The Funambulist

I apologize one more time for not being very consistent in the articles’ frequency. This is mostly due to the forthcoming launch of a new project about which you will hear...

Drawing by André Masson for Georges Bataille’s journal: Acéphale (1936-39)  “Mon Corps, Topie Impitoyable.” With these words, Michel Foucault starts his radio-lecture for France-Culture, The Utopian Body in 1966 (English translation...

Cover of Leper Creativity by Perry Hall: Sound Drawing 07-04 (2007) Invention is the transposition of one phase state to another, of one resonance on top of another, and it expresses...

Rufina Wu and Stefan Canham. Portraits from Above: Hong Kong’s Informal Rooftop Communities. Berlin: Peperoni, 2008. Those of you who know a bit about the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal...

Arthur Rimbaud by Ernest Pignon-Ernest This Wednesday (7pm) in New York, will be held a conversation with Ana Méndez de Andés for Sixteen Beaver (thank you Greg). This event, entitled beautifully...

My friend Lucy Finchett-Maddock (see her essay as a guest writer), along with Nathan Moore, is organizing a symposium in Birbeck College’s School of Law dedicated to the literary work of...

Australian Artist Stelarc recently gave a lecture at the Architectural Association in London entitled Circulating Flesh: The Cadaver, the Comatose and the Chimera. For about an hour an half, he allows...

Drawing by Alexander Brodsky & Ilya Utkin The Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design at the London Metropolitan University is organizing a call for papers to participate to a symposium in...

Pessoa, Dostoevsky, Kerouac and Artaud in one portrait I am very happy to announce the first event of Archipelagos that I introduced few weeks ago (see previous post). This first gathering...

First of all, I would like to apologize for not having being able to write on daily basis during these last days, I will try to make it work this week....

Let’s say it right away, Michel Onfray is not my favorite philosopher. I am doubtful of his -sometimes easy- peremptory conclusions and his systematic decomplexification that gets him to often appear...

Very short post today, just to announce that Liam Young will be the kick-off guest for the new version of Studio-X now directed by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley. His talk...

October will be a rich month of symposiums at Columbia University. In fact, on October 3rd, the French House in collaboration with GSAPP is organizing a panel entitled When is Utopia?...

The very useful UbuWeb hosts the six lectures that Jorge Luis Borges gave at Harvard University in 1967-68. Gathered in the title of The craft of verse, those lectures explored the...

Upcoming this week (June 2nd and3rd), is a probably very interesting symposium organized by the Center for Design and Geopolitics at the University of California – San Diego. The symposium is...

After the video of David Harvey (see previous article) here is the RSA Animate video for Slavoj Zizek‘s speech at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce....

“If, in middle-eastern tradition, gods deliberately allow themselves to be killed left and right by enemies, humans, or themselves without any prudence as to their future and eventual extinction, it is...

On August 6-7th, in Rovinj (Croatia) will be held an incredible symposium organized by Alissa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic entitled Speculative Materialism. During two days, amazing speakers (Reza Negarestani, Ed Keller,...

picture: Pickpocket by Robert Bresson (1959) On May 17th 1987, Gilles Deleuze gave a lecture at the FEMIS (most famous school of Cinema in France) that will remain famous. Talking to...

Francois Roche was recently invited to give an exhibition and a lecture at Sci-Arc about R&Sie(n)‘s work, starting on April 6th. However he just canceled both of them and made public...

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