Monday, 28.01.2013


Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
Philip Matesic

Production, Capital and Language (Part II of II)

These two sessions* propose a transversal reading of three texts on the topic of relations between production, capital and language. Together the texts form a rhizome as a map of shared knowledge between practice and theory, rather than contrasting theses to be juxtaposed, and build on the intersection between two major discourses linked to economic theories: Marx's critique of political economy and Freud's psychoanalysis.

During this second session, we will examine the final three texts written in different time periods, from 1975 until 2012. Félix Guattari and Franco Bifo Berardi collaborated starting in the 1970s and draw on schizoanalytic theory while operating a paradigm shift towards an economy of desires and micro-politics or molecular revolution.

*Both sessions are proposed by Dimitrina Sevova.

Text 1 & 2:
Félix Guattari
"20: Molecular Revolutions"
(Guattari's improvised address to the Schizo-Culture Conference organized by Semiotext(e) at Columbia University in New York in 1975)

"21: Desire is Power, Power is Desire (Answers to the Schizo-Culture Conference),"
in id., Chaosophy: Texts and Interviews 1972–1977, Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents, 2008, pp. 282-290.

Text 3:
Bifo - Franco Berardi
"No. 094: transverse," in Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (ed.), Documenta 13: Catalog 1/3, The Book of Books | 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts, 2012, pp. 611-617.

> Text 1 & 2
> Text 3

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