enter : COMPUTER VIRUS 1.0 meets COMPUTER VIRUS 2.0

This animation celebrates my Galerie Richard show Destroyer of Naivetés: COMPUTER VIRUS 1.0 in Paris.

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Review of Beat Generation at the Centre Pompidou

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http://hyperallergic.com/324626/tracking-the-beat-generation-across-three-continents/ Review of Beat Generation at the Centre Pompidou published at Hyperallergic

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Photographs of Joseph Nechvatal in his studio by Alexandra Breznay (c) 2016

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Review of Daniel Buren’s Observatory of Light at Fondation Louis Vuitton

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http://hyperallergic.com/322774/how-daniel-burens-institutional-critique-became-institutional-chic/   Review of Daniel Buren’s Observatory of Light at Fondation Louis Vuitton published at Hyperallergic

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Aesthetic States of Frenzy: Friedrich Nietzsche’s aesthetic philosophy and the Odyssey Palimpsest in THE DIGITAL DIONYSUS

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So pleased to have my illustrated art essay Aesthetic States of Frenzy: Friedrich Nietzsche’s aesthetic philosophy and the Odyssey Palimpsest here in THE DIGITAL DIONYSUS at Punctum Books https://punctumbooks.com/titles/digital-dionysus

Abstract
Aesthetic States of Frenzy explores the role of art in Nietzsche’s philosophy and relates it to the curative nihilistic thinking behind a series of noisy mesh artworks by Joseph Nechvatal entitled Odyssey Palimpsest; a series that returns us symbolically to ancient Homer’s lost hero, placed now on an inner voyage afloat against the tide of our tragic post-modern carnival.
Aesthetic States of Frenzy builds upon Nietzsche’s philosophy to theorize a new contemporary aesthetic labor based in an exquisite unseeablity and disconnectedness that is directed against our contemporary surveillance state as it now exists in the network-centric condition.
The author frames this aesthetic labor of masquerading in terms of a monster sacré affinity for a materialist nihilism of no that (if it goes far enough) can transform an artistic metamorphosis of emergence into an all-embracing yes. This yes-full nihilistic frenzy is theorized as the energy of unleashing forces of racket reverberation directed against the figure-ground actions of power surveillance so that a nimble art may emerge and resonate in a web of inter-connected, molecular and viral relational affects and intensities of noise, dissonance and deviation.

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Review of Ugo Rondinone: Becoming Soil at the Carré d’Art Nîmes

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http://hyperallergic.com/322413/ugo-rondinones-fragments-of-nature-mourn-the-environment/ My review of Ugo Rondinone: Becoming Soil at the Carré d’Art Nîmes published at Hyperallergic

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Review of Destroyer of Naivetés

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Review of Destroyer of Naivetés on the Entr’acte label 

Grade A smut from Entr’acte, featuring Black Sifichi reciting from Joseph Nechvatal’s “sex farce” poetry book Destroyer of Naivetés to music by Rhys Chatham, all owing heavy influence to a long history of excess and debauchery spelt out in classic erotic literature, art, philosophy and film.

On the surface, Black Sifichi’s husky delivery and the passionate content of Destroyer of Naivetés bears a striking resemblance to Iggy Pop’s recent tribute to Walt Whitman alongside Alva Noto and Tarwater. But where their Leaves of Grass was divided in chapters and set to beats, this one sprawls out for a seventy minutes of light-headed electronic drones and gasping reeds sustaining a deeply tantric, erotic atmosphere.

Of course, that’s entirely subjective depending your personal kinks, although anyone who gets off on elaborately fleshly adjectives and sticky adverbs will surely be in their element if you’re willing to submit to its filigree eccentricities and compelling sensuality.

-Boomkat

https://boomkat.com/products/destroyer-of-naivetes

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Destroyer of Naivetés is (also) available at ENTR’ACTE in a gold-foil blocked digitise in an edition of 300

http://entracte.co.uk/projects/cave-bacchus-e207-/

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Destroyer of Naivetés is a 1 hour 10 minute musical recording by Cave Bacchus (Joseph Nechvatal, Black Sifichi & Rhys Chatham) of my sex farce poetry book Destroyer of Naivetés, released on Punctum Books

http://punctumbooks.com/titles/destroyer-of-naivetes

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