Author Archives: andrewosborne

About andrewosborne

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

Contingency, Necessity and the Final Absolute:

Expanding on my summary of Ray Brassier’s Remarks on Subtractive Ontology and Thinking Capital here are some further related observations on aleatory rationalism, drawing on Elie Ayache’s account of how the option ‘science’ of the derivatives trading comes to  hypostasize … Continue reading

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Plastic Bag: In Search of The Vortex

Here’s an appealing short film by Ramin Bahrani in which Werner Herzog gives voice to a tenacious plastic bag in search of its maker and struggling with its own immortality; wafting its way through the wasteland until it chances upon … Continue reading

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Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi: ‘The Soul At Work: From Alienation to Autonomy’

Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – ‘The Soul At Work: From Alienation to Autonomy’ Tuesday 2nd March 2010, 6-8pm Goldsmith’s Thankyou for this invitation to discuss news paths of research, the chaosmotic order of subjectivation. My book The Soul At Work: From … Continue reading

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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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