[rohrpost] monochrom #26-34, Vienna Release, March 11 @ MUSA
das ende der nahrungskette
jg at monochrom.at
Mit Mar 10 16:31:15 CET 2010
== monochrom #26-34: Ye Olde Self-Referentiality ==
== Release reading/party at MUSA (Museum auf Abruf) ==
== Felderstraße 6-8 (next to City Hall), A-1082 Vienna
== March 11, 2010, 7 PM ==
== Special guest stars: DaddyD ( FM4), Krach der Roboter, Didi Neidhart
The phatzine monochrom #26-34 (Goat of 1k Young)
is an impossibility in an impossible universe --
an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe
work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism.
500 pages (55 ounces) of outrageous printed bestiality.
And we plan to thoughtfully present it at MUSA.
Details here: http://www.monochrom.at/mono/monochrom26-34/
== WTF is monochrom print? ==
monochrom is a magazine object appearing in
telephone book format, which is published by the
art/tech group of the same name. monochrom came
into being in the mid-1990s as a fanzine for
cyberculture, science, theory, cultural studies
and the archaeology of pop culture in everyday life.
Its collage format is reminiscent both of the
early DIY fanzines of the punk and new wave
underground and of the artist books of figures
such as Dieter Roth, Martin Kippenberger and others.
With a great deal of forced discontinuity, a
cohesive potpourri of digital and analog
subversion is pressed between the covers of
monochrom. Each issue is an unnostalgic amalgam
of 125 years of Western counterculture cocked,
aimed and ready to fire at the present. It is a
Sears catalog of subjective and objective
irreconcilability the Godzilla version of the
conventional coffee table book.
== monochrom #26-34 / Content ==
Screws and astronauts. Roundworms and Columbia.
Cannibalism at sea. Conlanging 101. The basic
mechanisms of New Economy and Neoliberalism. The
sketchy world of Elffriede. The status of martial
law. RFID. Henry the Halibut. Rieseberg and the
emergence of work. Dracula (a poem). Historicity,
temporality, and politics in the cinema
aesthetics of Deleuze, Rancière and Kracauer.
Or-Om’s call to the children. The problem with
social robots. An (anti)history of Rave. The life
of a Swiss banker and fascist anti-imperialist.
Considerations by Martin Auer. The Stepford wives
and stereotypes of putative perfection. Noise and
talk. A little potpourri about amok runners, mass
homicide and 80s pop songs. Scratching means
life. Mae Saslaw’s 10005. Kiki and Bubu and
Orwell’s 1984. Cybernetics and whatever happened
to it. The integrating of the Fringe. Witchcraft
and lesbianism. The weirdness (and PR) of the
wonders of Oz. Rachel Lovinger’s personal journey
towards datameaningfulness. Revolution, ads and
revolt. A pilot study on the philosophy of life
of schizophrenics. Pro Asylum. Bird Ball.
Medicine in the Dark Ages (humor, leeches, charms
and prayers). Reflections about Ivan Grubanov and
Paul Chan. Communism, anti-German criticism and
Israel. Surprise findings. Hot, hard cocks and
tight, tight unlubricated assholes. Dubbing
(Casablanca and forged movies). The treatment of
media in H. P. Lovecraft’s cosmic horror. The
relationship of books and films explained via
Capricorn One. Stories about our friends (e.g.
whales). The history of Pinball machines. Italy
and the incubation of fascism. Consider Phlebas
and The Waste Land. The implicit ideology of
media activism and its current opportunities.
Urban Pilgrims touring Vienna. Ronald McDonald
slapping a guy in the face. Text adventures. The
Shining (Jack of all Trades, Master of None).
Reappropriating architecture and playing with the
built city. Recoding LOLcats. Sitcom as Endgame,
Tatort out of the Volksempfänger (an attempt to
understand the culture industry). Gender, race
and film comedy. Neon Bible and its hidden
agenda. The SNAFU principle and how hierarchies
inhibit communication. The power of disposition
over (global) space as a new dimension of class
structuration. Lustgas. Stammlager 217 and
Israel’s popular culture of the 1960s.
Supertheory(TM). Adopt a highway. X-Wing
penetration, dominatrix fathers and phallic light
sabers. Europanto. The Unicorn and the Maiden.
Leben macht Spass. How to build a magnificent
Boom-Boom. Lots of reviews of deities,
personalities, questions, states of mind, culture
(as opposed to nature), nature (which cannot be
divided from culture), words, social practise,
future(s), technological artefacts, experiences,
things on a keyboard, and matter. The short story
of Pocahontas and Avatar. Walled World. Hacking
the Spaces. Sally Grizzell Larson’s No. 29. The
tyranny of structurelessness. Jack Kirby’s top 20
creations. The need of Change (keep your coins).
Fehler and Fairchild Semiconductor. Richka’s
Answering Space and the question about Home.
Worm. Future 42.0. Doctorow’s row-boat. Bare life
innovation. A mnemonic of longing. Etiology of
Romero-Fulci Disease (and the case for prions).
Campaign for the abolition of personal pronouns.
Yahooking. A social-centric, canine-inspired
perspective on the placebo effect. Helpless
machines and true loving caregivers. Information
doesn’t work (that’s why we need information
workers). The myth of Xanadu (reconsidered). John
Wilcock and the Manhattan Memories. The Cult of
Done. Looking at Gene Wilder. Sweet Home Alabama
(and why diamonds are a girls worst nightmare).
Pretesting the idea of apparative hermeneutics.
Ignorantism. Artistic fears in the age of
religious fundamentalism. Smoking against
America. The Things of Eternity. After warfare in
Yugoslavia (or: moral order of recognition).
Existential game-show experiments. The epic of
Gilgamesh. Mozart as public relations hype. Las
Vegas and its casino traditions. Sikhs.
Pornographic coding. Invader and public tiles.
Splasher, street art and the Situationist
International. MakerBot. Long live the porn
flesh. The three rules of sidewalk junk
giveaways. Melcus and his maps. Mister
plomlompom’s embracing of post-privacy. Catty
(the baseball player). John Duncan (in: Blind
Date). Michayluk’s crush of worship of the copy.
The Telecommunications History Group. monochrom’s
initiative for the accomplishment of Total
Population. The medieval agricultural year.
Office Art. A cartoon that makes neoliberals
laugh. A rough guide to number stations. The
digital age and ubermorgen.com. Mobile phones and
“for whom the SAR tolls”. A call for more
science... and giant dinosaurs who bite each others head off.