commons choreographic division of embodied research

Commons Choreographic Division of Embodied Research enables an autonomous organisation of social practices, inclusive of the coördinates of their respective structures.
Within a common knowledge pool gathered in the Department of Bad Television , the practices bear affinities with Social Choreography (Andrew Hewitt / Michael Klien), the Undercommons (Stefano Harvey and Fred Moten) and the Ljubljana School of Psychoanalysis (Zizek / Zupancic / Dolar / … ).

“So these four points can be resumed: col­lect­iv­ism again­st private prop­er­ty, poly­morph­ous work­er again­st spe­cial­is­a­tion, con­crete uni­ver­sal­ism again­st closed iden­tit­ies, and free asso­ci­ation again­st the state.”

“These four points — the gen­er­al and stra­tegic dom­in­a­tion of glob­al­ised cap­it­al­ism, the decom­pos­i­tion of clas­sic­al polit­ic­al olig­archy, the pop­ular dis­or­i­ent­a­tion and frus­tra­tion, and the lack of another stra­tegic way — com­pose in my opin­ion the crisis of today. We can define the con­tem­por­ary world in the term of a glob­al crisis which is not redu­cible to the eco­nom­ic crisis of the last years, which is much more, I think, a sub­ject­ive crisis, because of the des­tiny of human beings is more and more unclear for them­selves. So these four points can be resumed: col­lect­iv­ism again­st private prop­er­ty, poly­morph­ous work­er again­st spe­cial­isa­tion, con­crete uni­ver­sal­ism again­st closed iden­tit­ies, and free asso­ci­ation again­st the state. It’s only a prin­ciple, it’s not a pro­gram­. But with this prin­ciple, we can judge all polit­ic­al pro­grams, decisions, parties, ideas, from the point of view of these four prin­ciples.

Take a decision: is this decision in the dir­ec­tion of the four prin­ciples or not. The prin­ciples are the pro­to­col of judge­ment con­cern­ing all decisions, ideas, pro­pos­i­tions. If a decision, a pro­pos­i­tion, is in the dir­ec­tion of the four prin­ciples, we can say it’s a good one, we can exam­ine if it is pos­sible and so on. If clearly it’s again­st the prin­ciples, it’s a bad decision, bad idea, bad pro­gram­me. So we have a prin­ciple of judge­ment in the polit­ic­al field and in the con­struc­tion of the new stra­tegic pro­ject. That is in some sense the pos­sib­il­ity to have a true vis­ion of what is really in the new dir­ec­tion, the new stra­tegic dir­ec­tion of human­ity as such.”

resources

Undercommons: Practices of valuation

Jodi Dean: Exploitation in communicative capitalism

Slavoj Zizek – Lacan: Research Desire

Slavoj Zizek “On Jacques Lacan” — Lacan formula’s of sexuation, relating to Aristotle. Logical square Hertovic: Un a / uni n

Aristotle: all <> some I.
all swans are white <> some swans are white.
all swans are none white <> some swans are none white.

Lacan:
all x are y.
one x is not y <> none x are not all y.

Thought fields and their thinkers:
Kant science.
Fichte: politics.
Schelling: art.
Art as a higher level of knowledge.
Hegel: love.

reading

Lacan and the Formulae of Sexuation: Exploring Logical Consistency and Clinical Consequences

Research Desire (text for for reading sessions)

Connections between desire and knowledge in Hegel, Lacan and Tantric spirituality (texts for research)

Novel a (text in connection with DBTV video’s, for discussion, transcription and discourse production)

Novel a – Series (texts for interpretation in performative practices)