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Inside the Mediterranean boat “Blue Sky M” (December 2014) / Source: Mediapart As we currently receive the most tragic news from off shore Lampedusa, with the probable death of over 300 migrants...

Joyous Machines Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely

Joyous Machines by Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely (1963) I am currently traveling for the purpose of Archipelago and did not find the appropriate time to write so far, so before...

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Line 1 by Niyaz Azadikhah (2010) This 62nd Funambulist Paper is the last one of the second series dedicated to political and philosophical questions about the body, and the second volume...

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“You did not understand me Monsieur Nicolas…since yesterday the cartographic center is under the army’s tutelage, something that should have never stopped in the past.” All illustrations from François Schuiten & Benoit...

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If you enjoy as much as me reading papers by Mimi Thi Nguyen (see our two conversations for Archipelago in 2013 and 2014), this 61st Funambulist Paper (and penultimate of the second series)...

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Vicissitudes by Jason deCaires Taylor in Grenada (2013) Discovering the underwater sculptures of Guyanese English artist Jason deCaires Taylor, in particular, Vicissitudes (2013) in the Caribbean Sea, made me want to write an extension...

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Today, I publish the 60th Funambulist Paper (23rd of the second series that will be published in the Second Volume by Punctum Books), written by Renisa Mawani (listen on Archipelago: “The Archive: Fragments and...

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Still of Only the Bad Sleep Well by Akira Kurosawa (1960) HOMAGE TO GRAVITY: Architecture and the Body /// An exhibition proposal for the 2013 Young Curator Program at the Canadian...

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Assistant state attorneys John Guy, left, and Bernie de la Rionda, right, display the hooded sweatshirt worn by Trayvon Martin the night he was shot by George Zimmerman. (Credit: AP) The...

Black Lives Matter shut down highway

The Black Lives Matter movement shutting down a highway (November 2014) This article is the third and last ‘episode’ around The Invisible Committee‘s new book, To Our Friends (Semiotext(e) & La Fabrique, 2014). The first episode...

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Stills from the film Diary of an Unknown Soldier by Peter Watkins (1959) / See past article The second series of The Funambulist Papers, dedicated to the bodies is almost over (four...

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Still from the film Concerning Violence by Göran Olsson (2013) This article intends to give a personal critique of the usual interpretation of violence in the work of Frantz Fanon, in particular in light of...

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This article is intended to continue a specific part of the research started with Weaponized Architecture: the consideration of a normative body when creating objects and architecture (see other articles at the...

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Pablo Picasso drawing with light / Photograph by Gjon Mili (1949) The second series of The Funambulist Papers continues around the topic of bodies. Today, I am glad and honored to...

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Protesters in Ukraine holding mirrors to show the police their own reflection / Photograph extracted from the lecture ““How to Dress up a Police?,” by Ethel Baraona Pohl at the seminar Missions...

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Massive demonstration on the Zócalo in Mexico City (Nov. 20, 2014) As announced in the previous article, I will dedicate three ‘episodes’ to the new book written by The Invisible Committee, To Our Friends.  The...

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“In public space, no one can wear an outfit dissimulating the face. (“Law of October 11, 2010)” We can no longer allow others to turn our mucous membranes, our skin, all...

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Otto Lilienthal in 1893 A good way to articulate thoughts consists in a dialogue with friends; that is what I intend to do here, by basing my reflection about the Spinozist...

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Still from Dogtooth (2009) by Yorgos Lanthimos The Funambulist Papers series — the second volume will be published in the first part of 2015 — continues today. I am happy to supply some...

. TOPIE IMPITOYABLE: Les politiques corporelles du vêtement, du mur et de la rue Lecture recorded at L’Iselp in Brussels on October 16, 2014. The title of the presentation is the same...

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