The Politics of Friendship : Studiolo

Danny Butt
Really great publication/compilation on after-Tiqqun politics of friendship in the arts – 40 page PDF publication linked on page. Nicole Demby: “I’ve come to feel that one of the primary problems of the so-called radical left is that, while pointing to difference as the medium through which capital valorizes itself, it lacks the desire or the willingness to theorize how pain and trauma function in relation to difference—perhaps a fatal flaw, as it is these that act as a ballast for the status quo, making people hedge against better futures while continually reconstituting destructive relations.”
“Less an attempt at unpacking the baggage of this exhausting and lugubrious subject, symptom or condition (the Man-Child), the notion of the friend was introduced in opposition…During the summer of 2013, the Man-Child was a speculation, a specter, and finally an agonistic spectacle in which friends make promises, turn pro, fuck up and compete; committing again and again to the perpetual contest of production, reproduction, and the misappropriation of love.”
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