Three days after the explosion and meltdown of Chernobyl’s Nuclear Reactor Unit 4 on April 26th 1986, filmmaker Vladimir Shevchenko was granted permission to fly over the 30-square km site known as the “red zone” in order to document the extraordinary efforts at cleanup by Ukrainian workers and volunteers. When Shevchenko’s 35-mm film footage was later developed, he noticed that the film was heavily pockmarked and carried extraneous static interference and noise.
"We will say of pure immanence that it is A LIFE, and nothing else. [...] A life is the immanence of immanence, absolute immanence: it is complete power, complete bliss." This is not some abstract, mystical notion of life but a life, a specific yet impersonal, indefinite life discovered in the real singularity of events and virtuality of moments. A life is subjectless, neutral, and preceding all individuation and stratification, is present in all things, and thus always immanent to itself.
Brian Holmes: "Escape the Overcode: Guattari's Schizoanalytic Cartographies, or the Pathic Core at the Heart of Cybernetics." This is part of his recent work on cybernetics as the archaeology of the control society.
Presentations: Shumon Bazar, Anselm Franke