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…

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…

Berlin October 12th: Philosophy Unbound #18 Dark Matter(s)

The Shituationist Institute proudly presents: PERFORMANCE //Lucas Elliot Fakegruber – Dark Surfaces. Inside the Rave Situation The uniformity of the rave situation is the basis for precise deviance. Entrusting oneself to the concept: After setting the time frame, the sound and light and crowd then create the rugged line of the evening with different perspectivization…

The Voided City

Nicolas Moulin – Vider Paris, 2001 (via) The situationist idea to let old city structures like the labyrinths of Amsterdam grow into superstructures across the whole planet with psychogeographic zones according to the needs of the inhabitants (titled “New Babylon”) was defeated by european cities being a collage of old and new. The old often…

The Map and The Territory

„any grid we use to organize our experience of the world is a model of the world and should not be confused with the world itself.“ – robert anton wilson http://www.generalsemantics.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/gsb-65-wilson.pdf