Author Archives: andrewosborne

About andrewosborne

Andrew Osborne has recently completed his MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmith's.

Brassier: Capital and the Incompressible

Here is my exegesis of Ray Brassier’s compelling conjectural reversal that moves from thinking Capital to the bold conclusion that Capital thinks. In his text ‘Nihil Unbound: Remarks on Subtractive Ontology and Thinking Capital’ he grapples with how it might … Continue reading

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Subject and Appearance: On Alain Badiou’s Theory of the Subject and Logics of Worlds

Subject and Appearance: On Alain Badiou’s Theory of the Subject and Logics of Worlds Event held at Bolivar Hall Friday 20th November 2009 Speakers: Bruno Bosteels & Kristin Ross (Theory of the Subject) Alberto Toscano & Ali Alizadeh (Logics of … Continue reading

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Henry Kaiser: The Long Take

An eerie long take filmed by Henry Kaiser on the supercool sea-floor of McMurdo Sound and set to his own music. I find it most unheimlich and despite having watched it a few times over now, it never seems anymore … Continue reading

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The Cathedral of the Sublime and the View from Nowhere

So how does Meillassoux and Brassier’s non-correlative realism return us to Werner Herzog and his film Encounters at the End of the World? Throughout Herzog’s films he charts the phenomenal dreaming of his subjects, whose visions cannot be made commensurate … Continue reading

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One-Dimensional Man: The Possibility of Triumph Over the Disaster of Capitalism.

Here’s the text I’ve just written for an art show starting in the International Project Space at Birmingham’s Bournville School of Art tomorrow and based around the theme of Herbert Marcuse’s 1964 book. The show includes the varied works of … Continue reading

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Ancestrality and The Problem of the Arche-fossil

This week I delivered this text in the symposium to outline the introduction to my MA dissertation. It is in need of detailing and whipping into shape, but it allowed me to discuss the main themes of my inquiry. Of … Continue reading

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Speculative Realism/Materialism Workshop UWE 2009

Ray Brassier/Iain Grant-Hamilton/Graham Harman/Alberto Toscano Update: Some more impressions of the conference at Speculative Heresy and some photos here. Ray Brassier began with a general overview of the scope of speculative philosophy — which I noticed that Badiou in his … Continue reading

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Hume, Hyper-Chaos and Contingency

“That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.” – David Hume My understanding of Hume is via Deleuze who has an idiosyncratic reading. … Continue reading

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Luca Bertolo: The Domain of Painting

Italian painter Luca Bertolo is having a solo show at Arcade Fine Arts, opening tonight. I’m looking forward to meeting Luca and pleased he liked my press release. The show consists of advertsing pages from Art Forum that he’s painted … Continue reading

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On The Idea of Communism

Here is the speedy write-up of my notes from the three-day conference on The Idea of Communism, hosted by Slavoj Žižek at Birkbeck College, which included Judith Balso, Alain Badiou, Bruno Bosteels, Terry Eagleton, Peter Hallward, Michael Hardt, Toni Negri, … Continue reading

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