Friday, 29 November 2013

Listening Seminar II: With Gazelle Twin

The MA in Aural and Visual Cultures presents: Listening Seminar 2: An Eerie Yule Special

With Gazelle Twin

Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 309 (third floor of the main building), Goldsmiths University of London

Tuesday, December 10th, 7-9 PM. 

Free - no booking required

This Listening Seminar will feature two new audio-works produced specially made for the Seminar: 'Viral Content' by Jennifer Boyd and 'Notes on the Eerie' by Mark Fisher.

Jennifer and Mark will then enter into conversation with Elizabeth Bernholz/ Gazelle Twin who will be playing and talking about her own music and some of the music that inspired her.

Jennifer Boyd is a creative/critical writer based in London. Boyd’s practice considers post-anarchist tactics, new media, sonic and visual culture, feminism and girls, queer and radical theory, often through concept-engineering and image-writing. Projects include “Bask In It: An Image-Manifesto” for Either/And, a project hosted by The National Media Museum, and the concept essay for Feeling Queezy?!, an upcoming exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Estonia.

UK based artist Elizabeth Bernholz is best known by the moniker 'Gazelle Twin', under which she releases work ranging from music and film, to live performance and installations. Her debut LP, The Entire City (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, July 2011), and its recent follow-up, Mammal EP (Sugarcane Recordings, January 2013) were received with critical acclaim despite their small-scale releases. A second LP UNFLESH is planned for release in 2014.

Mark Fisher is the author of Capitalist Realism (2009) and the forthcoming Ghosts Of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures. His writing has appeared in many publications, including The Wire, Frieze, The Guardian and Film Quarterly. He is Programme Leader of the MA in Aural and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and a lecturer at the University of East London. He has also produced two acclaimed audio-essays in collaboration with Justin Barton:londonunderlondon (2005) and On Vanishing Land (2013).

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

L'enfant Sauvage

Based on

Great scene at 1 hour.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Larynx Drop

I put a bunch of thoughts about the Larynx up on my blog, in 5 parts... links:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 (best gif ever)
Part 4
Part 5

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Two anti-work events

Future Interns 2013, 
Goldsmiths SU, 9 Nov

Future Interns 2013 is a day of awareness and activism around internships and precarious work, followed by an evening of Latin Music hosted by 3 cosas living wage campaign. The event will be an opportunity to hear about the amazing work going on to fight back against the culture of unpaid work. As well as bringing together speakers it will be an opportunity to meet other interns and take part in workshops. Ultimately it will be a platform for interns to shape their future working conditions.
Workshops from PWB and Ragpickers. Speakers will include Mark Fisher and Federico Campagna, Dr Sophie Hope and Charlotte Gerada, who will be discussing her research into unpaid internships in the voluntary sector.

Visual Sociology and Aural and Visual Cultures Present: AFTER WORK

New Academic Building LG01, Goldsmiths, University of London
19th November, 2013 7.30-9.30 (Free - open to all: no booking required)

Fed up of being hardworking people? There is virtually no institutional voice which seems to tire of praising the ennobling effects of working. Any life beyond work is condemned as parasitical scrounging. Worse, we no longer have the ability to imagine what a world without unnecessary work would look like. While only a few decades ago sociologists predicted the imminent ‘end of work’ and the advent of a regime of automated production and human freedom, work has in fact become a new religion for contemporary times.
Coinciding with the publication of Federico Campagna’s The Last Night: Anti-Work, Atheism, Adventure, After Work brings together a number of dissenting voices, challenging the catechism of conservative work-priests and their corporate devotees. The event will be divided into two panels, the first focused on anti-work strategy and theory, the second devoted to imagining what life and politics after work might look like. Featuring talks by Mark Fisher, Ramona, Carl Cederstrom/ Peter Fleming, Preeti Paul, Nina Wakeford and Federico Campagna, the event will welcome the active participation of the audience.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Jungle iPhone App

More abhorrent gadgetry for your prosthetic attention atomizer:

I wish there was an app that could timestretch my voice when I'm on a "voice call". Saying bye bye would be marvellously machinic.