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All things hauntological, atemporal and future past nostalgic in music, media, art and ideas
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k-punk: Can it be that it was all so simple then?

k-punk: Can it be that it was all so simple then? | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2006

 

"Theoretically pure anterograde amnesia is not about a craving for the past but inability to get out of the past. It might seem strange to suggest that our condition is amnesiac, but anterograde amnesia is the incapacity to produce new memories. Beneath the superficial bonomie of the endless television rundowns (100 bests, I Love 1971-2-3-4......), Theoretically pure anterograde amnesia finds a dementia. The young have become like the very old, living in a past that they confuse with the present. More horrible than being trapped in one's own reminiscences, this is about being condemned to forever wander someone else's memory lanes (a fate which cannot but remind us of Rachel's situation in Blade Runner). The present looms emptily, an unsymbolizable abstraction, an abandoned echo chamber, forbidding in its abstraction; the only landmarks are the fragments of the past which flare intermittently in the murk. The genius of Theoretically pure anterograde amnesia is that it reinforces the very condition it describes; the seventy odd tracks, each one Beckett-sparse, are impossible to remember - each time you hear them, it is as if for the first time (even though the first time was already an instance of deja entendu)."

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k-punk: 'old sunlight from other times and other lives': John Foxx's Tiny Colour Movies

k-punk: 'old sunlight from other times and other lives': John Foxx's Tiny Colour Movies | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2006

 

'Foxx's music has always had an intimate relationship with film. Like sound recording, photography - with its capturing of lost moments, its presentation of absences - has an inherently hauntological dimension. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Foxx's entire musical career has been about relating the hauntology of the visual with the hauntology of sound, transposing the eerie calmness and stillness of photography and painting onto the passional agitation of rock.'

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k-punk: Hauntology in Dublin

k-punk: Hauntology in Dublin | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2006

 

For the citizens of industrialized societies, there is a certain universality of the Zone. Most of us will have been captivated at some time by spaces dominated by derelict factories, burned-out vehicles and military/industrial technology wreathed in resurgent greenery. Such spaces strike a deeply resonant chord with the industrialized unconscious; indeed, they might be an image of that unconscious itself.

In any case, Brian's presentation made me reflect that there is a room for a kind of hauntological travel writing; or that the best kind of travel writing is already hauntological, already a study of the power of place as a recording system (cf Lethbridge, or Kneale's The Stone Tape). It also made me think, again, about the relationship of hauntology to place (one of the meanings of 'haunt' being 'a place', of course); and fantasise, again, about hauntological events which would take place in derelict or semi-derelict spaces.

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Rhizome | Past and Present in "Strange Simultaneity": Mark Fisher Explains Hauntology at NYU

Rhizome | Past and Present in "Strange Simultaneity": Mark Fisher Explains Hauntology at NYU | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2011

 

'Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.'

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Burial: Unedited Transcript - Mark Fisher

Burial: Unedited Transcript - Mark Fisher | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2007

 

Mark Fisher's unedited transcript of his interview with Burial

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k-punk: Phonograph blues - Mark Fisher

k-punk: Phonograph blues - Mark Fisher | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2006

 

'I repeat, I re-cite: hauntology is the closest thing we have to a movement, a zeitgeist, at the moment (and one of the uncanniest aspects of it is the fact that there seem to be very few lines of explicit influence among the artists involved).'

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On Hauntology / Capitalist Realism – Two Talks by Mark Fisher

On Hauntology / Capitalist Realism – Two Talks by Mark Fisher | Hauntology | Scoop.it
From 2011

What are grey vampires and how do they retard the insurrectionary potential of digital discourse? How does Derrida’s notion of hauntology contribute to an understanding of dubstep artist Burial? Is ‘Basic Instinct 2’, routinely derided as a cine-atrocity, a Lacanian reworking of Ballard, Baudrillard and Bataille in service of the creation of a ‘phantasmatic, cybergothic London’? What is interpassivity and in what ways has it come to define the corporatized incarceration of modern academia?
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the hauntological society;: Mark Fisher, There Are Non-Times As Well As Non-Places: Reflections On Hauntology

the hauntological society;: Mark Fisher, There Are Non-Times As Well As Non-Places: Reflections On Hauntology | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2011

 

'James Bridle has recently argued that “the opposite of hauntology ... [is] to demand the radically new”, but hauntology in fact operates as a kind of thwarted preservation of such demands in conditions where - for the moment at least - they cannot be met.'

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