Publication by Daniël de Zeeuw: Notes from the Excluded Middle

Our partners in the State Machines project, Aksioma, present the following publication:

Daniël de Zeeuw: Notes from the Excluded Middle

PostScriptUM #30
Series edited by Janez Janša
Language: English

Is the idea of society as the totality of individuals the only way of envisioning human sociality, or is it only a historically determined construct? What other dimensions emerge when we shift from thinking in terms of individuals to dividuals and their assembling into condividuals? Which are the political implications of this shift in the contemporary capitalism that already operates on a condividual level? Starting from these questions, the Dutch media theorist Daniel de Zeeuw explored the visions exposed during a two-day event, inspired by Marco Deseriis’s book, Proper and Improper Names – Identity in the Information Society (Ljubljana, 17–18 October 2017). During the event an inquiry into the status of the individual was conducted through the notion of the trans and condividual (Deseriis) as well as the dividual (Gerald Raunig), and the political and artistic practices they engage in (Wu Ming 1 and Natalie Bookchin).




Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

Represented by: Marcela Okretič

Proofreading: Philip Jan Nagel
Design: Luka Umek
Layout: Sonja Grdina

Cover image: Žiga Artnak

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Published on the occasion of the conference:

Proper and Improper Names – Identity in the Information Society

Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture
Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia
17–18 October 2017

Supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Ljubljana and Italian Cultural Institute, Ljubljana.

This project has been funded with the support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.