Dark Nights of The Universe @ Recess Art

et nox sicut dies illuminabitur

April 26–29, Classes nightly at 7pm
Recess, 41 Grand Street, Ground Floor

The Public School NY presents four-night theoretical exploration of mysticism in dialogue with Du noir univers, a text by François Laruelle. Register or find out more here.

Night I: Eugene Thacker – Remote: The Forgetting of the World

Clodagh Emoe, Mystical Anarchism. Screening and discussion. Introduced by Simon Critchley.

Night II: Daniel Colucciello Barber – Whylessness: The Universe is Deaf and Blind.  

Night III: Nicola Masciandaro – Secret: No Light Has Ever Seen the Black Universe

Night IV: Alexander Galloway – Rocket: Present at Every Point of the Remote

Classes will begin at 7pm. Visitors are welcome to join each day or a selection of days.

Recess will house a temporary library of relevant texts, which visitors may browse and annotate freely throughout Recess’s public hours and during the classes. The exhibition will feature visual works by Clodagh Emoe and Aaron Mette, and audio works by Eugene Thacker and Taku Unami. Du noir univers is available through Recess’s website and aaaaarg.org.

Participants:
Daniel Colucciello Barber, Simon Critchley, Clodagh Emoe, Alexander Galloway, Nicola Masciandaro, Aaron Mette, Eugene Thacker, and Taku Unami.

Arcades, Mall Rats, and Tumblr Thugs

Like the flâneur, we weren’t working, or doing anything decent or useful; we even recognized our uselessness as a kind of radical generationality, and wore it like a bad handle. The Arcade was the original iron-and-glass shopping mall, and the flâneur — affluent, indolent, and out for a good wasted time - was the original mall rat.