2021, Thu, Jun 102021, Sat, Jun 12

Acid Communism

Spectres of the Counterculture

To what extent do the forgotten utopias of the 1960s and 70s haunt the twenty-first century? And under what material and psychological conditions could they emerge?

The conference is dedicated to the past and present of countercultures and subcultures. The contributors will deal in theory, art and practice with the idea of “acid communism” as articulated in the unfinished book by theorist Mark Fisher, who died in 2017. “Acid” refers to the psychedelic culture of the late 1960s and early 70s including its mind-altering effects.

Curated by Pascal Jurt and Christian Werthschulte

With Bernd Cailloux, Diedrich Diederichsen, Jeremy Gilbert, Owen Hatherley, Helen Hester, Nadia Idle, Keir Milburn, Maurizio Lazzarato, Cord Riechelmann, Barbara Sichtermann McKenzie Wark, Alex Williams and others