• Works for Works, Book 1: Useless Beauty

    Author(s):
    Gavin Keeney (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Art + Law
    Subject(s):
    Intellectual property, Art, Law, Neoliberalism, Nihilism
    Item Type:
    Monograph
    Tag(s):
    Political Economy, Theological Ethics, Anti-capitalism
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/fcpe-6q90
    Abstract:
    Written across the years 2017 to 2020, Useless Beauty surveys past, present, and – foremost – futural opportunities for the creation and editioning of nominally “useless” works of artistic scholarship. The book is also a Situationist-inspired “report on situations” and was developed across time- and performance-based works in artistic longing through the Out of India Collective and the Metropolitan Transmedia Authority (OOI-MTA), an artist-scholars’ collective originating in Ahmedabad, India, in February 2017. W4W1, as project, concerns the negotiation of the so-called knowledge commons (formerly General Intellect) and the development of new means toward no ends, in opposition to the edicts and ravages of the neoliberal, art-academic industrial complex. W4W2, currently under development through a second PhD project (in Philosophy of Art at the Institute of Philosophy, ZRC-SAZU, Ljubljana, Slovenia), as successor project, will establish the elective protocols for a “no rights” idiom for works of artistic scholarship with the negation of intellectual property rights and abject careerism as stepping stones toward a wholly new ecosystem for intentionally useless works in the Arts and Humanities – viz., literary-artistic works of no use and/or interest to Capital.
    Notes:
    CONTENTS Preface: (Ir)real Subsummation – Acknowledgements – Introduction: The Artist-Scholar – Privilegio in the Venetian Renaissance – The Editioning of Works – Lived Law and “Works for Works” – Prior Art and Things Given – In Search of Benevolent Capital – The Spilled Cup: Part I – The Spilled Cup: Part II – The Icons of IRWIN – Preposterous Presentism – Agent Intellect and Black Zones – “The Law Disappears …” – Appendices – Bibliography
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