McKenzie Wark

McKenzie Wark

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MA Aesthetics and Politics, Theorist In Residence, January 2021

  • Wednesday, January 20, 10am-1pm
  • Friday, January 22, 10am-1pm
  • Monday, January 25, 10am-1pm


McKenzie Wark is the author, among other things, of Capital is Dead (Verso Books), Sensoria (Verso Books), Reverse Cowgirl (Semiotexte) and various other things. Her next book is Philosophy for Spiders: On the Low Theory of Kathy Acker, to be published by Duke University Press in fall 2021. She is currently editing a special issue of eflux journal on trans | fem | aesthetics, to be published in Spring 2021. She was awarded the Thoma Prize for digital art writing in 2019. She is professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College, the undergraduate liberal arts division of The New School, in New York City.


TUESDAY JANUARY 19, 10am-1pm (CalArts students only)

SEMINAR SESSION 1: “Capital is Dead: Is This Something Worse?”

McKenzie Wark


Wark, Capital is Dead.



PUBLIC LECTURE 1: “Philosophy for Spiders: On Kathy Acker”

McKenzie Wark; in conversation with Matias Viegener


FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 10am-1pm

PUBLIC LECTURE 2: “The Cis Gaze”

McKenzie Wark; Introduced and moderated by Andrea Fontenot


MONDAY JANUARY 25, 10am-1pm (CalArts students only)

SEMINAR SESSION 2: “Dysphoric Planet”

McKenzie Wark


Wark, Molecular Red, Preface and Conclusion.

Wark, General Intellects, Paul Preciado.


**Mark Your Calendars: Theorist in Residence, January 2022: Saidiya Hartman.**