Geometry of the Perspectives and the Multitude - The Rhythm of Art and Politics

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What shape can resistance take to fight the exploitation of precarious workers? What is the role of the 'multitude' in resisting oppressive power? What is the relation between resistance on a local level and the more general level? Is there any possibility to resist today's power relations and economic system? I will reformulate these questions with reference to the ideas of the movement of operaismo and specifically of the researchers/activists Negri and Virno. Both philosophers analysed the Postfordist production or the transition labour and economy underwent since the 1970s. They both focus on the power relations concerning this transition and on the opportunities of resistance or change for the exploited and oppressed: they deal with the questions we want to discuss. The Postfordist transition means on the one hand more exploitation and oppression because the human potency or life itself is being captured and merchandized, on the other hand it means more autonomy for the workers and possibility of liberation because the economy leans on the production of languages, sociality, thoughts, imagination, in short: on subjectivity or autonomously produced common knowledge. As the economic production takes on features of art production and political action, the new forms of social resistance can be found in the same domain or along the same structures as the quest of art.
Originele taal-2English
StatusPublished - 2013
EvenementUnknown -
Duur: 1 jan 2013 → …


Periode1/01/13 → …


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