Fragmentary Notes on the Role of Love and Rave in the Plan of a General Sublation – 10 Years of Shituationism, the Annual Birthday Speech

There is no history we could write outside the concrete devastated desert of the financialized mechanics of gaze and groin, of grunts and grins. The smoke of a million burned cigarettes never sets on the plains of freedom of the dirty floor, the dirty ceiling and the very dirty four walls of the favorite bar…

Sound Get Mashup: Enregistrements Du Cavage 23.6.2017

Special Broadcast about the Label Cavage & Gorki Plubakter aka Saoulaterre aka UHT. Cavage: The first experimental French brokenbeat label with a large variety of artists on each release. Cavage also released a 360 pages book about the label’s basement, the underground abandoned quarries, so called catacombs, of the city of Paris. Intro: …

Experimental music festivals in Austria. Part I: DONAUFESTIVAL

In Austria there are plenty of festivals that showcase experimental and (post-)club music. Plus something else. In the following series I will discuss three of them. They happen in springtime: donaufestival (Krems), Hyperreality (Vienna) and the Heart of Noise festival (Innsbruck). If you like cutting edge electronic and experimental music mixed with art or performance…

Unstoppable? An image of the 2010s in Berlin

A commercial wholetrain, with an adhesive design of the urban artist Shepard ‘Obey’ Fairey, who recycles socialist movement graphics from the past for his succesful imagery. “Unstoppable”: The powerful arrogance of urban art in alliance with money. This is an advertising for a semi-private museum about urban art in Berlin: Urban Nation. The museum is…

Workshop this Saturday in Berlin: Reclaim your Club

This Saturday the rave scientist Lukas Fakegruber of the Shituationist Institute will hold a seminar about the emancipatory potentials of club culture: Reclaim your Club Reclaim Club Culture is a network reflecting on the conditions of hosting raves, asking how party organizers can position themselves face to face with structures of power and exploitation in…

Data breaches are not the problem, the app cult is the problem

We have said it before, the app cult has to be stopped. So how is the current discussion about facebook data breaches connected to this? To summ up the privacy problem of social media: Users give access to their data and to the data of their “friends” by using all these little tests and games,…

New essay on time and value in the digital sphere

After Artistic value in digital communication (2016), here’s a new essay over at Shades Magazine on value in the digital sphere, on the economy of the free* services (*paid for by the digital labour performed by the users). Excerpt: how to organise the users that are facing the most powerful treat: things that cost somethings…

Shituationist Institute Los Angeles Detour

We are in LA for an investigation of the plaque tournante that this city is, freeway fearology and hermetic non-derive with the uberiat, historiography: number 19 at Langer’s in the territory of the 18th st gang, and next the spraypaint capsule for the curvew mood: see you tonight on the dancefloor of Station 1640 (fb)…

Stream the discussion of WiseUp and Shituationist Institute at 34C3

At the Chaos Communication Congress we did a session with WiseUp. It was part of the program of Reclaim Club Culture in the 1Komona assembly. The title was “Sound radicality and club communality”. We recorded it, you can stream it here: We also produced a reader/zine for this session, we share it here: club panel…

Radical Sounds and the Commune of the Dance Floor

Shituationist Institute and WiseUp did a session together at the Chaos Communication Congress #34C3. It was part of the program of Reclaim Club Culture in the 1Komona assembly. The title was “Sound radicality and club communality”. We recorded it and will make it available in the future. On the congress we produced a reader for…

Dark Surfaces. 9 Years of Shituationism, the Annual Birthday Speech

Dear Shituationists, 9 years ago, in October of 2008 we created the Shituationist Institute, an ultra-negative think tank and dance formation. Our central concern is the rave continuum, and how its potentials survive in contemporary club scenes and irregular events, but we also write about contemporary art and the tradition and reformulations of critical theory.…

Berlin summery October days in pictures….

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus Short Note: This October in Berlin – Neükolln  was something different, especially the last days which were actually even better than the summer days.. Therefore we have every reason to celebrate and write about it. The walks outside have met discussions…