Categoría: Undercommons

Un ministro de defensa fantasea con acceder a la futuridad de lo impensado…

«Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.» Donald Rumsfeld

Sobre la transición del regimen fordista de acumulación al esquema postfordista actual…

«I think that what characterises the transition from the fordist regime of accumulation to the present one (whatever you call it) is this: to speak about the change in the nature of work, what really characterises this transition is the fact that the main functions of fixed capital, of the machine, which had been hegemonic in the fordist period, have been transposed into the body of labour power. This is what I mean by the emergence of a new general intellect, post Grundrisse, post-Marx’s Grundrisse (when it was still fixed in fixed capital). Now what has allowed the overcoming of the crisis of fordism is this transposition of the functions previously fulfilled by fixed capital into the body of labour power. The previous general intellect is [now] in living labour. In that sense there is a becoming machine of the body of labour power. Which is also the basis of Luciana Parisi’s idea of vitalism in yesterday’s presentation and Tarde as interpreted by Lazzarato, and the theory of multitude theorised by Hardt and Negri.» Aquí: Por: Christian Marazzi

«Los conceptos son maneras de desarrollar un modo de vivir juntos»

«concepts are ways to develop a mode of living together, a mode of being together that cannot be shared as a model but as an instance. So, I feel more like an ‘idea thief ’ around this, as Guattari would say – I am hacking concepts and squatting terms as a way to help us do something.»

Stefano Harney en  The Undercommons

Una improvisación desde el vagabundear…

«Can this being together in homelessness, this interplay of the refusal of what has been refused, this undercommon appositionality, be a place from which emerges neither self-consciousness nor knowledge of the other but an improvisation that proceeds from somewhere on the other side of an unasked question? Not simply to be among his own; but to be among his own in dispossession, to be among the ones who cannot own, the ones who have nothing and who, in having nothing, have everything. This is the sound of an unasked question.»

Fred Moten and Stefano Harney

Una carcajada frente al televisor

«It was Saturday [March 12, 1955], and Charlie [Parker] had stopped drinking those big quantities of ice water. The Baroness helped move him to another part of the room so that he would be closer to the TV set. The Tommy Dorsey Show was due on in a few minutes, and Charlie wanted to see that….

Dorsey’s theme was Getting Setimental Over You. The way Dorsey played it, the tune didn’t swing very much, but Charlie liked the silky sound that T.D. got from the trombone. Then a juggler came on. Charlie had seen the same juggling act in vaudeville as a boy in Kansas City. The same thing the juggler did on the Tommy Dorsey show with trick bricks had been done in 1933 in vaudeville…

Charlie began to laugh. «Crazy!» He laughed aloud in his deep, hearty, uninhibited laugh. Ridiculous, but it still fooled people, just as it had in Kansas City. He liked that. It broke him up. The laughter became louder. As he continued to laugh, there was an intense rush of pain and a giddy sensation. He began to choke. There was blood in his throat, and he was choking… Inside him there was a sensation of something vital giving a way. Collapsing. Then the pain became overpowering. A massive, numbing impact of pain. Like a supershot of high- grade heroin….

The stomach wall perforated by the peptic ulcer. The heart driven to its final, spasmodic, locked systole. The answer would never be quite clear. The mechanism that enable Charlie Parker to ball, scoff, jive, turn on, con, act, to play the saxophone, sustaining the column of air in the throat, controlling the stiff reeds, supplying the energy to the musical computer in the brain, driving the fingers as they rattled against the levers and the keys-all came to a stop.»

(Russell, Ross, Bird Lives!, Quarter Books, London: 1994)

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