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TNI’s Co-Founder and Publisher Headed to Verso Books

September 15, 2014


We’re very excited and proud to announce that TNI’s co-founder and Publisher Rachel Rosenfelt will be joining our longtime friends and collaborators at Verso Books as Creative Director.

Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world and offers a catalog we often turn to here at TNI. We look forward to Rachel’s work furthering our shared commitment to the most forward thinking writing from around the world.

In addition to her new role at Verso, Rachel will remain actively involved leading TNI’s growth, and continue developing The New School for Social Research’s emerging Master’s Program in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism as a Visiting Professor.



Announcing Rahel Aima

September 9, 2014


The New Inquiry is pleased to announce our newest contributing editor Rahel Aima. Rahel is co-editor at THE STATE. Her research interests include alternative futurisms, auntycapitalist praxis, and full #cccccc. She is currently based in Dubai, and can also be found on tumblr here & here, follow her @cnqmdi. To celebrate, we’re offering free downloads of every issue of TNI Magazine featuring Rahel’s work:

Read her essay Christian Marclay Goes to Bollywood from Vol. 28: Borders and Desiring Machines from Vol. 4: Beauty.


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Screening: Art and Craft @ Videology 9/18

September 8, 2014


The New Inquiry and Oscilloscope present a FREE pre-release screening of the new documentary Art and Craft at Videology

The story of prolific art forger Mark Landis, Art and Craft follows Landis as he copies art and donates them to art museums all around the country. Hot on his tail is Matthew Leininger, newly unemployed art registrar and Landis enemy #1. Will Landis be caught? Is he doing anything wrong in the first place? Why is he dressed like a priest? Join us and find out.

The film will be released in select theatres nationwide on the 19th, but we’ve got it free first. In a bar.

308 Bedford Ave #1
Brooklyn, NY
Doors @ 9
Movie @ 9:30
First come, first seated


Les Saignantes @ The Morbid Anatomy Museum

August 27, 2014


To celebrate the latest issue of The New Inquiry Magazine, “Mourning,” we have teamed up with The Future Weird and the Morbid Anatomy Museum to bring you a free screening of Les Saignantes, with a discussion with Derica Shields & Megan Eardley of Future Weird to follow. Attendees will also get free entry to The Morbid Anatomy Museum before the screening. The museum will open its doors at 7 pm, and the screening will begin at 8 pm.

Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s sci-fi thriller Les Saignantes opens with a woman who whispers “We are in 2025 and nothing has changed.” Then she fucks a man to death.
In this future-Cameroon, “death is the party” – morgues, butchers and maggots abound, and nightlife is dominated by the exclusive wakes of Very Important People. When two young women, Majolie and Chouchou, kill a senior politician, they make a plan to wrest power for themselves in a state that would otherwise abandon them to premature death.


7 pm museum entry
8 pm screening
Saturday, August 30th
The Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215


The Future Weird presents “Remote Control” at MAD! – August 9th at 3 P.M.

August 5, 2014

At 3PM this Saturday August 9th, THE FUTURE WEIRD will revisit REMOTE CONTROL, a program originally presented at Spectacle Theater, as part of Spectacle’s participation in the Museum of Arts and Design’s “The MAD Biennial”.

REMOTE CONTROL is an afternoon of films concerning witches & bitches – women who see, take, and sell things they cannot grasp. Whether they wield powers to possess, or are somehow controlled, the technologies these films document are deployed without regard for reciprocity or consent. Remote Control is both the loss of individual agency, and the thrilling ability to inhabit another’s body.

Presenting shorts by Zina Saro Wiwa, Fyzal Boulifa and Shola Amoo, FUTURE WEIRD will be talking possession, surveillance, “brain to brain interface”, and the sinister compulsion to repurpose the humanoid.

The FUTURE WEIRD is a screening series dedicated to speculative, sci-fi and experimental film by directors from Africa and the Global South. Join FUTURE WEIRD on SATURDAY 9th AUGUST @3PM as they contemplate the human of use of human beings.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 – 3:00 pm
$10 general / $5 members and students
The Theater at MAD