Tag: Tim Vogt

In betweens – Live Vjing

A demo of Francesco Tacchini’s impressive VJing at the Viral Utopias launch party hosted by Mute Magazine on 16th Nov is online…

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/54710612″>In betweens – Live Vjing</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/ruffnuff”>Francesco Tacchini</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


This is a demo of the live VJing performance Francesco did together with Tony Sampson (academic voice), Nik Vaughn (turntables)  and Tim Vogt (Bass) at Limehouse Town Hall in London (goo.gl/db0Lx)

Music credit: Alva Noto & Blixa Bargeld — Ret Marut Handshake. Big shout-out to Kieran Sullivan for his vital support on the visual side!! Check out his stuff: youtube.com/user/planetgrinder

All together now…

[Refrain One]

In between spontaneity and dictatorship

In between biology and culture

In between conscious and nonconscious

In between the refrain and the line of flight

In between attention and inattention

In between attraction and distraction

In between excitation and inhibition

In between glutamate and GABA

In between the real and the imagined

In between the virtual and the actual

In between presynapse and postsynapse

In between repetition and difference

In between work and play

In between the smooth and the striated

In between inter(neurons) and projection neurons

In between rhizomes and tree trunks

In between volition and mechanical habit

In between (and beyond) good and evil

In between utopia and dystopia

In between cognition and noncognition

In between thinking and feeling

In between stability and instability

In between the Self and the Other

In between Self and Nonself

In between desire and belief

In between the inside and the outside

In between good media studies and evil media studies

In between walking and falling over

In between filtering and amplifying

In between the heuristic and the recursive

In between subject and object

In between ritornellos and improvisation

In between imitation and nonimitation

In between the crowd and the dividual

In between the viral and the utopian

In between the in-between, in between the in-between, in between the in-between, in between the in-between, in between the in-between…

You can now see a video of the live performance (filmed on an i-phone, so quality is not that good) on the excellent Rhizomatika blog

Viral Utopias Update

The Virality part of this free event (see below) will now be a collaboration between Tim Vogt, Francesco Tacchini, Nik Vaughn and Tony D. Sampson. We will be responding to the idea(l) of a viral utopia using academic voice, VJing, bass guitar and turntable. 

Viral Utopia: What kind of Ontology is This?



Viral Utopias launch event on Friday November 16th

Viral Utopias

Friday November 16th – 7PM til 1AM @ LimehouseTown Hall

Panics, plagues, and politics. Countless times the death of politics, utopia and neoliberalism has been proclaimed… and just as many times the lumbering remains of our conceptual apparatuses dust themselves and trundle on again… mutating their movements in unfolding recombinatory patterns.

Come join us to celebrate the release of several new publications exploring this overlap between the utopian and the viral, the networked and the not-worked: Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks by Tony Sampson; Contract & Contagion: From Biopolitics to Oikonomia by Angela Mitropoulos; Open Utopia by Thomas More & Stephen Duncombe; and the current issue of Mute Magazine, ‘Becoming Impersonal’ Vol.3 #3.


Agit Disco DJs


Traum – London-based chanson for lovers of neo-romantisch perverse pop

Hungry Hearts – whisky filled gruff folk punk:


Limehouse Town Hall
646 Commercial Road
London E14 7HA




Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks – Tony D Sampson with Tim Vogt, Francesco Tacchini and Nik Vaughn http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/virality

Contract & Contagion: From Biopolitics to Oikonomia – Angela Mitropoulos

Open Utopia – Thomas More & Steve Duncombe

Mute, ‘Becoming Impersonal’, Vol.3 #3


Link to Mute Magazine