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Allan Sekula and Noël Burch podcasts care of the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid.
[Paper delivered at the Historical Materialism 2012 conference, 10 November 2012] As soon, therefore, as it occurs to capital … no longer to be for the worker, he himself is no longer for himself: he has no work, hence no … Continue reading
[Text of a talk given at the BSA conference Understanding the Financial Crisis, 8 October 2012] I. ‘Today, anyone opening a newspaper often bumps up against the word “crisis”. It indicates insecurity, suffering and uncertainty, and alludes to an unknown future … Continue reading
What modern capitalism—concentrated and fully established capitalism—inscribes within life’s setting, is the fusion of what had been opposed as the positive and negative poles of alienation into a sort of equator of alienation. —“Urbanism as Will and Representation” in Internationale Situationniste, 1964 The world … Continue reading
With Michael Schapira.
[Lewis Baltz, South Wall, Mazda Motors, 2121 East Main Street, Irvine, 1974, exhibited in the 1975 show New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape] ‘By 1976 I was joking that this [the New Topographics] was the ‘neutron bomb’ school of … Continue reading
Taken in Omaha, Nebraska in 2008, this is Plate 8 from Mitch Epstein’s photographic perambulations through the landscapes of the US energetic complex in the midst of the Bush II era, American Power. The sheer weirdness and geopolitical delirium of the Islamophobic cognitive … Continue reading
“I smoke, every day, a brand of cigarettes called ‘Short Hope’ – not ‘long hope’. It isn’t possible through photography – the act of shooting – to grasp the entirety of the world in one stroke, so day by day, … Continue reading