UF20 15 11 12 THE NON-TRIVIAL GOAT AND THE CLIFFS OF THE UNIVERSAL


Live performance by Florian Hecker
and Reza Negarestani

November 15, 2012, 7.30pm
Abrons' Playhouse, 466 Grand Street, New York

Urbanomic / Sequence Press in collaboration with Issue Project Room and Primary Information

Chimeras are integrated bodies that synthesize incompatible modalities, surpassing their respective particularities without fusing them, finding a common ground, or reducing one to the other. Chimerization, a recent work by Florian Hecker, uses psychoacoustics to compose such creatures from readings of a libretto penned by philosopher and novelist, Reza Negarestani.

Expanding on this work, Hecker and Negarestani come together in a live experiment - less a collaboration between philosophy and sound than a synthesis of the two. In this abstract performance, recalling Artaud's theatre of cruelty as much as Beckett's minimalist narratives, the 'players'' respective fields will be chimerized, and their true guises revealed.

The performance opens (Part 1: Descent) with a theory-fiction-manifesto that introduces the dramatis personae and abruptly drops the goat of philosophy into the abyss. This prologue of a mangled philo-fiction is followed (Part 2: Navigation) by a performative gluing of philosophy and sound in which the auditors become the goats, each completing the chimera according to their localization and navigation of the space. In the final movement (Part 3: Alienation), this personal experience of local synthesis is replaced by an estranging immersion into the impersonal experience of the global, synthetic environment as the intensifying, sonic chimerization moves beyond the sphere of the knowable.

An exercise in deregulation of the senses, this unique performance brings together two ambitious thinkers and practitioners in an experimental surgery that opens up their respective fields onto unexplored grounds.

Doors open at 7pm. Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For further Details: Sequence Press.

Issue Project Room's Littoral Series is made possible, in part, through generous support from The Casement Fund, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Current/Forthcoming

UF32 01 12 14 JEAN-LUC MOULÈNE CASINO REAL EDITION

UF31 20 11 14 #ACCELERATE VS CHÂTELET AT SPIKE

UF30 12 11 14 SPECULATIVE AESTHETICS LAUNCH AT TATE

UF29 07 11 14 OBJECTS AND OBJECTIONS

Past

UF28 07 06 14 BAUER #ACCELERATE PRINT
Print Edition by Diann Bauer

UF27 14 05 14 #ACCELERATE LAUNCH
Launch event for #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader.

UF26 14 04 14 #ACCELERATE MELTDOWN SAUCE
Exclusive hot sauce produced in collaboration with Kernow Chilli Farm.

UF24 04 03 13 SPECULATIVE AESTHETICS ROUNDTABLE
Research roundtable addressing open questions regarding the relation between aesthetics and new forms of philosophical realism

UF23 24 02 13 FINAL MACHINE
Launch event and panel discussion for Amanda Beech's Final Machine

UF22 20 11 12 THE DEGROWTH OF PHILOSOPHY: FOR A GENERIC ECOLOGY
Lecture by François Laruelle

UF21 18 11 12 ABDUCTING THE OUTSIDE: MODERNITY AND THE CULTURE OF ACCELERATION
Lecture by Reza Negarestani

UF20  15 11 12  THE NON-TRIVIAL GOAT AND THE CLIFFS OF THE UNIVERSAL
Performance in New York with Florian Hecker and Reza Negarestani.

UF19  11 07 12  SIMULATION, EXERCISE, OPERATIONS

UF18  19 05 12  EXTRACTION AND ITS COMPLICATIONS

UF17  06 05 12  THE COUP DE DÉS, OR THE MATERIALIST DIVINIZATION OF THE HYPOTHESIS

UF15  18 01 11  NON-PHILOSOPHY, NON-PHOTOGRAPHY

UF13  01 11 10  SPECULATIVE SOLUTION

UF14  19 01 11  THE MEDIUM OF CONTINGENCY

UF12  03 09 10  LATE AT TATE: THE REAL THING

UF11  21 05 10  HYDROPLUTONIC KERNOW

UF10  13-21 03 10  SECRETS OF CREATION

UF9  06 02 10  GEO/PHILOSOPHY

UF8  27 06 09  SOUND OUT OF LINE

UF7  16 05 09  IMAGE-FORCE  

UF6  25 04 09  DARWIN: THE GREATEST HUMILIATION?

UF5  21 03 09  RECORDED WHILE IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED  

UF4  31 012 09  EARTH MOVES  

UF3  07 09 08  NATURE MORTE  

UF2  19 07 08  UNDER PRESSURE  

UF1  7+21 06 08  CONCEPT HORROR

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