Live Blog from GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon

Yakult
The White Pube

October 7, 2017

SHUMON BASAR & FATIMA AL QADIRI:::

ADAM THIRLWELL & MARINA WARNER

desert storm

i remember

there was a shiny new mall,,, i have never been to Dubai but i always look at it on google earth ahaha. i always wonder, how do they decide where the marble mall ends and the sand begins? How beautiful! that the space it occupies is like it’s been copied n pasted on SIMS;;; that the land is too feral to tame, what if the sand just blows onto the marble, and subsumes, swallows the mall;;;; what do they do? do they have a lil sweeper who keeps the line nice n tidy???

jinn; LMAO a muslim ghost;;; that video of a woman possessed by a jinn n she was singing Rihanna’s Wild Thoughts n all the twitter akhis were using it to prove that music is haram.

“did Jinns survive the war? did they survive modernisation” or were they flattened by the marble floors of a new mall?

BELIEF SYSTEMS AS A RITUAL AGAINST INSANITY???? - - i am not sure what this means u kno

SOFTWARE AS MAGIC, AS JINN.

everyone keeps talking about machines as labouring bodies, as another potential ally in the fight against insidious capitalism;;;; wouldn’t it be gr8 if also jinn were allied alongside fighting crapitalism. how powerful! supernatural allies

jinn can hide in pomegranate seeds - they are ambivalent about their bodies.

- ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ like a macbook effect, when u open and close ur applications, mine r on genie mode so when the window closes it squishes down small and disappears into the icon. - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~ - ~

— - - - - force rather than being affected by morality

DREAMS, JINN, SPIRITS, GHOSTS, CHARACTERS IN A PLAY, e t c

i am scared i will run out of words, i am worried i’ll summon them from within me and the computer will say no; 404 error not found;

i read something a few months ago about spirits and the occult;;; that they were the same, or parallel to the kind of knowledge that is gendered as female;;;; unquantified, unqualified knowledge; the knowledge of the body, the corporeal, the felt, the somatic and the irrational gut. it makes me smile-nervous to think about the way we, TWP write;;;; criticism that is soft, tender, felt, subjective knowledge. Hot-takes as valuable, all this lumped and messy in the same area; the same circle of the Venn diagram.

Everyone keeps saying bout the ghost in the machine,,,,

(do u remember that episode of the Mighty Boosh where Vince mixes up the Occult & Yakult?)

(it feels like i’m experiencing that kind of mix up; i don’t think i have the capacity to understand all the references)