2019

Spectres: Composing Listening

Reflective texts by pioneers of musique concrète

2019

Exposition/Exercise: Propositions sur l’objet Integratif de l’Art Contemporain

On the relevance of Anne-Françoise Schmid’s concept of the Integrative Object for contemporary art

2019

Intro

The why of this site

2019

François Bayle ‘The Acousmonium’

Text by François Bayle on the origins and philosophy behind his sound diffusion system

2018

Applied Ballardianism Trailer

Video trailer for the novel by Simon Sellars

2018

François J. Bonnet, ‘Emanations’

Sleevenotes for a collaborative sculptural sound project

2018

Anne-Françoise Schmid, ‘The Philosophical Underpinnings of Design Theory’

Interdisciplinary scientific objects, the generic, and the discipline of design

2018

Jean-Luc Godard: Voyage(s) en Utopie

Three texts on Jean-Luc Godard’s vexed relationship with the museum and the exhibition format

2017

François J. Bonnet, ‘The Infra-World’ (with Amy Ireland)

The world beneath language and objectivated sensation

2017

Stages, Plots, and Traumas

The essential tools of the detective and the therapist alike are the scalpel and the compass

2017

Image Invasion

On living under the threat of apocalypse.

2017

Hyperplastic-Supernormal

Text for the book documenting Pamela Rosenkranz’s installation ‘Our Product’ for the 2016 Venice Biennale.

2017

Max Bucaille, writings on topology

A series of texts from Situationist International

2016

Gabriel Catren, ‘What is Ensoundment?’

Text for Florian Hecker, ‘Formulations’

2016

Inspection (Notes)

Some notes on the collaboration for BBC Radio 3

2016

François J. Bonnet, ‘…Exeunt All Humans?’

Text for Florian Hecker, ‘Formulations’

2016

Éric Alliez, ‘Successive Slidings of Sound’

Text for Florian Hecker, ‘Formulations’

2016

Éric Alliez, ‘How Asger Jorn Stole the Value-Form of Modern Art’

On Asger Jorn, painting, situationism, and the avant-garde

2016

François Laruelle, ‘Christo-Fiction’

Laruelle’s non-standard collision of religion and quantum theory

2016

Synthetic Listener

Talk given at Continuous Verb, MMCA, Seoul, 28 October 2016.

2016

FAVN

Libretto for Florian Hecker’s abstract opera

2016

Alain Badiou, Our Wound Is Not So Recent

Badiou’s analysis of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris

2016

Songs of Labour and Pleasure

An idiosyncratic mixtape that traces the relationship between work and eroticism through popular song.

2016

Claire Fontaine, ‘G.C.A.’

Essay by Claire Fontaine on the work of Philippe Thomas

2016

Approaching the Contemporary Object

Talk on the humanities and interdisciplinarity

2016

Model Farm

Catalogue text for John Gerrard: Power Play, Beijing, 2016

2016

Archipelagic Listening

Podcast with musician and author François J. Bonnet, discussing his book The Order of Sounds.

2016

François J. Bonnet, ‘The Order of Sounds’

An examination of listening as a plurivocal phenomenon

2016

Anne-Françoise Schmid, ‘Lost Films as Philosophical Fiction’

Text for the programme of the 2016 UNdocumenta film festival, Gwangju.

2016

Jean Petitot, ‘To Remake the Timaeus’

Jean Petitot’s essay on the work of Albert Lautman

2016

Anne-Françoise Schmid, ‘The Madonna on the Craters of the Moon’

Anne-Françoise Schmid’s proposal for an aesthetic epistemology

2016

Given Practice

Sleevenotes for Mattin and Miguel Prado’s ‘Evacuation of the Voice’, on subjectivation, sound, and the voice

2016

Elie Ayache, ‘Point of Gaze’

Ayache on the work of artist RH Quaytman

2016

Import/Export

On the work of artist Charles Avery.

2016

Figuring ‘Space’

Text for Steven Warwick’s show ‘Neutral’, Exile, Berlin, 2016.

2016

Die Rückkehr des Fauns/Return of the Faun

Preview programme notes for Florian Hecker’s FAVN (in German & English)

2015

Gilles Châtelet, ‘A Martial Art of Metaphor: Two Interviews’

Materials discovered in the Châtelet archive in Paris

2015

Preface to ‘The Brain-Eye’

An introduction to the methodological and conceptual stakes of Alliez’s studies of modern painting

2015

Jean Cavaillès and Albert Lautman, ‘Mathematical Thought’

Discussion of Cavaillès and Lautman’s Theses on mathematics and reality

2015

Perspective, Hallucination, Synthesis

Talk given in Porto on the occasion of Florian Hecker’s ‘Formulations’ show.

2015

Gesture as Playlist

Presentation on choreography and the digital, B3 Biennial of the Moving Image in Frankfurt

2015

From Site to Plot to Yarn

Talk given at Goldsmiths, as part of the ‘Futures and Fictions’ series

2015

The Brain-Ear

Talk on Florian Hecker given at Graz Kunstlerhaus

2015

Our Product (with Pamela Rosenkranz)

Collaborative text with Pamela Rosenkranz to accompany her work for the Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2015.

2015

Jean-François Lyotard, ‘After Six Months of Work…’

Lyotard’s previously unpublished interim report to Centre Pompidou on the project for Les Immatériaux

2015

François Laruelle, ‘The Concept of Non-Photography’

An introduction to Laruelle’s non-philosophy by way of photography

2015

The Barker Topos

On geotraumatics, the local, the global, and the site-specific

2015

Speculum Topographicum

Video documentation of the installation made as part of The Ultimate Yarnwork project.

2015

Yarncast

A series of podcasts made during The Ultimate Yarnwork residency at Bergen Kunsthalle in 2015.

2015

The Ultimate Yarnwork

Video sketch dramatizing and abstracting popular motifs of plots and plotting

2014

Gilles Châtelet, ‘To Live and Think Like Pigs’

Châtelet’s burlesque portrait of neoliberalism and its cyber-acolytes

2014

Speculations on Speculations on…

Reflections on art and speculative realism

2014

Event, Screen, Concert (Unmaking Worlds with Cerith and Florian)

Cerith Wyn Evans and Florian Hecker’s No night no day (Venice 2009)

2013

Helène Hazera, ‘The Mathematics of Love’

Châtelet’s life, loves, and scandalous amusements

2013

Skin Games: A Primer

Accompanying text for Florian Hecker and Reza Negarestani’s C.D.—A Script for Synthesis

2013

Perspective, Alienation, Escape

Between biology, cognition, and abduction

2013

Darrn’s Testament

Communiqué from a post-apocalyptic Cornwall

2013

Exercise (Dunhuang)

On John Gerrard’s 2013 simulation work

2013

François Laruelle, Anti-Badiou

Laruelle’s polemical tract against Badiou’s ‘philosophical Maoism’.

2013

Foreword to Amanda Beech, ‘Final Machine’

Channelling Beech’s mash-up of epistemology and noir

2012

No Core Dump

On the work of Pamela Rosenkranz

2012

Marquis de Sade, ‘Address to the Piques Section’

Translation of De Sade’s political speech in honor of Marat and Le Pelletier

2012

Art and the Practice of Non-Philosophy

Presentation on Laruelle and the work of Pamela Rosenkranz, at Pavilion, Leeds

2012

On Making Ready

Simon Starling, the readymade, and the made-ready

2012

A Brief History of Geotrauma

Going back to the murky sources of geotraumatic thought

2012

Quentin Meillassoux, The Number and the Siren

Meillassoux’s bold new interpretation of Mallarmé’s masterwork Un coup de dés

2012

Nick Land: An Experiment in Inhumanism

Memoir of Nick Land and Peak Warwick

2012

Response to Laruelle on Non-Photography

Response to François Laruelle’s presentation at Goldsmiths

2011

Notes on White Coal

Research paper for John Gerrard during the development of his Pulp Press (Kistefos) 2013.

2011

Correlation, Contingency, Trauma

Talk on architecture and geophilosophy for the Proto/Eco/Logics conference

2011

Beyond the Pleasure Principle

Programme notes for the John Gerrard and Wayne McGregor’s Royal Ballet performance Live Fire Exercise

2011

The Egoist

Conversation with artist Charles Avery

2011

The Invention of Negarestani

Video made for the Cyclonopedia: Leper Creativity Symposium

2011

Synthetic Liter[e]alism

Essay on the minimalism, precisionism, and realism in the work of John Gerrard

2010

These Broken Impressions

Essay on psychoacoustics and hallucination in the work of Florian Hecker

2010

Infinite Freedom Exercise

Unpublished text on John Gerrard’s Infinite Freedom Exercise (Near Abadan, Iran), 2011.

2010

Showdown at Mantalini’s

Short text on friendship in Michael Mann’s Heat

2010

Body Count (with Amanda Beech)

Collaborative text with Amanda Beech on death, the image, and power

2010

Geophilosophy After Venice

Talk on the work of artist Pamela Rosenkranz

2010

The Horror in the Library

Adorno meets Lovecraft in a portmanteau tale of terror

2009

Manufacture and Ideality

Essay on the work of artist Conrad Shawcross

2009

Qu’est-ce que Aphex § Hecker? Paris 9.7.09

Aphex Twin and Florian Hecker’s performance at Warp 20

2009

The Problem of Mr Impossible

Unpublished theory-fiction based on the work of Charles Avery

2009

Climate of Bass Hunter

Sleevenotes for Florian Hecker’s CD Acid in the Style of David Tudor

2009

Shadows of Copernicanism

Essay on the work of artist Conrad Shawcross

2009

Alberto Gualandi, ‘Errancies of the Human’

Copernicanism, naturalism, neoteny

2008

Nemo

On Tim Mackenzie’s ecocritical video work

2008

The Adventure of Nihilism: Ray Brassier, ‘Nihil Unbound’

Review of Ray Brassier’s book ‘Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction’

2008

Esto Es Peor

Essay on the work of Jake and Dinos Chapman

2008

Alain Badiou, Number and Numbers

Badiou’s book on number theory and the being of Number

2008

Going Down on the Farm

A radical theory-fictional critique of eco-aesthetics

2008

Theory in Motion: VJam Theory

Review of a book on the art and craft of VJing

2007
2007

Gilles Deleuze, ‘Mathesis, Science and Philosophy’

Deleuze’s 1946 introduction to Introduction to Malfatti’s Studies on Mathesis. Collapse vol. 3

2007

Jean-René Vernes and the Obduracy of Matter

Notes on the prehistory of Quentin Meillassoux’s thinking on contingency

2007

On Reza Negarestani’s ‘Undercover Softness’

Response to Reza Negarestani’s presentation on decay at Goldsmiths in 2006

2007
2006

Biohorrors of Scholasticism

It is not clear whether all men are of the same species or not

2005

London in Black & White : Hex ICA remix

Synthetic photo-essay on the city and its fictions

2005

Controversy over the Possibility of a Science of Philosophy

A heated discussion between Jacques Derrida and François Laruelle, published in La Decision Philosophique No. 5, April 1988.

2005

Counter-Insurgency Axiomatic

Specification for a maximally abstracted gamespace

2004

Notes on the Incalculable Real and Chaitin’s Omega

On Gödel coding, Gregory Chaitin’s Omega Constant, and other matters

2004

INSERT COINS….for Toshihiro Nishikado

Tribute to the sounds of Space Invaders

2004

Utopia in Humbrol

Some reflections on the paintings of George Shaw

2004

Squalor, Intoxication, Creation

Theory-fiction exploring the life and work of painter Francis Bacon