CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Friday, January 29, let us initiate a series of symposia that will allow us to better grok the horrors of global neoliberal capitalism. I propose we begin by considering chairs.
This is will be a LITERAL SYMPOSIUM, i.e. a drinking party, wherein each of us will take a turn addressing the subject of chairs. Presentations should be somewhere between 1 second and 20 minutes. Visual aids are strenuously encouraged. All members and guests are invited to present on topics that might include:
-Chairs as signifiers of Western modernity in the films of Yasujiro Ozu
-"Chairs suck, I fucking hate them."
-Donald Rumsfeld does not use chairs at his desk, he literally just stands there
-Do we have enough chairs?
-Donald Judd's tortuous narrativization of his chairs as boundary anxiety
-Chairs, death and modernity: from using them as a way to get your head into the noose at a sufficient elevation to hang yourself to charging them with tons of electricity to kill incarcerated citizens
-famous chairs of the Sunview luncheonette: a brief history
-most of the chairs for sale at Staples have wheels
-Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel and Beuys' Fat Chair: valuable art-chairs made by famous male artists that have been thrown away by cleaning women
-maybe someone can just read the section on commodity fetishism from Capital while showing a fucking chair on the screen?
PLEASE COME AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS, OPINIONS AND FEELINGS ABOUT CHAIRS!
Maybe someone will drunkenly stumble into the room during our symposium just like Alcibiades, that would so rule!
THIS IS GOING TO LOOK KILLER ON YOUR CV