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

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.

2016

Inspection (Notes)

Some notes on the collaboration for BBC Radio 3

2016

Synthetic Listener

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

2016

FAVN

Libretto for Florian Hecker’s abstract opera

2016

Approaching the Contemporary Object

Talk on the humanities and interdisciplinarity

2016

Model Farm

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

2016

Given Practice

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

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

Preface to ‘The Brain-Eye’

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

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

The Barker Topos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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