Participants of the conference: Jakob Jakobsen (Copenhagen/London), Petar Atanacković (Potsdam/Berlin), Fabian Tompsett (London), Branka Ćurčić (Novi Sad), Kasper Opstrup Frederiksen (Copenhagen), Zoran Gajić (Novi Sad), Nikoleta Marković (Rijeka), Howard Slater (London)
Humans make their own history, but contemporary philosophy seems to be adapting the neo-colonial perspectives of neuroscience to dismiss the idea this could ever be a conscious and system-antagonistic process, argue Hannah Proctor and Michael Runyan (by Mute Eds. www.metamute.org)
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Imagine history as an infernal kaleidoscopic system in which capital and its cops eternally return to shut down all possibilities of freedom. Could poetry constitute a way of writing that system a death sentence it can neither pronounce nor suppress? Poetry as the imaginative continuation and extension of insurrection, even in defeat? Sean Bonney enters Blanqui’s devastating vision of capital, cops and comets, Eternity by the Stars, written in the immediate aftermath of the Paris Commune, and elaborates a visionary conception of revolutionary poetics and the poetry of revolution. (by Mute Eds. www.metamute.org)
After three days of struggling with the concept of complicity, I am still very skeptical about what promise that concept can keep. Meaning, to what extent it can really be understood as a new way of collectively working together, as differentiated from cooperation, teamwork, collaboration, friendship and so on. To come straight to the point, I must admit that to my mind complicity is not the most fruitful form of collective togetherness. We are not able to control it. It suggests a notion of mystery, secret, and creativity that can be explosive in a positive as well as negative way. And ultimately we cannot evaluate it. Whenever we evaluate an act of complicity, it is no longer complicity we’re talking about, but something else – a “stabilized” form of complicity, a product or result of complicity. Genuine complicity hides outside the spotlight of the “public eye”.