THE AUTONOMOUS CHEMICAL WEAPON: HOW SENTIENT OIL TOOK CONTROL OF OUR HISTORY – PART TWO

READ PART ONE HERE V. Petrohistory “Petropoliticial undercurrents, with oil as a global conspirator, function as Telluro-occultural lubricants on which everything slides, advancing in all directions." -- Cyclonopedia 130 Although they are not identical, the material history of oil is intertwined with the political history of its producers, and with the war machine. Once one … Continue reading THE AUTONOMOUS CHEMICAL WEAPON: HOW SENTIENT OIL TOOK CONTROL OF OUR HISTORY – PART TWO

THE AUTONOMOUS CHEMICAL WEAPON: HOW SENTIENT OIL TOOK CONTROL OF OUR HISTORY – PART ONE

“Capitalism was here even before human existence, waiting for a host.” -- Reza Negarestani, Cyclonopedia, 27 The contention is this: not only do we use oil, it uses us.  Not just oil, but the fossil trinity: oil, coal, and methane: each unique substances, and yet unified by the chemical energy stored in carbon bonds. Humanity … Continue reading THE AUTONOMOUS CHEMICAL WEAPON: HOW SENTIENT OIL TOOK CONTROL OF OUR HISTORY – PART ONE

ON MEMORIA

Memoria, the latest film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Joe), starts with a noise, a tangible noise. A ball has been pulled through space and the sedimental layers of our planet, and crashes irrevocably in our collective consciousness. From the beginning, we are grounded in an unplaceable ominous mood, with darkness and a bang. Set in Colombia - … Continue reading ON MEMORIA