This text results from KAFCA (Knowledge Against Financial Capitalism) conference, which was held in Macba, Barcelona, 1-3 december, 2011.
In Postfordism, conceptual and logical schema play a decisive role and cannot be reduced to fixed capital in so far as they are inseparable from the interaction of a plurality of living subjects. The ‘general intellect’ includes formal and informal knowledge, imagination, ethical tendencies, mentalities and ‘language games’. Thoughts and discourses function in themselves as productive ‘machines’ in contemporary labour and do not need to take on a mechanical body or an electronic soul. The matrix of conflict and the condition for small and great ‘disorders under the sky’ must be seen in the progressive rupture between general intellect and fixed capital that occurs in this process of redistribution of the former within living labour2.
It works through an infinite biological reproducibility of body-images.What, then, are the possible strategies that a body can implement, in order to destroy from within its visual performative injunction to reproduce its own enslavement? Embodied images are devices of financial power, but they can also be empowering for bodies, when they are free. What are the images that destroy from within the bonds of capitalistappropriation? How to tearoffthe devicesandmediaimages thatare embedded (incorporated, prosthetized) in our bodies?