Saturday, November 8, 2008

Best Sellers

The Centre for Collective Wealth is a project-based initiative founded by Jason Workman and Larisa Marossine in Brooklyn, NY. The centre facilitates online projects, discussions, events, public works and shows.

For its inaugural project, the Center for Collective Wealth presents Best Sellers, a new video work by Patrick Jones. 

4 comments:

stu said...

Love the vid, Patrick. I'm wondering if you've read The Three Ecologies, by Felix Guattari? He seems to be speaking your song. ie. that a homogenisation of culture reduces our creative capacities for resistance in the same way that a homogenisation of ecology reduces the resilience of an ecosystem.

The Garden of Self Defence said...

thanks stu, i've just completed a critical work based on these things. in the piece i aim to make the link between principles of agro-ecology and permaculture and a decapitalised, carbon-fixing, self-sufficient poetry – a poetry that consciously and explicitly participates within a dynamic biosphere; not just in content but in form. i haven't read guattari but will definitely post note it for further reading.

kickknees said...

hey pj, i also love the video. one of the students in my class joked in an email about writing a bestseller and becoming a millionaire. i sent her a picture of this work in response. funny that three ecologies gets a mention, since i just bought it secondhand a few weeks ago. a worthy and relevant read. and today i acquired the mckenzie wark book on the situationists. all these ways that the worlds of pj and nk stay intertwined. love to meg, pete, zeph and the compost, nk.

The Garden of Self Defence said...

hey nk, this digi-intertwining makes for great mind humus, or houmus (if using the wild chickpea), even lasagna compost does the job; interleaving... from our ecology to your ecology to stu's ecology – the three ecologies, one for all and all for one. i'm looking for a copy now, it sounds great!