Saturday, 5 February 2011

Control Societies and the Subversion of Subversion

In this video Viennese artist Johannes Grenzfurthner of monochrom discusses the necessity of subverting subversion in contemporary society. Beginning his discussion with the transgressive performances of groups like the Vienna Actionists Grenzfurthner explains their diminishing impact in the shift from the Disciplinary Society theorised by Foucault to the contemporary Society of Control elaborated by Gilles Deleuze.

Grenzfurthner concludes that complexity of the emerging system must be matched by the complexity of the prank. Hence his advocacy of ‘context hacking’ and ‘weapons of mass distribution’.

via Boing Boing

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