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Dark Nights of the Universe

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Dark Nights of the Universe 
et nox sicut dies illuminabitur

April 26–29, 7pm 
Recess, 41 Grand Street, Ground Floor 

A four-night theoretical exploration of mysticism in dialogue with Du noir univers, a short text by François Laruelle. 

Night I: Eugene Thacker – Remote: The Forgetting of the World 

Night II: Daniel Colucciello Barber - Whylessness: The Universe is Deaf and Blind 
Clodagh Emoe, Mystical Anarchism. Screening and discussion. 

Night III: Nicola Masciandaro – Secret: No Light Has Ever Seen the Black Universe 

Night IV: Alexander Galloway – Rocket: Present at Every Point of the Remote




[NAME] Publications and Recess invite you to the book launch of Dark Nights of the Universe.  The book includes texts by Daniel Colucciello Barber, Alexander Galloway, Nicola Masciandaro, and Eugene Thacker and artwork by Aaron Metté.
May 30th, 2013
6-8 pm
Recess in Soho
In April of 2012, the authors presented a four-night theoretical exploration of mysticism in dialogue with Du noir univers, a text by François Laruelle.  The presentations took place at Recess, in conjunction with The Public School. More info here.

Cf. Vincent Como's "Black Singularity":

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Dark Nights of the Universe series, audio now available via Internet Archive:

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Coming to this week's Dark Nights of the Universe classes? Please bring a bag to store your shoes and umbrellas. We'll be sitting on Clodagh Emoe's mystical mat for the duration of the series. Please help us keep it in top condition. Here's the mat:

Thanks for your cooperation! See you tonight.


Seating for the event is the floor, covered by a mystical anarchist mat.

Please note that the screening and discussion for Clodagh Emoe's Mystical Anarchism will now take place Thursday the 26th following Eugene Thacker's talk. Emoe's film will be introduced by Simon Critchley.

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Update on Dark Nights of the Universe: Recess will house a temporary library of relevant texts, which visitors may browse and annotate freely throughout Recess’s public hours and during the classes. The exhibition will feature visual works by Clodagh Emoe and Aaron Mette, and audio works by Eugene Thacker and Taku Unami.

Also, for those who don't have access to AAAARG, a PDF of the English translation of "On the Black Universe" is now available on Recess's website:

Very excited!

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The class reading is now available.

To find a PDF of "ON THE BLACK UNIVERSE: In the Humanistic Foundations of Color", which is the English translation of Laruelle's "Du noir univers: dans les fondations humaines de la couleur", go to the AAAARG tab above then hit the highlighted text "click to visit issue on AAAARG.ORG".



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