Category Archives: Critique

An eye for an eye . . .

Originally posted on prole no prole If an eye for an eye is the motto of revenge, it can also be bad advice. On 29 April 2022, a white nationalist attacked Asger Jorn’s 1959 painting The Disquieting Duck (shown above … Continue reading

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Once more on the Hamburg Theses

[You can read my translation of Debord’s The Hamburg Theses of September 1961 here] Once more on the Hamburg Theses The plans announced in my last post with an eye to the 60th anniversary of the first publication of Internationale … Continue reading

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Internationale Situationniste number 7, April 1962

It is sixty years since Internationale Situationniste number 7 was published, dated April 1962. Partly in commemoration I plan on posting new translations of several articles from the seventh issue over the next month. Our world is arguably less distant … Continue reading

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Surrealism: an irrational revolution

A PDF of this document can be found here. Note that there are some differences between the version presented below and pdf (most notably, the complete bibliography is only available in the pdf version). This has also been posted on … Continue reading

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The Sinister Science

I have started a new blog over at the sinister science. There I will continue to write about situationists and critical theory and practice, but with the added focus of science fiction. Yep, that’s right, the barely repressed science fictional … Continue reading

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Spectacle in Space

Doing our bit for 50 years of cold war shenanigans and the alienation of technique and knowledge in the service of spectacular power. The text on the poster is adapted from Eduardo Rothe’s text The Conquest of Space in the … Continue reading

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The new politics?

I designed this image for an imaginary zine called ANTIANTIPOETRYPOETRY dated 1 March 2016. That means it’s been sitting in my dropbox since at least then, maybe a bit before. I called it “the new politics”. There is little new … Continue reading

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On Gilles Dauvé and the Situationist International

This article is available as a pdf here. I hope to publish a follow up in the near future in which I will critically examine Gilles Dauvé’s and Bruno Astarian’s critique of Marx’s value theory. Minor update, 15 December 2018 … Continue reading

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Cuadernos de Negación – Against the Valorization of Life – Part I

Cuadernos de Negación (Notebooks of Negation) are a collective based in Rosario, Argentina. So far the majority of their important work remains unavailable in English, though there are some other translations available here and here. Fortunately the ediciones inéditos collective … Continue reading

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In the city (1): indifference

In the city (1): indifference In the city there’s a thousand things I wanna say to you…—The Jam Somewhere in Marx[1] he writes of the experience of indifference that the individual submitted to capitalist social relations has. He argues that … Continue reading

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