Sprint Stories & the New Economy: Magic and Economy in Late Capitalism

The dream to speed up production isn’t new; it is explicitly as old as industrialization itself, and practically much older—we’ve been hacking the creation and distribution of material things since the concept of value was invented. What’s new is the hacking of decision-making itself, which has always been held as unwise to shortcut. At a time in late capitalism when many of our processes for value extraction seem to have exhausted the possibilities for raw potential material, increasingly abstract concepts are being presented as raw materials to be refined for the creation of value. Sprint highlights one of these new cases, in a conceptual model of alchemy of thought.

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Review: Stefanie Victor and Christopher Garrett at CAPITAL (Artforum)

Stefanie Victor and Christopher Garrett’s show comprises a study in restraint and bodily intimacy that is disarmingly delicate in physical scale. Using a shared language of personal ornamentation in their approaches to formal in-between states, the artists take on the aesthetics and concept of the fold as something that both covers and opens out onto something else.

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Apollo's Tree

Many of us intuit that plants are at peace. Their seeming lack of desire combined with their seeming lack of selfhood gives the impression of blithe self-sufficiency. Almost a transcendental experience: a way of being without individuality, without subjectivity, without the intentionality that comes with human consciousness and interiority. Is that impression correct?

 

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Interview with Black Salt Collective (Bad at Sports)

"I think what is being read as hospitality in the exhibition are actually topographies of our resilience as indigenous people, as descendants of survivors of the middle passage, as peoples displaced by colonial expansion and imperial warfare... how we remain dedicated to loving ourselves and our communities despite being told our entire lives by dominant culture that we aren’t worthy of it."

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