These are notes toward a blaccelerationism. This is not a Theory of Blaccelerationism. It is not a Black Accelerationism, that is: a ‘black perspective on accelerationism,’ nor is it an accelerationist theory of blackness. Nor is it a critique of accelerationism from the position of blackness or black studies.
This is an experiment with the claim that accelerationism has always already existed in the territory of blackness whether it knows it or not. It speaks what has already been spoken, and - however non-consensually - breeds thoughts together to illuminate what already is and has always been possible.
And, of course, we enter knowing that if you lie down with dogs you might rise with fleas.
Aria Dean (b. 1993, Los Angeles) is an artist, writer and curator based in New York. She currently holds the position of Assistant Curator of Net Art & Digital Culture at Rhizome. Her writing has been featured in Texte zur Kunst, Artforum, Art in America, The New Inquiry, Spike Art Quarterly, Real Life Magazine, Topical Cream Magazine, Mousse Magazine, CURA Magazine, Kaleidoscope, and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include (meta)models or how i got my groove back, Chapter NY, New York; Aria Dean, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo; lonesome crowded west, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles; Gut Pinch, The Sunroom, Richmond; White Ppl Think I’m Radical, Arcadia Missa, London; and Baby is a Cool Machine, American Medium, New York. Dean has exhibited work in exhibitions at ICA Philadelphia, the De Young Museum, San Francisco; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; Air de Paris, Paris; Knockdown Center, New York; AALA, Los Angeles; Foxy Production, New York; and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Her films and videos have shown in IFFR 2019, and been screened at the Stoschek Collection in Dusseldorf. Dean has presented talks and performances at Yale University, Serpentine Galleries, Swiss Institute, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; University of California, Los Angeles; The New School, New York; and Machine Project, Los Angeles.
16 May 2019Talks “Possible Bodies” with Jara Rocha
An ongoing disobedient research-action begun by Jara Rocha and Femke Snelting in 2015 that focuses on the cultural (…)
17 May 2019Projects, Talks “Bug Reporting”, workshop with Jara Rocha
Are there other options besides abrupt deceleration and hyper-lubricated acceleration? Can we learn more sophisticated (…)
17 May 2019Projects, Talks "Fallible Compu” with Toni Navarro and Alberto Vallejo
17 May 2019Concerts Ikram Bouloum Dj set
Ikram Bouloum has used her own name to give life to a DJ avatar, which in recent months has become her most personal (…)
18 May 2019Performances, Projects, Talks “Handmade Pills”, workshop+performance - Aniara Rodado & Jean-Marc Chomaz
This installation is somewhere between a kitchen, a dismantled scientific laboratory, and the secret lair of a shaman, (…)
18 May 2019Talks "Stressed Out Jellyfish", by Pakui Hardware
Non-human regeneration makes humans scratch their heads: how to regenerate cells for technological beings such as us? (…)
18 May 2019Concerts, Performances "SPECIATION", by BARE-TT (Katia Barrett & Melissa Tun Tun)
An experimental sound performance that revels in potential of the continual dismantling of humanity's manifest image (…)