Biopolitique

Empêcher d’exister – une hypothèse cosmopolitique négative

Intervention lors de la table ronde « Échelles de la violence à l’époque de la mondialisation », à l’occasion du Colloque « Sociétés, États, « terreur » et « terrorisme » – une perspective historique et philosophique », sous la responsabilité de Rada IVEKOVIC et Ranabir SAMADDAR (Paris, 02.11.06/04.11.06) (Version française) « Plus la brutalité […]

Economies of affectivity

http://www.vinculo-a.net/english_site/text_prada.html Life and biopolitics It is no longer an exaggeration to claim that we are in the « biological century », judging by the intense development and the dimension of the achievements attained in recent years in some of the life sciences, such as Genomics and Biotechnology. However, let us not forget that the increasingly more efficient […]

Immanent war, immaterial terror

Edited transcription of the author’s address to Antonio Negri in June 2004 at Birkbeck College, London.From its very inception, the contestation of liberal modernity has involved the refusal of the biopolitically constituted forms of peace that liberalizing regimes inculcate within and among the populations they govern. Subject to the imposition of their ‘zero time of […]

Surveillance, Performance, Self-Surveillance

Interview with Jill Magid by Geert LovinkIllustrated version on www.networkcultures.orgUS-American, Amsterdam-based artist Jill Magid was a ‘must see’ at the 2004 Liverpool Biennial (www.biennial.com). Her work fitted in tightly with the Biennial’s topic of the city and the ‘engagement with place’. The installation, Evidence Locker, shown at the Tate Gallery and the Fact centre for […]