Community Event: Varieties of Capitalist Realism


When:
May 12, 2018 @ 7:10 pm – 8:40 pm
2018-05-12T19:10:00+00:00
2018-05-12T20:40:00+00:00
Where:
12th Avenue Arts
1620 12th Avenue
Seattle
Contact:
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)

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Sponsored by Red May Seattle

Annie McClanahan, Johanna Isaacson, Christopher Nealon

Capitalist Realism is a term coined by Mark Fisher. He argued that we live under an aesthetic regime equivalent to Socialist Realism in the U.S.S.R., a style of knowing and representing which mediates (and deforms) the reality of the so-called Free Market. Fisher’s insight still resonates, as a look at artistic depictions of Post-Financial crisis austerity confirms. Annie McClanahan, author “Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and 21st Century Culture,” will talk about “Tip Work, Gig Work, Sex Work, and Contemporary TV.” Johanna Isaacson, author of “The Ballerina and The Bull”, will talk about “It Follows: Contemporary Horror and the Feminization of Labor.” Poet Chris Nealon, author of “The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in the American Century,” will moderate.