Entries from June 2014

EARTH ‘A RUN RED: Impressionistic notes on Pierre Guyotat’s ‘Tomb for 500,000 Soldiers’

“The world is about to end. Its sole reason
for continuance is that it exists, And how
feeble is this reason, compared with those
that announce the contrary…”
— Charles Baudelaire

Most books demand solitude, this one screams for solitude, for you to take yourself away from any still pulsing, breathing encumbrance; so as to exist, in single file, as a witness to the death of humanity across turned pages.

No more than one witness at a time is necessary, efficacious.

Otherwise there’ll be a lack of continuation, propagation.

Like Marx, this book is an anti-aphrodisiac – a stark reminder that all was, in fact, has been, lost.

Not least paradise, space, place, corridors of even a bureaucratic beauty.

Converted too late, we defend symbols to then be symbolised.

Start again. The post-human rings out in its own absence.

The overman, or something more abstractly sexed, is here to be built-up from the miniscule moments of bleak poetic relief:

“dust runs in the folds of the curtains”

“a pink cloud passess in the frozen lake”

“a flock of cranes flees towards the border; the sun irradiates the radio antenna”

The edge extended turns into a ledge.

A membrane defended, a de-cathexis. [Read more →]

NSU Update

In the year since the last issue of datacide came out there has been continued fallout from the scandal surrounding the activities of the National Socialist Underground terror group and the involvement of the state security forces in the extreme right. Well, at least until about May, which is when the court case against Beate Zschäpe finally started after a few weeks delay. One reason for the delay was that the 50 seats for the press had been allocated, and not a single Turkish newspaper was allowed to report from inside the courtroom. Needless to say, there is considerable interest in the case in Turkey, as most of the victims had Turkish roots. Finally, the seats were rearranged and the trial could start.

There are obvously many open questions: Where did the NSU come from, and how was it possible it was not detected for so many years despite the fact that the state security had paid agents very close to the perpetrators of the killing spree?
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Praxis presents Datacide @ Subversiv e.V. Berlin 14-06-2014

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ISTARI LASTERFAHRER
https://soundcloud.com/istari-lasterfahrer

DESPER
https://soundcloud.com/desper_of_slepcy

H-KON
https://soundcloud.com/h-kon

CHRISTOPH FRINGELI
https://soundcloud.com/praxisrecords

ZOMBIEFLESHEATER
https://soundcloud.com/zombieflesheater

SANSCULOTTE_video
https://vimeo.com/sansculotte

http://praxis.c8.com/
http://datacide-magazine.com/

NO RACISM, NO SEXISM, NO NATIONALISM

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in the space of Subversiv e.V. Brunnenstrasse 7, Berlin-Mitte, near Rosenthaler Platz.

 

starts 11pm!