Accelerating Accelerationism: Jb Labrune && Calcul Mentor
what: Full gas in neutral : accelerating re.Accelerationism.
When: 25th of November 2014, 7-8.20pm
Where: Parsons Paris
Free: RSVP @Alison
In its “re-accelerationist” manifesto, Nick Land reminds us that “the germinal catalyst for Accelerationism was a call in Deleuze & Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus (1972) to “accelerate the process”. Working like termites within the rotting mansion of Marxism, which was systematically gutted of all Hegelianism until it became something utterly unrecognizable, D&G vehemently rejected the proposal that anything had ever “died of contradictions”, or ever would. Capitalism was not born from a negation, nor would it perish from one. The death of capitalism could not be delivered by the executioner’s ax of a vengeful proletariat, because the closest realizable approximations to ‘the negative’ were inhibitory, and stabilizing. Far from propelling ‘the system’ to its end, they slowed the dynamic to a simulacrum of systematicity, retarding its approach to an absolute limit. By progressively comatizing capitalism, anti-capitalism dragged it back into a self-conserving social structure, suppressing its eschatological implication. The only way Out was onward”.In this talk, we’ll examine three accelerationists ventures and discuss their implications for Art, Design and the Institutions that valorize them.