personal and shared daily experiences.
revolution is movement, but movement is not a revolution. the city is a projection of the body, the body is a product of the city.
July 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
Tomorrow evening we will be reading part one of Paul Virilio’s Speed & Politics and from Elizabeth Grosz’s Space, Time, and Perversion, Bodies-Cities. We will discuss how, to Virilio, all human geography is ultimately a product of warfare and what this means when bodies take the streets. Temporarily. Grosz problematizes the relationship between body-politic and political bodies, and ends by questioning a “potential” affective shift registered within the body, from city scape to techno-scape: “The subject’s body will no longer be disjointedly connected to random others and objects according to the city’s spatio-temporal layout … [but rather] modeled on and ordered by telecommunications.”
Charles de Fourcroy’s Table Polymétrique