Monday, August 3, 2015

Video of the Day #123/2015: Roudinesco / Lacan

Elisabeth Roudinesco 
 vous présente "Lacan envers et contre tout" 
aux éditions du Seuil.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Skull and A Rabbit / Cherubs (1) / Maurice Blanchot (6)

Not again ...
Why here ?

And back to the futures:
the 1990's legends
" 2 Ynfynyty"
on Brutal Panda (2015)

Michel Surya / Jean-Luc Nancy / 
Alain Finkielkraut sur
" Politiques de Maurice Blanchot" (2015)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sounds of the Day #113/2015: Carlton Melton (1,2 3,4)

Out to sea (Double LP, 10.July 2015)

Four Eyes (2014)

Carlton Melton / Mind Mountain Split (2015)

Full Moon revisited

Awesome retro-psychedelia

Friday, July 31, 2015

Video of the Day #112/2015: Eduardo Cadava (1) / David Wills (1) / Gesis (1) / See through buildings (1) / Black Matter Phantasm (1)

Eduardo Cadava. 
Paper Graveyards; Nadar's Memoir
Eduardo Cadava, prominent contemporary American literary and philosophical critic and thinker, talking about the Nadar, photography, portraits, and images. In the lecture Eduardo Cadava discusses the concepts of archive, spectors, photographopolis, death, in relationship to Walter Benjamin, Balzac, Lucretius, Rosalind E. Krauss, Arcade Project, focusing on multiplicity, time, and mourning. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2012 Eduardo Cadava..

David Wills
The Poetics of Inanimate Lfe: 
Mallarmé, Cixous, Celan
A talk from June 2015

POIESIS : symposium at MaMa, Zagreb [June 11-16, 2015]

A lot is going on James Killick's
Small Hours / Sublabel Maniacal Laughter 
Here some of my faves ! 
Check it out

Julien Skrobek's Gesis 

see through buildings

Black Matter Phantasm

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thoughts of the Day #15/2015: Jacques Derrida (22)

"... la pulsion de mort est d'abord anarchivique, pourrait-on dire, archiviolithique. Destructrice d'archive, elle l'aura toujours été, par vocation silencieuse."

- Jacques Derrida

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thoughts of the Day #14/2015: Jacques Derrida (21)

"Le secret, c'est la cendre même de l'archive, le lieu où il n' y a même plus de sens à dire "la cendre même", ou "à même la cendre". Il n'a aucun sens à chercher le secret de ce que quiconque a pu savoir. "
- Jacques Derrida

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thoughts of the Day #13/2015: Jacques Derrida (20)

"Au fond, derrière la question de ce que j'appelerai encore la restance de l'archive - qui fait tout sauf rester au sens de la substance permanente d'une présence -, derrière cette question de la différance ou de la destinerrance de l'archive pourrait se dessiner, au moins le temps d'une séance, la silhouette de toute ce qui m'aparu mériter d'être discuter, puisque nous sommes ici pour discuter."

- Jacques Derrida

For an interesting review
of a Dieter Roth Exhibition
in Berlin by Joseph Nechvatal

Monday, July 27, 2015

Video of the Day #111/2015: Attridge - Derrida - Hägglund

Derrida, Otherness & Radical Atheism

In this dialogue, Martin Hägglund and Derek Attridge discuss the work of Derrida. In particular, they discuss Derrida's idea of hospitality and what Hagglund calls radical atheism, in connection to ethics and the Other.

This talk is from Oxford and was given at Wadham College.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Thoughts of the Day #12/2015: Jacques Derrida (19)

"Inutile de rappeler une fois encore que la déconstruction, s'il y en a, n'est pas une critique, encore moins une opération théorique ou spéculative méthodiquement menée par quelqu'un, mais que s'il en a, elle a lieu, je l'ai dit trop souvent, et encore dans Psychè, pour poser encore le répéter, comme expérience de l'impossible."

- Jacques Derrida

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Thoughts of the Day #11/2015: Jacques Derrida (18)

"La question de la divisibilité est l'un des plus puissant instruments de formalisation pour ce qu'on appelle 'la deconstruction'. Si par l'hypothèse absurde, il y avait une et une seulement déconstruction, une seul thèse de 'La déconstruction' elle poserait la divisibilité: la différance comme divisibilité."

- Jacques Derrida

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thoughts of the Day #10/2015: Jacques Derrida (17)

"Qu' est-ce que la déconstruction de la présence, sinon l'expérience de cette dissociation hyperanalytique du simple et de l'originaire ? 

La trace, l'écriture, la marque, c'est au coeur du présent, à l'origine de la présence, un mouvement de renvoie à l'autre, à de l'autre, une référence comme différance qui ressemblerait à une synthèse a priori si c'était de l'ordre du jugement et si c'était thétique".
- Jacques Derrida

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thoughts of the Day #9/2015: Jacques Derrida (16)

" La 'déconstruction' ne commence qu'avec une résistance à ce double motif. Elle en radicalise même à la fois l'axiomatique et la critique de l'axiomatique. 

Ce que son travail met en question, c'est non seulement la possibilité mais le désir ou le fantasme d'une ressaisie de l'originaire, le désir ou le fantasme aussi de rejoindre jamais le simple, quel qu'il soit. 

Il s'agit là d'un mouvement non seulement contre-archéologique mais contre-généalogique de la déconstruction: la 'généalogie' du principe généalogique ne relève d'une simple généalogique."

- Jacques Derrida

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Video of the Day #110/2015: Bernard Stiegler (7/8) / Alain Badiou - Slavoj Zizek (6)

Bernard Stiegler
Cours + Automatisation et Désautomatisations

Plus a seminar with
Alain Badiou / Slavoj Zizek
June 1, 2015

Expect more vulgar and ridiculous intellectual complacency 
and ruthless obscenities than usual from B/Z:
quelque chose pour rire ?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Video of the Day #110/2015: Bernard Stiegler (6) / Amanaz (1)

Bernard Stiegler
Cours 2

Some 1975-weirdness
Amanaz - Africa
Reissue on Double LP

Video of the Day #109/2015: Bernard Stiegler (5) / Evan Caminiti (1)

Bernard Stiegler
Cours 2014

Plus a new release by
Barn Owl's Evan Caminiti
called "Meridian"
Don't miss it -
Out since June 2015

Evan Caminiti’s slow but steady progression towards electronic music from sand-swept guitar drone mirrors the pace of the music he makes. It has been measured, each move well-considered and clearly intentional. Caminiti has immersed himself in electronic production on Meridian, creating organic sounds through his machines, patching sounds that recall the brassy resonance of horns and hazy choral clusters. Synthesizers hiss and crackle under layers of reverb and fog. Sounds undulate and implode in upon themselves, with bursts of noise dropping in and out to create shadows of rhythm. Caminiti’s electronic systems do not run autonomously - the sounds heard on Meridian required real-time human interaction to bring them to life, and that human touch is essential to the mysterious atmosphere he produces on this new album. 

On Meridian, Caminiti expands upon the themes he began developing on two of his previous solo works, Dreamless Sleep and Night Dust, and with his other project, Barn Owl. Barn Owl's most recent album, V, incorporated more electronic textures and layers than their previous works, hinting at the direction that Caminiti takes on Meridian. While Dreamless Sleep and Night Dust were centered around Caminiti's guitar and his manipulations of the instrument, Meridian highlights Caminiti's dextrous synthesizer work and production skills. Chiming tones float above monstrous swells of sub-bass, creating the illusion of a massive spacial divide. Caminiti adds rhythms and dynamic swells to abstract sonic textures and field recordings taken over the course of two years, grounding the album in specific times and places, however obscured from the listener. 

The album takes its name from the concept of energy flowing throughout the body along different paths called meridians. The pieces on Meridian were developed through live performance and made with the intention of being played at full volume, causing the sounds to course through the veins and along the meridional paths. The tracks pulsate and flow, from the throbbing beat of "Collapse" to the orchestral sounds of "Wire," all connected by the foggy, atmospheric framework established on album opener "Overtaken." 

Meridian was recorded and mixed in San Francisco and New York between 2013 and 2015. Caminiti plans to do some rare solo touring around the release.
released 16 June 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Video of the Day #107/2015: Bernard Stiegler (3) / James Welburn (1)

Bernard Stiegler
Pourquoi et comment philosopher
dans internation ?

Plus this awesome release 
by James Welburn
called "HOLD"
out on MIASMAH 2015

Debut album by James Welburn featuring Tony Buck (The Necks) on drums. Coming spring 2015

Like watching a massive twisting fire slowly fading into the open skies, accompanied by a drum section so repetitive yet mind bending that you're unsure if it´s ever going to stop. This is how Hold starts off, leaving you catching for your breath before the album has even reached the second track.

James Welburn steps into the ashes covered in drones and noise together with drumming partner Tony Buck (The Necks), producing a debut album crushingly epic. Hailing from the UK, but located in both Berlin (DE) and Lillehammer (NO), James has been on a path to catch the perfect drone through the last years, playing an abundance of underground drone and noise sets in Berlin and Norway. This can be heard on Hold, though set in an impressively produced setting closer to a recent Swans record rather than the raw noise of those early live shows.

It´s hard to label the album too much in one style, as it shifts and turns into parts inspired by everything from Shoegaze to Black Metal, all set in a state of endless repetition.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Video of the Day #106/2015: Bernard Stiegler (2 a, b, c, d, e)

 Faconner l 'avenir

La Grèce et le projet europèen

From the Anthropocene to the Neganthropocene

Hermeneutics, Heuristics and Episteme in the Digital Age

La voie de l'´economie du désir

Five 2015 talks by Bernard Stiegler
on Greece, the avenir, the Anthropocene, Paideia,
and desire.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Video of the Day #105/2015: Bernard Stiegler (1) / Sound Awakener (5/6)

Bernard Stiegler
Social Networking As a Stage of Grammatization 
and the New Political Question

Plus these two new 2015 releases 
by the awesome project 
from Hanoi, Vietnam
called Sound Awakener 
featured here before.

Episode (2015)

Again this project picks up micro-transformational sound-processes and mirrors them back into psycho-acoustic landscapes. "Stones are turned into ashes" ... following an "Episode" of aural tectonics. Sounds as if taken or transcribed from and as petroglyphs. A petroscore: transforming the listeners - another awesome example of aural minimalism and psycho-electro-acoustics. Also interesting for friends of ANW and HNW. Please listen to this great project. [SKG]

Be whole (2015)

This is the latest Sound Awakener entry into the logbook of extreme electronics and electro-acoustics. It picks up the trajectory at the dawn of spiritual electronics (mainly located in the japanese minds from Masonna, Merzbow to Hasegawa and beyond) and morphes it with the most precious parts of HNW and ANW and oscillating Stockhauseniana, Radigueing Waves and other Sirius-Sinus-Sounds. Quite an effort and a poetic reinvention, n'est-ce pas ! So please take your time with this precious project from Hanoi and open your venues and ears for her ! One of the best, complex and well calculated psycho-acoustic works in a long time. Welcome to the new flesh, screams David Cronenberg's Videodrome ! [SKG]

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Listening (42): Snails sticking on a wall / Brötzmann & Noble / Brötzmann & Johnson & Glasgow

Photo by SKG

Peter Brötzmann and Steve Noble
Live in Italy XII/2014

 Brötzmann & Johnson & Glasgow 
Port Chalmers 2014

Monday, July 13, 2015