[-empyre-] Lobal Gestures

Diana Taylor diana.taylorny at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 02:39:02 EST 2014


agreed!!
abrazos,
Diana

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Ricardo Dominguez <rrdominguez at ucsd.edu>
wrote:

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> Hola Diana and Tod at s,
>
> I am in agreement about the strategic nature of the politics of the answer
> and
> that it should be pursued and connected to the local answer as well.
>
> And I do think that multiple communities on the ground and on-line in from
> Mexico to Hong Kong understand these networks of violence in terms of the
> scales of the strategic global targets-those networks of command and
> control that profit from the violence on a local level. But other parts of
> these movements the local violence overwhelms the global connections, and
> people may not want to dislocate their local concerns beyond that-which is
> not necessarily a bad thing to do.
>
> To a certain degree I feel that the lobal politics of the question is
> perhaps more sharable and open to the possibility of local-conditions
> becoming global-strategic actions-than the reverse. The strategic
> connection resonates more from a lobal expression and connection when the
> singular qualities of the local are not completely negated by the politics
> of the answer on global scale.
>
> Abrazos,
> Ricardo
>
>
>
> > Ricardo--
> > thanks for this. I would add that the violence produced by neoliberalisms
> > also works in this networked fashion. The disappearances in Colombia, the
> > expulsion of minoritarian communities in Honduras and Guatemala, or the
> > massacre of the students (and so many more) in Mexico, police killings of
> > black men and so on are not isolated events, but they are also not
> causal.
> > To the politics of the question--how can we make for a more equitable,
> > just
> > society? the politics of the answer seems shockingly similar--eliminate
> > those who challenge our authority or stand in the way of profits. Banks,
> > businesses, the drug trade, and the politicians these all control tacitly
> > endorse the glocal gestures that are enacted locally, both online
> > (Argentina) and on the streets (Ayotzinapa).
> > Just a thought!
> > Diana
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM, Ricardo Dominguez <rrdominguez at ucsd.edu
> >
> > wrote:
> >
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> >> Hola Tod at s,
> >>
> >> Thanks for inviting me to participate and meditate on local/global
> >> platforms of care, resistance, and activation. Especially in terms of
> >> the
> >> back and forth quality of activist real-bodies in the streets and
> >> data-bodies interacting with one another and amplifying one another. But
> >> for the moment I would like to make a more general presentation on the
> >> idea of lobal gestures.
> >>
> >> One of the main projects of Electronic Disturbance Theater 1.0/2.0 and
> >> b.a.n.g. lab is that neoliberalism(s) often function within the
> >> trajectory
> >> of the glocalâ EURO "that is transnational corporations parachute their
> >> agendas,
> >> economies, stores, on a global level to the local level. Starbucks,
> >> McDonalds, they're like the cathedrals of old; they are centers of
> >> command
> >> and control on a glocal level. So the gestures that we have participated
> >> in might be named or located around what we name the lobal, and the
> >> lobal
> >> isn't about trying to establish a field of homogeneity, say, like
> >> McDonaldsâ EURO (tm)s golden arches, but more specifically to share a condition
> >> of
> >> the local to local, as a peer-to-peer gesture, on a global scale.
> >>
> >> This is perhaps not so much about materialization of the social-as-copy,
> >> but a conceptual sharing of a politics of the question. For instance, we
> >> could look at the Zapatistas as a lobal network that spreads a question
> >> about the nature of what a local in response might be to the golden
> >> arches
> >> that neoliberalism(s) drop on us and embed into the local space-time
> >> continuum. Each response is different for each locality. The local
> >> response in San Diego, California to this question is different than the
> >> one in Chiapas in terms of seeking alternative forms of living beyond
> >> â EURO oecapitalist realism(s).â EURO
> >>
> >> Then (and still today) we are faced with the glocal movements of
> >> neoliberalism(s), so we had to imagine how we could, on a local level,
> >> respond to, trespass, or access conflicts transpiring globally. So those
> >> involved in the Zapatistas movement would say, â EURO oeWe share peer-to-peer
> >> the
> >> politics of the question: â EURO ~what are savage neoliberalism(s) doing
> >> where
> >> you are?â EURO (tm)â EURO  But the response or the tactics of both creative
> >> resistance or,
> >> for us, of disturbance, would be different, because what happens in San
> >> Francisco, what happens in Chiapas, or what happens in Mumbai has a
> >> material difference on the local level.
> >>
> >> So lobalism(s) share the politics of the question of what one can
> >> access,
> >> what one can trespass, disturb, and manifest as alternative conditions
> >> that oppose glocal neoliberalismsâ EURO (tm) answers to every question and
> >> problem.
> >> Along with the Zapatistas and other activists, we contend that another
> >> world is possible beyond the deep state of glocal neoliberalism(s), and
> >> we
> >> continue to ask, â EURO oeHow can one disturb and shift the flows of
> >> capitalist
> >> realism in oneâ EURO (tm)s neighborhood?â EURO
> >>
> >> > ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> >> > Thanks, Richard, for your succinct and thoughtful comments on
> >> > premeditation.  I'D be interested to hear more about your thoughts of
> >> > resistent usages of new media platforms, from Ricardo's efforts at
> >> flood
> >> > netting to viral medial forms of protest whose efforts are to "claw
> >> back"
> >> > (as we used to say in television theory) the very kinds of
> >> premediation
> >> > you identify.
> >> >
> >> > All the best,
> >> >
> >> > Tim
> >> >
> >> > Timothy Murray
> >> > Professor of Comparative Literature and English
> >> > Director, Society for the Humanities
> >> > http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/
> >> > Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media
> >> > http://goldsen.library.cornell.edu
> >> > A D White House
> >> > Cornell University,
> >> > Ithaca, New York 14853
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > On 12/9/14 2:22 PM, "Richard Grusin" <rgrusin at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >
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> >>
> >> --
> >> Ricardo Dominguez
> >> Associate Professor
> >>
> >> Visual Arts Department, UCSD
> >> http://visarts.ucsd.edu/
> >> Principal Investigator, CALIT2
> >> http://bang.transreal.org/
> >>
> >> email: rrdominguez at ucsd.edu
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> >
> >
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> > --
> > Diana Taylor
> > University Professor
> > Professor, Performance Studies and Spanish
> > Director, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
> > Tisch School of the Arts
> > NYU
> > 721 Broadway,6th fl.
> > New York, NY 10003
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> >
>
>
> --
> Ricardo Dominguez
> Associate Professor
>
> Visual Arts Department, UCSD
> http://visarts.ucsd.edu/
> Principal Investigator, CALIT2
> http://bang.transreal.org/
>
> email: rrdominguez at ucsd.edu
> _______________________________________________
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Diana Taylor
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Professor, Performance Studies and Spanish
Director, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
New York University
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