Semiotext(e)’s founders discuss "Schizo-Culture" alongside music & screenings.
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Inspired by the legendary Schizo-Culture conference held in the mid-70’s, Sylvere Lotringer’s 1978 Schizo-Culture issue of Semiotext(e) journal charted the contemporary state of existential fragmentation that he felt could only be described through the disparate forces of theory, art, underground culture, politics, and sexual subcultures. To mark the publication of Schizo-Culture: The Event, The Book, Semiotext(e)’s Noura Wedell, Hedi El Kholti, and Sylvère Lotringer discuss the history of the present within the context of Schizo-Culture. In addition to the compelling conversation, live music and screenings will enhance and explore the theme of existential fragmentation.
The 70s were probably more romantic than the 60s. Surveillance only means that they will never see everything, that in some sense they were leaving you even more alone. More free, thought not in the awful vainglorious way that the word free so often brings to mind. … Schizo-Culture, not counterculture … not any kind of culture … breaking it down.
— Jim Fletcher on Semiotexte’s Schizo-Culture, Artforum