Readings & Screenings

1 No readings assigned.
Modern Symptoms

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Man of the Crowd. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. ISBN: 9781516834655.

Watts, Alan. “The Paradox of Self Denial.” In Become What You Are. Shambhala Publications, Inc. 2003. ISBN: 9781570629402. [Preview with Google Books]

Ovid, Metamorphoses: Echo and Narcissus, 1 A. C. E..


Dark Mirror, Fifteen Million Merits. Directed by Euros Lyn. Color, 62 min. 2011. [Series 1, Episode 2]

What is Practice?

De Certeau, Michel, Fredric Jameson, et al. “On the Oppositional Practices of Everyday Life.” Social Text, no. 3 (1980): 3–43.

Bourdieu, Pierre. Outline of a Theory of Practice. Cambridge University Press, 1977. [Preview with Google Books]


Seminar on On Kawara.

Presentations / Workshop of ‘Practice’ Concept and Media.


Vaneigem, Raoul. The Revolution of Everyday Life. Rebel Press, 2001, pp. 17–26 and 83–104. ISBN: 9780946061013.

Krishnamurti, J. As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning. Hohm Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781890772628.

Managerial and Control Society


The Boss of It All. Directed by Lars von Trier. Color, 99 min. 2006.


Burnham, James. The Managerial Revolution: What Is Happening in the World. The John Day Company, 1941.

Boltanski, Luc. On Critique: A Sociology of Emancipation. Polity Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780745649641. [Preview with Google Books]



Interview. Directed by Harun Farocki. Color, 59 min. 1996.


Foucault, Michel. “Governmentality.” In Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality. Translated by Rosi Braidotti. University of Chicago Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780226080444.

Deleuze, Gilles. “Postscript on the Societies of Control.” October 59 (1992): 3–7.

Counter Practices: Creating Realties
10 No new readings assigned.

Chiapello, Eve. “Evolution and Co-optation.” Third Text 18, no. 6 (2004): 585–94.

Williams, Alex, and Nick Srnicek. “#Accelerate Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics.” Creative Legal Thinking, May 2013.

Counter Practices: Improvisation

Preciado, Beatriz. “Test Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics.” e-flux, 2013.

Bailey, Derek. Improvisation: Its Nature And Practice In Music. Da Capo Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780306805288.

Virno, Paolo. A Grammar of the Multitude: For an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life. Semiotext (e), 2004. ISBN: 9781584350217.

Counter Practices: Sleep
13 Crary, Jonathan. 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep. Verso, 2014. ISBN: 9781781683101.
Academic Apparatus: MIT
14 Moten, Fred, and Stefano Harney. “The University and The Undercommons.” (PDF) Social Text 22, no. 2 (2004).

Wisnioski, Matthew. “Why MIT Institutionalized the Avant-garde: Negotiating Aesthetic Virtue in the Postwar Defense Institute.” Configurations 21, no. 1 (2013): 85–116. [The Johns Hopkins University Press]

Tiqqun. “The Cybernetic Hypothesis.” The Anarchist Library (2001).

Academic Apparatus: Classroom
16 Guest: Manuel Cirauqui, Assistant Curator at Dia Art Foundation.

Rancière, Jacques. The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation. Stanford University Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780804719698.

Friere, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. San Val, 2000. ISBN: 9781417778850.

Dewey, John. Experience and Education. Macmillan, 1938.

Ruiz, Raul. “Mystery and Ministry.” Chapter 6 in Poetics of Cinema. Dis Voir, 1995. ISBN: 9782906571389.

Deleuze, Gilles. “Tenth Series of the Ideal Game.” In The Logic of Sense. Columbia University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780231059824. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at MIT Press Broodthaers, Marcel. “A Conversation with Freddy de Vree.” In Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings. MIT Press, 1969. ISBN: 9780262516648.

Final Presentations
18 Day 1
19 Day 2
20 No new readings assigned.
21 Critique
Exit Strategies

Malik, Suhail. “On the Necessity of Art’s Exit from Contemporary Art.” Urbanomic, 2014.

Singleton, Benedict. “Maximum Jailbreak.” e-flux, 2013.