Mer Liquify : Maggie Roberts :: Artist > Rim Dweller

Maggie Roberts
Artist > Rim Dweller

Turbulent Oceans and Evolutionary Fever Dreams

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Mer met the journalist and cultural critic Tony Marcus, when he reviewed the first 0rphan Drift show at the Cabinet Gallery in London in 1994. The depth and sensitivity of his thinking never ceases to astound. He has been writing various artists’ texts over the past few years, and now this interview.




The Image as unit of contagion

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Delphi Carstens met Mer on the street in Capetown a decade ago, him clutching a copy of Deleuze and Guattari’s ‘A Thousand Plateaus’ under his arm. Since then they have collaborated on several major journal articles, video projects and most currently, researching his phd on the hyperstitions that are manifesting apocalypse. His essay on Mer’s current work coincides with the 4th chapter of his phd, which addresses the role of 0rphan Drift and CCRU as ‘renegade academics’ and speculative futurists.







Hybridity

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Frieze, Issue 133, September 2010.
In the ‘State of the Art’ editorial, Jörg Heiser describes a phenomenon he has provisionally called ‘super-hybridity’. Hito Steyerl characterizes super-hybridity as ‘Immersion, entanglement, affectivity, sudden rupture and repeated breakdown’; Ronald Jones compares it to transdisciplinarity; Seth Price wonders whether it is about the effect of digital production tools; Nina Power warns against its neo-Romantic vision.