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Above are the documentations – see their notations by Ryan Trecartin.

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1. Dwarfism: Inside every social machine there are desiring machines that make it up, or inside every apparatus there are technologies that make it up, or inside every organization there are organs that make it up – neither of these sides are self-enclosed. Imagine pluralizing your liver as a metropolis or unifying every human in orgasm right now (cf. Amélie, Gulliver’s Travels, and Lilliputian hallucinations aka Alice in Wonderland Syndrome).

The dwarfism of desire as a correlate to its gigantism. Sexuality and the desiring-machines are one and the same inasmuch as these machines are present and operating in the social machines, in their field, their formation, their functioning. Desiring-machines are the nonhuman sex, the molecular machinic elements, their arrangements and their syntheses, without which there would be neither a human sex specifically determined in the large aggregates, nor a human sexuality capable of investing these aggregates. In a few sentences Marx, who is nonetheless so miserly and reticent where sexuality is concerned, exploded something that will hold Freud and all of psychoanalysis forever captive: the anthropomorphic representation of sex! —Deleuze & Guattari 1977. Anti-Oedipus. p294.

2. Levels of the House: We have the office on the first floor, the bedroom and bathroom on the second, the toys in the attic, and the maiden locked in the tower – but on every floor work is happening. The distinction of formal and real subsumption of society under capitalism may be irreducible to successive historical periods, but rather be like the floors of a house. Formal subsumption of society under capitalism is the condition wherein the factory is the highest expression of  social production because it is the site of surplus production – the factory within society. Real subsumption of society under capitalism is the condition wherein all of society becomes a moment in capitalist production – the social factory. Formally domestic labor is unpaid work but really all labor is tending toward working off the clock (homework economy). Formally unproductive labor does not generate surplus value but really all human activity is tending toward its autovalorization (passive income, videogames, amateurization, mindless compulsion to excessive trivial pursuits). Formally private life is exploited to reproduce labor capacity (eating, sleeping, etc.) and dominated by exchange principle (leisure purchases) but really all free time is tending toward unpaid labor time (the designer’s eyes are peeled, a cocktail napkin ensures your edge) and thus wage theft. Formally the affective laborer (airline attendant) indicates unnecessary work fabulated to buoy an economy that’s outsourced its manufacturing (for dirt cheap labor with underdeveloped labor laws) but really all flexible personalities are tending toward the necessity of structural unemployment as protection of work that’s become playtime (your boss is your friend, your co-workers your family, pizza-candy-videogame Fridays, ‘you better keep up-to-the-minute with pop trends but don’t use that internet to read encyclopedias or international news’). Outside the walls of the factory, barracks, prison, clinic, school, or home their various logics of discipline, medicalization, and control have leaked and unfolded over all of society. The pressure to produce a surplus becomes safely conscious only in those things relegated to frivolous or fanciful – the serious obsessions with hijackings and hostages are the price paid for making more sweets and toys than concrete, steal, or food while over a billion human souls reside in sprawling mega-slums. Free choice is healthy and sustainable: liberal or conservative, pharmaceuticals or insurance, candy or toys! Have you been a good young girl, Santa?

3. Co-becoming of the Couple: Bourgeois monogamy and its mythos (exposed in the 19c. literary trilogy of adultery tragedies Effi Briest, Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary) that underlies the institution of marriage consecrates another secret. His & Hers Métiers. Of course, one of you might be more successful or make more money than the other, but beware runner-up that your darling techniques and tools, rhythms and terrains, might lose their verve and mysteriously dry up, fading with them your sea legs. Years later you might be heard saying, ‘by golly! we both love mechanics’. What I have is yours and what I am is yours. Turning to the affirmative now. What love letter however poetically customized and ciphered for the other’s heart, could compare to the unspeakable interchange of craft and calling. Surely, Braque and Picasso’s greatest accomplishment.

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collagists

attempt at selection criteria
1. criteria of space or product extension:
the artwork is flatter than an assemblage
2. criteria of activity or poor supplies:
the artwork is cheaper than montage, or requires minimal technical resources to be produced or experienced
3. criteria of substance or diverse parts:
the artwork involves a mixture of drawing, painting, photography, textile, computer manipulation, etc.
(whereas intermedial artworks involve a mixture of architecture, sculpture, painting, music, poetry, etc.)
4. criteria of feedback circulation:
the artwork expresses visually literacy more than sensorimotor expertise, or
artworks made in response are comparable to their trigger and/or the circulation environment may enter the artwork
5. criteria of default options:
the artwork uses default settings, stock content, etc.
to affirm anonymity, and/or themes of the lure


NON-INSTRUCTIONAL SLIDESHOW OF 200 COLLAGISTS IN 200 SECONDS IMAGES DOWNLOADED WO PERMISSION ALPHABETIZED IN SLIDESHOW UPLOADED TO YOUTUBE AND BLOGPOSTED, 2010

 

Credits:

1. Nick Ackerman 2. Jerome Acks 3. AiDS-3D 4. Richard Aldrich 5. Alterazioni Video 6. Kari Altmann 7. An Immaterial Survey of Our Peers 8. Phil Argent 9. Tauba Auerbach 10. Dennis Balk 11. Ivin Ballen 12. Andreas Banderas 13. Ellen Berkenblit 14. Marcel Berlanger 15. Matthias Bitzer 16. Hubert Blanz 17. Mel Bochner 18. (‘bodypaint’  / NA) 19. Cosima Von Bonin 20. Kerstin Brätsch 21. Patrick Brennan 22. Brian Bress 23. Tyler Britt 24. Aaron Brown 25. Ana Cardoso 26. Mary Virginia Carmack 27. Nicolai Carsten 28. Antoine Catala 29. César Baldaccini 30. Ophelia Chong 31. Christopher L.G. Hill 32. Club Muscles 33. Eduardo Consuegra 34. Chris Craymer 35. Michael Crowe 36. (‘cubomania’  / NA) 37. Alexandre da Cunha 38. Sean Dack 39. Dexter Dalwood 40. Ying Lan Dan 41. William Daniels 42. Kate Davis 43. James Dawe 44. Anne de Vries 45. Allison Diaz 46. Jan Dibbets 47. Ursula Dobereiner 48. Harm van den Dorpel 49. Thomas Eggerer 50. Stephen Eichhorn 51. Sarah Elliott 52. Charlie Engman 53. Haris Epaminonda 54. Franklin Evans 55. Sam Falls 56. Rachel Fay 57. Richard Feaster 58. (‘fire and ice kiss consume’  / NA) 59. Kurt Franz 60. Luca Frei 61. Adam Friedman 62. James Gallagher 63. Isa Genzken 64. Benbo George 65. Val Y Gesto 66. Melinda Gibson 67. Michael Guidetti 68. Dan Gunn 69. Wade Guyton 70. Osang Gwon 71. Raymond Hains 72. Georg Herold 73. Alika Herreshoff 74. Bianca Hester 75. Gregor Hildebrandt 76. Thomas Hirschhorn 77. Inverted Topology 78. (itsonlysnap.tumblr  / NA) 79. Robi Jõeleht 80. (kailachanel.tumblr / 1964 Goldfinger / NA) 81. (kailachanel.tumblr / cacti  / NA) 82. Kate Steciw 83. Matt Keegan 84. JK Keller 85. Jutta Koether 86. Jiri Kolar 87. Jeff Koons 88. Friedrich Kunath 89. Jessica Labatte 90. Julien Laugier 91. Andrew Laumann 92. Jason Lazarus 93. Daniel Lefcourt 94. Lego for Adults 95. Thomas Lélu 96. Zane Lewis 97. Justin Lieberman 98. Katie Litteral 99. Jason Loebs 100. Loshadka 101. Al Loving 102. Mac Pro Artists 103. Pat Maherr 104. Michel Majerus 105. Kate Malykh 106. Tanya Marcuse 107. Charlott Markus 108. Helen Marten 109. Maria Martinez-Canas 110. Keegan McHargue 111. Alexander McQueen 112. Eoghan McTigue 113. Michael Karouzos 114. Jeffrey Meyer 115. Are Mokkelbost 116. Momo 117. (nadir / digital collage  / NA) 118. Forrest Nash 119. Kim Navarro 120. Christoph Niemann 121. Kristoffer Nilson 122. Albert Oehlen 123. Christian Oldham 124. Gabriel Orozco 125. David Ostrowski 126. Angel Otero 127. Jaakko Pallasvuo 128. Richard Patterson 129. Josh Poehlein 130. (Larry Poons, tribute to / NA) 131. Pippa Possible 132. Sreshta Rit Premnath 133. Riccardo Previdi 134. Sam Pulitzer 135. Purple Magazine 136. Louise Randolph 137. Sean Raspet 138. Alan Reid 139. Abigail Reynolds 140. Stephen Rhodes 141. Dorothea Rockburne 142. Kirstine Roepstorff 143. Kent Rogowski 144. Brion Nuda Rosch 145. Mimmo Rotella 146. S’Express 147. Eric Sall 148. Tully Satre 149. Esteban Schimpf 150. Micah Schippa 151. Laura Schnitger 152. Macrae Semans 153. Rusty Kendrick Shackleford 154. Joey K Sheung 155. Emmy Skensved 156. Dirk Skreber 157. Bret Slater 158. Travess Smalley 159. Geoffrey Todd Smith 160. Jack Smith 161. Dash Snow 162. Meredyth Sparks 163. Francine Spiegel 164. Jered Sprecher 165. John Stezaker 166. Jessica Stockholder 167. Jack Strange 168. Brandi Strickland 169. Katja Strunz 170. Peter Sutherland 171. Masato Takasaka 172. Nikolas Tantsoukes 173. (Thee Fair Ohs album art / NA) 174. Cheyney Thompson 175. Padraig Timoney 176. Mark Titchner 177. Betty Tompkins 178. Rosemarie Trockel 179. TWAIN (Totally Without An Interesting Name) (Santiago Taccetti & Natalie Ibanez Lario) 180. (unintended structures  / NA) 181. Gabriela Vainsencher 182. Gus Van Sant 183. Jannis Varelas 184. VentralIsGolden 185. Heather Marie Vernon 186. Von Brandis 187. Jacob Whibley 188. Virginia Echeverria Whipple 189. Rachel Whiteread 190. Megan Whitmarsh 191. Bruce Wilhelm 192. Michael Willis 193. Brandon Wilson 194. Millie Wilson 195. Mette Winckelmann 196. (wish-hard.tumblr  / photo surface tiger / NA) 197. (wish-hard.tumblr  / paper workforce / NA) 198. Robert Yoder 199. Zaguar 200. Tamara Zahaykevich

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