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Key words:

3. 5. ’26

How to share a message when every bit of news has to be breaking news.
How to be someone when everyone has to be a (micro)celebrity.

26. 5. ’26

Budoucnost je dlouhá.
Proto potřebujeme minulost. Spekulovat, přepisovat, akcelerovat. To znamená číst a zároveň psát. Pracovat a zároveň spát.

22. 5. ’16

to meet
is to have something that is ours
hours in days
and days in hours

29. 5. ’16

Maybe everyone needs to lose a phalus.
I miss my body though.

19. 8. ’16

Too much future.

20. 8. ’16

Therefore speculative history.

10. 6. ’16

When you read a text you generally have multiple intersecting layers of narration. We have the theme of insomnia; then there is the problem of being peripheral (and Czech); then of course there is the line connected with the real or the author; and from time to time, I even try to create somewhat narrative lines. Each of these layers can be read separately, yet they are deeply intertwined. The activity
of reading consists not only of organising or assembling characters, happenings, situations, and emplotment or other narrative features – by (cognitively) mapping the space of fiction we are also mapping out the wholes of what may be absent/what remains unsaid/or even the implicit point.

Negarestani offers a peculiar form of such a reading,which he actually labels “hidden writing”. One reads through “( ) plot holes” in order to construe the narrative. Such reading/ writing reflects and matches the degenerating (political/ narrative/ecological) conditions. In an environment where the whole is deteriorating, regular narrative fails, and we need to devise more complex, hidden, or almost guerrilla-like narrative strategies.
Such strategies are quite pertinent, of course, to the Middle East. (It remains my prime interest to juxtapose this () whole complex with the <> blind spot complex of Czechoslovakia (or even the whole of Central Europe.) As if the Middle
East were the missing point of global politics. Possessing a hidden agency that we can extract in a manner similar to the extraction of oil.
Oil as the earthly, tellurian lube dialectically dissolves into dust (Aufhebung). Dust to dust politics being the affirmation of the dissipative system of the Middle East.

Central Europe has very a different dialectical framework. East <> West. Contramodernity <> modernity. Being an intersection that not only shifts itself from one side to another in the course of its history, but which indeed refracts its whole time orientation past <> progress.

It is like love... L
Four people showed up today. Reading from Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia, a book about the agency of oil that forms the Middle East. We promise a strategy of hidden writing; reading about hidden writing and love.



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Author: Václav Janoščík

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