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Time is Away - Countercultural Bohemia as Prefiguration

London, 22.03.21

This programme was commissioned by the ICA as part ‘For k-punk’, an online event to mark the publication of Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures of Mark Fisher by Repeater Books. ‘For k-punk’ invited five artists and musicians to respond to the themes and provocations of Fisher’s final lectures. In ‘Countercultural Bohemia as Prefiguration’, the second lecture in the series, Fisher harnesses the psychedelic possibilities of consciousness-raising, as a process for feminists in particular, to propose ‘the abolition of the family’, a once-popular and recently resurgent feminist goal. Time is Away extends Fisher’s proposition by listening to the voices of people who explored alternative visions of how to live together.

With thanks to Natasha Eves, Matt Colquhoun and Sara Sassanelli; special thanks to Sweat Mother ( ), who made the images and captions which accompanied the online event.