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Materialism Research Lab:

Borna Radnik:

Who’s Afraid of Subjectivity?


Dialectics, Materialism, and Contradiction

Ray Brassier:

Posthuman Pragmatism: Selecting Power

The Human: From Subversion to Compulsion

Sami Khatib

“Sensuous Supra-Sensuous”: The Aesthetics of Real Abstraction

Marx, Real Abstraction, and the Question of Form

 Alberto Toscano

Towards a Realism of the Abstract

Real Abstraction and the Critique of Juridical Ideology

"A Phantom with Limbs of Steel": Fascism and Real Abstraction

Conrad Hamilton
Marxism: Science or Humanism

Staying With Sohn-Rethel: On the Embryosis of Capital

Jaleh Mansoor

‘Universal Prostitution’ or Concrete Abstraction: Notes on Francis Picabia’s Diagnostic Dada Diagrams

Roberto Finelli

The abstraction of capital versus the abstraction of money: the hypothesis of a debate between K. Marx and A. Sohn-Rethel

Richard Seaford

Real Abstraction and Early Greek Philosophy

Jason Moore

The Modern Dangerous Words: Man, Nature, and the Worldwide Class Struggle

Frank Engster

The Blind Spot in Sohn-Rethel and in Marxist Critique: The Technique of Measurement

Paul Reynolds

Real Abstraction: Some Thoughts on Sexuality and Embodied Pleasure

Maya Gonzalez

Real Abstraction and the Logic of Gender

Matthew McManus

Marxism: Science or Humanism


Sahej Rahal: Comic – The Etymology of Insaan

Yvette Granata: Creative short text, co-authored by the AI RNN in the Data-Slime piece.

Hadi Bastani: Towards a Decelerationist Manifesto

Sepideh Majidi - Zohreh Eksiri Farsi Translation of Reza Negarestani's ‘Undercover Softness’

Sepideh Majidi: 0Ocean

Kaushik Varma: Noema: Conception of Form and Meaning in AI

Sabeen Chaudhry: #Cloudbusting

Kiran Mehra: Neu Theory


Gerard Carson: Coalition 32

Julian Mathews: Beyond_Woke_Problematic 

Bochra Taboubi: HUMAN ABYSS

Kiran Mehra: Neu Theory

Rodrigo Gutierrez: The Stone and The Ripples

Gagan Singh: The imagined Erotic World 

Kaushik Varma: Noema: Conception of Form and Meaning in AI

Lil Lonely: Narcissus as Narcosis and The Dichotomy of Cyberspace and the Facade

Veda Thozhur Kolleri: 

Sarah Fallah: ReverCity

Hallidonto: Omega Externo &  Hivemind Omega

VR, Games, Interactive art

Yvette Granata: Xenovision (Artifacts of Parabiological Bias), VR, 2020 &  Data-Slime, VR, 2019

Sahej Rahal: an AI program - Juggernaut & Shrota

Hallidonto: Cyborg Cadavers piece

Film- Video

Sahej Rahal: Forerunner- Film

Felice Grodin and AdrienneRose Gionta: 2041

Umber Majeed: Hypersurface of the Present & Trans-Pakistan Zindabad

Gerard Carson: Emergence (animation)

Bochra Taboubi:  Identifying Drive System

Ash Coates:

Mo Chu:

Sepideh Majidi: Island

Hoçâ Cové-Mbede: ReifiCO2tion: Into the packaging aesthetics of CO2-Necrophilia 

Diane Edwards: Sour Dirt

XUAN Ye: What Nebula, What Hyperbolic Light, What Flora and Fauna
Bassem Saad: Kink Retrograde

Simin  Azarpour and Mehdi rafi Cyclo-analysis (Variations 1,2,3) 

Kiymet Dastan Memrory Burn

Eunsol Lee Construction of a Virtual World 


Lecture Performance-Artist talk

Nadim Choufi Entangle for the Alien to Continue

Kiran Mehra Neu theory 


THe exhibition Limitrophy is the fourth edition of an ongoing exhibition in foreign objekt Research network. 


Ed.1 Foreign objekt

Ed.2 Immutaion

Ed-3 transformative formations

Ed-4 Limitrophy 


Foreign Objekt: an exploration through catastrophe, cyber-chaos, fracture, and collapse, totally strange, hyper-chaotic, disintegrated and alien.

An investigation into the future, with some questions: Can we imagine “the outside of thought” and is it outside the realm of language? How can we think about possible bodies—alien forms with different cognitive states? What is a Foreign Object? What is the collapse of consciousness? How do we experience events that cannot be scientifically measured—failed measurements? What does it mean to compute something uncomputable?


Immutation explores the tension between possible worlds and what we take to be possible; the catastrophic, peculiar encounter with that which is fundamentally different. Not to explain how our reality can change, but how a process can reach change, without a transformation of the same world. With a catastrophic pursuit—we are looking at fictional worlds, possible worlds, and science fictional worlds and their constructions, as a matter of investigation, with traceable or muted ingredients and parts from our worlds.

transformative formations looking at the collective methodologies of local political/social formations that allow transformations or alterations at the level of global structures. There are two main questions: What are the transformative powers of local formations? Moreover, what are Transformative Formations?


Limitrophy Through the initial research we have looked at the defects and limitations of the local spaces and their particular constitutions. From there we are looking at the boundaries between the local structure and the universe of which it is a part. When we can answer the question of what the boundaries are, we can then violate or transgress them.


Limitrophy offers a strategy for questioning the validity of those perceived boundaries by identifying gaps, spaces, discontinuities, through surveying the interstitial space between that which constitutes and that which deviates.--

                                                                                          Jacques Derrida

Limitrophy is therefore my subject. Not just because it will concern what sprouts or grows at the limit, around the limit, by maintaining the limit, but also what feeds the limit, generates it, raises it, and complicates it. Everything I'll say will consist, certainly not in effacing the limit, but in multiplying its figures, in complicating, thickening, delinearizing, folding, and dividing the line precisely by making it increase and multiply. . . . [The limit] has an abyss: The discussion is worth undertaking once it is a matter of determining the number, form, sense, or structure, the foliated consistency, of this abyssal limit, these edges, this plural and repeatedly folded frontier. Jacques Derrida

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