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(full title: Cloud gives birth to new animal: plastique fantastique feedback loop to call forth neuropatheme (subject-without-experience a.k.a. fux-the-shadow, blanck-the-systemick-system-kcuf-dik, empty-the-cave, stone-blanko-the-scum, no-head-ass-ee-fal, etc.)

There were two versions of this multi-media performance, the first at Performance Space, London, in October 2012 as part of Performance Matters (see sequence of images), and the second at the ICA, London, in January 2013, as part of Long Live the New Flesh, curated by Open File (Tim Dixon and Jack Brindley) (see second sequence and film at end of sequence).

Photos by IMT, Alex Eisenberg and Cynthia Cruz

For these performances Plastique Fantastique consisted of: David Burrows, Simon O’Sullivan, Ana Benlloch, Mark Jackson, Tom Clark, Alex Marzeta, Venessa Page and Stuart Tait.

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Human organs ➜ elements of feedback loops
(no longer registering sensation but affects as information) ➜ first neuropathemes ➜ fantasy ➜ insects with hive mentality ➜ actuality ➜ nodes in vast machine ➜ feedback loop ➜ affects (entropy + vertigo + anxiety + joy + catatonia) ➜ feelings ➜ 'I feel this… I feel that…' ➜ virus of language (still has first neuropathemes in its grip) ➜ response to ambient (smart) environments ➜ always already ready Ⓧ Mutant neuropatheme ➜ second generation neuropatheme ➜ shadow produced by processes ➜ feels all ➜ ‘feel X, Y, Z…’ ➜ shadow turns to stone Ⓧ

Neuropatheme processes ➜ experiences nothing ➜ speaks ➜ not 'I, he, she, me, you, they' ➜ ‘system known as…’ ➜ not 'is, this is, either or’ ➜ 'and...' ➜ thinks ➜ reality is a recording Ⓧ

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You can listen to the two spoken texts here:

Mysteme of the Neuropatheme (Cloud Gives birth to New Animal) (with a text version here)

 

Neuropatheme Sutra (with a text version here)

 

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Film of the performance at the ICA edited by Jack Brindley.

You can also download a pdf of a publication that accompanied ‘Long Life the New Flesh’ here.

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