This year in Melbourne we instigated a program called Capitalist Surrealism. We could have done the same here, but Sydney is even more expensive than Melbourne — more capitalist, and therefore more surreal.
Over three days at Firstdraft, Beyond Capitalist Surrealism will hold an acoustic mirror to the bizarre and mutually-antagonistic forces and formations of contemporary capital. This collective experiment by artists, musicians and others may:
* record the noise of eavesdropping
* rave safe and sound in the peace and quiet of sonic warfare
* flush the human algorhythm’s guiltily machinic ear
Our projections suggest that this should accrue sufficient emotional, symbolic and unconscious capital to bankrupt the fantasy of an infinitely contracting horizon. If the goal of capitalism is the accumulation of capital, this is accumulated capitalist surrealism.
Wednesday September 30
Monica Monin & Astrid Lorange