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Abbie Hoffman and Levitating the Pentagon

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Abbie Hoffman “asked for a permit to levitate the Pentagon 300 feet off the ground, explaining that by chanting ancient Aramaic exorcism rites while standing in a circle around the building, they could get it to rise into the air, turn orange and vibrate until all evil emissions had fled. The war would end forthwith.” A General Services Administrator generously gave permission to Hoffman to “raise the building a maximum of ten feet.”

Syllabus

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Experiments in Narrative Film

 

1. Jean Epstein and Photogenie

  • Waiting for Happiness (Sissako), Man From London (Bela Tarr)

I like this picture

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I like this picture and its call to action.

Readings for Session One (January 5)

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The readings I would like to propose for our first session are as follows.  Additional readings will be posted before our meeting on Thursday.  

- Gilles Deleuze, Foucault.  

Section entitled "Strategies or the Non-stratified: the Thought of the Outside (Power)"

Section entitled "Foldings, or the Inside of Thought (Subjectivation)"

 

- Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 2: The Use of Pleasure, pp. 1-32

Especially Chapter 3, entitled "Morality and Practice of the Self"

 

- Alexander Galloway, Protocol  

Especially Thacker's "Foreward" and parts of Section I of the book

 

Letting the Internet Out

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To the Class:

 

I just went through and edited all of the silly first person ownership words. I still have some bad habits.

Art as/is a way of Life

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Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001025 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000000991 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000000991 I would love to teach Art as/is a way of Life.

I have 30+ years experience with a continuous studio practice including many international residencies, three and a half years living and working in NY in the 1980’s and 25 years of teaching experience.

My first monograph book was published by ZERO+ Publishing and currently my exhibition is up at CB1 Gallery in downtown Los Angeles and continues through January 15th.

Additionally I blog on Los Angeles art for the Huffington Post.


Reading for 12/10

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Sorry for not putting this up sooner!  For 12/10, read through the end of the essay (The Origin of the Work of Art) but focus on the section entitled "The Work and Truth" (through page 56).  If you are short on time, better to read through page 56 twice then to read the whole thing.  I'm going to do my best to get us through as much of the essay as posisble without cramming in more than we have time to digest in our discussion.  If as you are reading you have specific questions that you want to address, please email me (caitlin.bothwell@gmail.com). I will do my best to help resolve these questions on Saturday.

 

Best,

 

Caitlin

Let the Games Begin! Upcoming Meeting: Derivatives and Demonology, or Shamanic Post-Marxism

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What follows is a preliminary reading list for this workshop.  Failure to read any or all of these texts should not deter anyone from participating.  Recommendations for additional readings are encouraged.  Anyone who can procure a copy of Nick Land's Fanged Noumena will automatically be appointed Chancellor of 14th Fringe Division, The Public School.    

 

In no particular order:  

 

Pinchbeck, Daniel. Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism. Broadway, 2002. 

Eliade, Mircea. Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. Princeton University Press, 2004.  

Baudrillard, Jean. Symbolic Exchange and Death. Sage, 1993.  

Pinchbeck and Jordan, ed. What Comes After Money? Evolver Editions, 2011. 

List of other texts cited in Arendt's C.D.

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Graham Hughes, “Civil Disobedience and the Political Question Doctrine,” in New York University Law Review, 43:2 (March 1968).

 

To Establish Justice, to Insure Domestic Tranquility, Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes and the Prevention of Violence, December 1969, p. 108

 

for the use of Socrates and Thoreau in these discussions, see also:

Eugene V. Rostow, “The Consent of the Governed,” in The Virginia Quarterly, Autumn, 1968.

 

Edward C. Levi in “The Crisis in the Nature of Law,” in the Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, March 1970

 

Wilson Carey McWilliams, “Civil Disobedience and Contemporary Constitutionalism,” in Comparative Politics, vol 1. 1969

 

Thoreau's "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience", attached here because Arendt cites it

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Henry David Thoreau

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

[1849, original title: Resistance to Civil Government]


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