The city is a factory and we are paranoid machines; subject pre/post, producer of the product that is ourselves, a scattered weave of electronic and experiential commodities. Who needs to believe in advertising when they can believe in themselves, photographed before the latest microbrew … More ANXIETY 1962 – 1963: A Fever Dream Through Digital Capitalism
We have far right ideologies, with material roots in Europe, digitally disseminated through an incoherent and disparate collective of hypermediated young white men, who have no living memory of men as they’ve been told how men should be, but merely a hyperreal ideal … More All that is situated melts into the air.
STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. … More STOP PLATFORMING FAR RIGHT SPEAKERS.
The Ache is leaving. Three years languished by dead end jobs, drugs and friends. Last week above a bagel store, the sun morphs mute amidst travelling clouds, indifferent fluctuations of light on an otherwise featureless day. You arrive a tight knot of anxieties over a moment in time that could only have arrived after its departure … More Acid and Lost Time
Blanket city run along soaked in rain. Idiot Boy wastes his time visiting a passing crush at the other end of town. Slips between two houses and a metal sheet, communal refrigerator in the middle of the road filed with half-empty soy bottles. Dead bell stop, mocking red blink of the operator. Father arrives … More Black Box Idiot Cult
VR is the latest representational technology inscribed with the myth of integral reality — total immersion into another world … More “Hentai!” Technofetishisms, Cyborg Desires and the Virtualised Body of Woman
In the mirror, I see myself there where I am not, in an unreal, virtual space that opens up behind the surface … More Symbolic Excess in the Drag Machine: A Dialectical Reconstitution of Safe Spaces and Transgression
We will not oppose the beautiful to the ugly, but will look for the uglier than ugly: the monstrous. … More Obscenity, Deathly Exchange and the Real-Haunt of Bodily Labour
Entry into McDonald’s: sleek glass sliding doors framed by stacked stone walls—the modernist’s indoor-outdoor flow, with the rigidity of austere corporate Bauhaus; and within: strict regimentation of monochrome tables … More Fascist Nostalgia, Libertarian Disaffect: McDonald’s as Everything and Nothing
So I’ve been reading the Boogiepop light novels as of late and it’s got me thinking about self-hatred, narcissism and radical alterity. There was a time I wanted to be a counsellor, because I thought being exceedingly depressed was a good foundation for connecting with others. I don’t think I could do that now, simply because it disgusts me too much … More A Derisory Self-Analysis