Donnerstag, 8. September 2011

Episode 33

"I'm cold." said Franz trembling. And Gwendolin advised him: "I studied biology of anxiety at Duke. So I know that to be freezing doesn't necessarily mean that it's winter. If you are not a serendipity machine the concept of freedom can also be a form of coldness. Beware of non-committal alliances and take one tablet of mercury every day."

Donnerstag, 1. September 2011

Episode 32

"Funny how everything is breaking down while we are moving within the fragmented machinery."
"But why does every move we make need to be traced in networks? We'd rather not... we would rather refuse to be deducible from our traces, tend to become invisible... leaving an undetermined realm for coincidences, leaps, and fractures."

Samstag, 7. Mai 2011

Episode 31

"It dances, it lightens, it thinks. It can produce traces and invert the disremembrance. It's a movement within a movement" said Franz. "Please, make us enter a BitTorrent routine - with collapses of rationality in between!" Multiple voices of unclear origin arose all around him.

Freitag, 22. April 2011

Episode 30

"I'm crawling on gaping grounds, nestling to the margins."
"Realize that the vacancies can be used as a desire machinery producing bizarre realizations and crazy concepts. But the vacancies need to be multiplied. You have to propel them incessantly." Shorl and his economic wisdom were suddenly back.

"Yes, you are right. I can skip and hop and dance. Moving within the fragmented machinery."

Sonntag, 17. April 2011

Episode 29

"Non-conducting, I can only see my shift. I know nothing but the vacancies generated by this shift. The aggregate is an economy of vacancies. Crawling on shattered and gaping grounds."

Freitag, 15. April 2011

Episode 28

"I need to get these tools. I want to generate vacancies and break downs."
"But why do you want to produce a collapse? Why do you need a machinery to disrupt the swarmings? Why do you have to deterritorialize the desires? Why do you need politics?"
"There is a very simple answer to your question: because there is pain, a pain that runs through the swarmings."

"Do you think that the swarmings might reappear in a rearranged shape?"
"I have no idea. As yet, I don't know anything but the collapse."

(...noises of disruption...)
"Lost all the words; no possibility of communication. No knowledge of the aggregate."

Sonntag, 13. März 2011

Episode 27

Suddenly Shorl interfered again: "I can offer you a device for activating the non-conductors in order to bifurcate and re-direct the swarmings."
"How does it work?" Franz was interested.
"It paralyzes the passive passions and thus potentiates the active passions. Emerging from a moment of nowhere, it disrupts the shared spaces."

Freitag, 11. Februar 2011

Episode 26

Schmiere contribution to: Naturgeschichte für das 21. Jahrhundert. In Honor of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, MPIWG (ed.), Berlin 2011 (online appearance by courtesy of the editors)

Dienstag, 8. Februar 2011

Episode 25

"Still, my emerging body is a pack. It is an aggregation and a desire. It constructs an arrangement. And the re-arrangement of my aggregate effectuates the shift of my desire. It generates the possibility of a novel body, the possiblity of a counter-agency."
"Teach me to encounter your shift", Franz asked Gwendolin.
Gwendolin remained absent. "Why?" she mumbled after a while, thereafter falling silent again.

Dienstag, 25. Januar 2011

Episode 24

"When giving without receiving, a body emerged. The body appeared to be my property and I made use of this property as the currency of my aggregate. This turned out to be a way to advance and even more a possibility to destroy my appropriations. Having a body as my property turned out to be a way of encountering the non-identical body of today's bourgeoisie, a mode of possessing its non-identity," Gwen soliloquized.
Franz and Shorl had no idea what she was talking about.