A message to the people of Bushwig: BREAK THE CHAIN, ANNEX MASPETH. What is this episode? If I recall correctly we discuss how capitalists attempt to resolve what communist art theorist Adam Buttrick calls “the Bad Vibes Contradiction” through crypto, AI, Canva, and other data vultures in the culture industries. Chelsea Manning DJs Nightcore, not Hyperpop, one is the people’s algorithm, the other belongs to the music business. What’s our role in automation, in our own displacement? The prison will not absorb us, we are building up to a break.
We start with some clarity on the question of sex work under communism (well mostly this essay does), but eventually we enter the territory of “we don’t know” when it comes to the very differing left tendencies and strategies. Lucia has a beautiful show of paintings, the gallery is surrounded by beautiful upstate autumn, go see it! Maybe it will inspire similar discussion for you, we certainly can’t crack the question of “what is to be done” alone!!
Special thanks to Ovid for supporting us, use promo code “LABOR” to get a great deal on their documentaries! Apologies for the construction sounds towards the end of the episode! We discuss the the right’s strategy of “throw spaghetti at the wall” and see how many people can be tricked by populist-flavored lies. We also read passages about queer Marxism and the principles of The Workmen’s Circle. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at email@example.com. Please reach out to join the discord for the collective school “Constructing the Real”
This episode is a sort of warmup for the panel we are participating in on Sunday at 1PM EDT, “Neoliberal Promises: Art and Labor Today.” Folks around the world can RSVP to join us here. We discuss the three phone calls Obama made to control this entire primary process from the start. We also discuss Jerry Saltz coffee discourse hitting the mainstream and other liberal art world take making about the elections and the pandemic. Read Lenin! Join a tenant union! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Come to OK’s panel on Sunday!* Welcome to the episode on Mehrwert aka the Marxist concept of Surplus Value. We read an essay by Diederich Diederichsen, it’s super useful for determining the differing placement of art and artists within the class framework. Read it yourself here, and let us know what you think! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.You cancontact Art & Labor at email@example.com
We read the entirety of the William Morris essay this podcast is named after! If you have already read Capital vol. 1 you may want to skip to the middle were Morris’ speech really takes off, but it’s a good refresher, plus we do commentary throughout. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.