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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 219–226.
Published: 01 July 2013
... chance—accidents that result from the direct dragging and blending of oil paint directly on the surface of the canvas, as well as by the pouring, pooling, and splashing of watercolor on paper. With his oil paintings, Richter uses a variety of tools to scratch and scrape down to earlier layers in an...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 March 2012
... its habitués. Three days of meetings on the theme of chance, bringing brokers and croupiers, Butoh dancers and I-Ching experts, Indian chiefs and experimental DJs, transsexual poets and catastrophe theorists, successively to the stage. Facing them in the stalls sit trendy New Yorkers and young...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 326–333.
Published: 01 November 2009
... do something, while we have the chance! It is not every day that we are needed. Not indeed that we personally are needed. Others would meet the case equally well, if not better. To all mankind they were addressed, those cries for help still ringing in our ears! But at this place, at this moment of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 170–187.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Gauche Prolétarienne. Rather, Cage's self-effacement, his dogged commitment to what Moira Roth (1998: 33) designates the “aesthetic of indifference”—those passive, noninterventionist strategies (“chance operations,” “indeterminacy,” “writing through”) expressly designed to undermine the institution of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 306–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... have absolutely no idea whether Bauman intended this. But I think he would have been delighted by how we are forced to make choices when we come to his work and, furthermore, by how interpretations of it might be based on chance discoveries more than linear reading. 1 The clue is provided by Bauman...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... time were able to abolish chance and maybe even historical time itself ” (my emphasis). By rehearsing a sequence of processing levels, the essay tracks a horizontal, techno-recursive connection through time; but it does so by closing it off to the human temporal domain. Yes, Kittler tells a story, but...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... as the one who has most fully internalized its algorithm. For those who despair of their abilities, there are games of chance, where grace reveals itself in the roll of the dice. Caillois: “Chance is courted because hard work and personal qualifications are powerless to bring such success about...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 July 2008
... a loss of knowledge – into new sites of imagination. In this sense, Neil Leach’s Camouflage is an exceptional work which offers architects a chance to overcome these conditions by being relational and radical at the same time; he puts architects on the analyst’s couch. It is their turn to talk...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 376–383.
Published: 01 November 2015
... is country. It gives way, moves us. We hear the words “give way” in this sense: to be the original giver and founder of ways. —Martin Heidegger, On the Way to Language Tragedy, as we all know, began at the three-way crossing of Daulis with the chance encounter between a mule cart and a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 393–398.
Published: 01 November 2007
... replacement of the nation state by a global comfort system that mediates between the “self” and “place.” About one third of the population lives in the Crystal Palace: people with better life chances and more purchasing power are included while the poor “parasites” are excluded (p. 305). According to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... scale of the killings that is here significant as much as the fact that it is “distinguished by a virtual absence of all spontaneity on the one hand, and the prominence of rational, carefully calculated design on the other. It is marked by an almost complete elimination of contingency and chance, and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 383–388.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... In less refined civilizations pain is constant and systemic; our analgesic imperative relegates it to the “realm of chance” (2). At the same time, however, the growth of industry and technology, the massification of society, and the mechanical brutalization of war and exploitation are installing...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 July 2005
..., deliberately intended to promote the integrity of the prize, judging is a product of the passion generated in a self-contained world. It is not the product of external forces or chance; nor is it simply the exercise of cool reason. Given these competing portraits, how are we to make sense of the judging...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2018) 14 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... explanation of the real stumbling block in the current collaborative configuration, he brings the short interview around to his work and its content as well as its artistic lineage. The role that chance plays in the augmented reality work he produced with DAQRI, according to Freeman, connects to Marcel...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2019) 15 (1): 105–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., there are great chances here. We have much fewer restrictions than you have in Europe.” The prospect of a return on investment has never crossed some of my interviewees’ minds. Eliseeva’s protégés would have little chance otherwise. They are from disadvantaged backgrounds, many with severe...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2016) 12 (2): 155–172.
Published: 01 July 2016
... political actors into artistic spectators. Because the dance is performed both for and by the occupants, the dancers seize the position and the attention of the occupants by reenacting their own experiences and political acts, giving the political actors (both the dancers and the audience) a chance to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... representation was over, that contemporary art had to present itself instead as object in the world, and therefore proposed that “chance enters as a symbol for the tie to reality in which contingency rules.” Reality is here defined as the zone of contingency, which has the double weighting in English of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 357–370.
Published: 01 November 2013
... same people around during the day.… So you don't really get a chance to become a community” ( Hanley 2007 : 48). At the same time, however, the usual paraphernalia of the contemporary urban landscape—the hotchpotch of satellite dishes, wheelie bins, uPVC doors and windows—is also completely edited out...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2008) 4 (3): 375–390.
Published: 01 November 2008
... immediately act to extinguish the threat, either of blackmail or of annihilation, with a surprise attack being the only option: They’re after nothing less than world domination. For the first time they have the chance to achieve it militarily. Their lead in rockets has given them the chance, but it won’t...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
... music, was conceived first and foremost as a device intended to communicate in the notionally transcendent language of mathematics. Aware that the chances were dim of the probe surviving long enough to reach any distant life forms that may be out there, Sagan and his colleagues were wise enough to admit...