RIP Mark Fisher

Discussion in 'theory, philosophy & history' started by gawkrodger, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Gutted to hear that Mark Fisher passed away yesterday.

    He produced some great work.

    Capitalist Realism is an utter cracker of a book
     
    Gramsci likes this.
  2. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

  3. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    I was just working out where to post this thread... very insightful writer on a load of things.
     
  4. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Blimey. That i did not expect.

    (edit: what a crass comment, why on earth would i or anyone?)
     
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    From the Otolith Group:

     
  6. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I disagreed with him about a lot of things. Inevitably things got quite heated on the internet on occasion. I had hoped I was going to carry on disagreeing with him for years to come too. Very sad.
     
    Lepton likes this.
  7. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

  9. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

  10. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    good idea

    this lecture is great.

     
  11. SqueakyBumTime

    SqueakyBumTime Banned Banned

    Seems like a nice guy.
     
  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    .
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2017
  13. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Such a shame, Capitalist Realism was a massive eye opener for my early twenty something self.

    He's only one of four speakers here but I think this may be of interest to some.

     
    DJWrongspeed likes this.
  14. eoin_k

    eoin_k Lawyer's fees, beetroot and music Enforced Holiday

    I met him about a year ago. Seemed like a really decent a thoughtful person.
    RIP and thoughts to his loved ones.
     
  15. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Blood hell. :( That it was apparently suicide (wiki) will make it even harder for his family. I know he wrote about depression (I've read the capitalist realism stuff but not that book). RIP.
     
  16. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    'Capitalist Realism' does hint at his despair at the changing world. Will read his later texts. RIP to a unique voice.
     
  17. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Must admit ,I've never come across him to my knowledge but heard about his death on twitter . Having looked into him,I regret not being aware of him as he sounds up my street . RIP.
     
  18. spliff

    spliff New Member

    I ditto that (apart from the twitter bit) just watched the lecture in Post #10 and found it quite enlightening, RIP.
     
    Miss-Shelf and marty21 like this.
  19. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    longish obit and and interview in the quietus, although this line made me wince a little

    oof.
     
    mrs quoad likes this.
  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    .
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2017
    Rutita1 and sunnysidedown like this.
  21. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

    "Class consciousness is fragile and fleeting. The petit bourgeoisie which dominates the academy and the culture industry has all kinds of subtle deflections and pre-emptions which prevent the topic even coming up, and then, if it does come up, they make one think it is a terrible impertinence, a breach of etiquette, to raise it." MF
     
    Ralph Llama, gawkrodger and Rutita1 like this.
  22. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Entirely back to front ond on the wrong ground of course

    Unless he meant class rather than class consciousness. The Class in itself, before it comes to consciousness - that is, middle class formal recognition and 'for itself' - it's what's not fragile and not fleeing. The idea that you're above the class and can say stuff like the above, that's what's based on steam, air and wind.
     
  23. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

    It's a quote taken from a wider piece that may need to be read in context.

    Exiting the Vampire Castle

    I read it as the reluctance of discussing the subject of class, but you are right, it is (at the end of the day) on the wrong ground.
     
  24. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    omnipeta and gawkrodger like this.
  25. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Cheers Danny. Just read this one:
    Peter Kay and the myth of the ordinary: Cradle to Grave | New Humanist
    I normally like Peter Kay but only survived, literally, about 10 seconds of watching cradle to the grave. Hadn't realised it was based on Baker's book, might go back to it. Really liked Fisher's take on Kay and Baker, particularly this bit:
    Perhaps I should away to the Really Obvious Shit thread with this :facepalm:, but I'd never quite put into words how observational comedy actually works - reminding you of something you knew but had never identified as 'a thing'.
     
  26. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

     
    gawkrodger and danny la rouge like this.
  27. Lepton

    Lepton Enişte

    So sad for his family's loss R.I.P Mark Fischer
     
  28. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Not cpgb mark fischer
     
  29. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    This is happening over the following few months - associated book/collection here.

    THE FISHER-FUNCTION
    VISUAL CULTURES PUBLIC PROGRAMME
    GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
    27 April - 8 June 2017
    THURSDAYS, 17:00-19:30

    [INGRESS / INFO]

    WEEK ONE: 27 APRIL
    POST-CAPITALIST DESIRE
    with Plan C

    WEEK TWO: 4 MAY
    GOOD FOR NOTHING
    with Fresh New Anxieties

    WEEK THREE: 11 MAY
    MY CHEST WAS FULL OF EELS, PUSHING THROUGH MY USUAL SKIN (DESCENT INTO THE XEN0CEAN)

    WEEK FOUR: 18 MAY
    FOR YOUR UNPLEASURE: THE HAUTEUR-COUTURE OF GOTH
    with Gazelle Twin

    WEEK FIVE: 25 MAY
    ON VANISHING LAND
    with Justin Barton

    WEEK SIX: 1 JUNE
    INTRODUCTION TO FLATLINE CONSTRUCTS

    WEEK SEVEN: 8 JUNE
    MUR MUR [8::1] 0D><CCRU
    with Maggie Roberts (0rphan Drift)
     
  30. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Smokeandsteam likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice