[microsound-announce] New #podcast: Interview with Gerald Raunig about Molecular Revolution and philosophical activism

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*New #podcast: Interview with Gerald Raunig about Molecular Revolution and
philosophical activism*

Interview with Gerald Raunig about Molecular Revolution, philosophical
activism, and the differences and similarities between recent social
movements and those of the late nineteen sixties.

Link: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/gerald_raunig/capsula

Gerald Raunig is a philosopher and art theorist who lives in Vienna.
Drawing on and extending the theories of Foucault, Hardt, Negri, Adorno,
Deleuze and Guattari amongst others, his work addresses the history of
revolutionary and resistance movements and the role of art and artists in
social struggles or, as he puts it, 'the concatenation of art and
revolution' over the last two centuries.

Raunig's analysis of machinic capitalism and the link between art and
activism, provides a thought-provoking framework for recent examples of
what he calls Molecular Strike: from Tahrir Square in Cairo to the 15M
civic taskforces in Spain and other post-credit-crunch uprisings, where
radical inclusion, the reappropriation of space and time, and the absence
of the subject, turned out to be key underlying elements of this globalised

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