Episode 113 – Sober, in this Reality?

Art and Labor
Episode 113 - Sober, in this Reality?

Look, we’re going on a year of covid, and even though we knew this “new normal” would be pushed on us, it’s still extremely difficult. We talk about how everyone is coping with the barrage of brutality inflicted by the capitalist system’s failure to manage the pandemic and the climate crisis. Big tech is finding ways to capture the conversations we would normally be having at bars both with the new celeb app “clubhouse” and the increased share of streaming and podcasting with major financial backing. Perhaps it’s more comforting to reality shift into a fandom or religion, but of course we find capitalist tendrils lurking there as well. Plus! Some fresh Adam Curtis and Vice 2 takes. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Thread about Texas mutual aid including a doc of resources: https://twitter.com/burnitupbabee/status/1361762104080887810

New Constructing the Real course about revolutionary art coming soon: https://www.constructingthereal.com/

Capitalism as Religion was released after Benjamin’s death so it’s actually incomplete: https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/capitalism-as-religion-benjamin-1921/

The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity https://readingreligion.org/books/enchantments-mammon

Episode 11 – HOW NOT TO BE SEEN

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Episode 11 - HOW NOT TO BE SEEN


A Fucking Didactic Educational AUDIO File! We basically spin a weird collage about surveillance and privacy (a lost cause). A lot of time traveling this episode. We go back in time 5-7 years when folks were rushing Youtube with How To videos like it was the dang gold rush. We receive a prescient transmission from Jack Smith about the commodification of counterculture and the hyper capitalization art fairs were about to cause. We also heed lessons from David Wojnarowicz. Thank you queer history. Folks on the margins are often destroyed by the state, listen to them, and give them space.

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How Not to Be Seen:


How to Basic:


How to Internet:


How to Disappear in America:


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Surveillance Cinema by Catherine Zimmer:


& Strategic Reality Dictionary: Deep Infopolitics and Cultural Intelligence
Book by Konrad Becker

Episode 9 – The YouTube Shooter (The Internet vs Dasein)

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Episode 9 - The YouTube Shooter (The Internet vs Dasein)


Content warning right at the top, this episode we discuss guns, violence, and suicide. We read through the Hito Steyerl essays “Is the Internet Dead?” and “The Terror of Total Dasein: Economies of Presence in the Art Field” We get into the complicated life and death of Nasim Najafi Aghdam, algorithms, junktime, access, and therapy. If you like us please consider donating for bonus writing, memes, and art: https://d.rip/art-and-labor

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The Legacy of Nasim Najafi Aghdam: https://medium.com/@jonathansykes/the-legacy-of-nasim-aghdam-7b8a29db1926

Is the Internet Dead?: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/49/60004/too-much-world-is-the-internet-dead/

The Terror of Total Dasein: http://dismagazine.com/discussion/78352/the-terror-of-total-dasein-hito-steyerl/