Mollecular organization studies the functioning of semio-capitalism and develops soft technologies of cooperation, tools for building the impossible communities of abstract work and its performers. Molle is a laboratory of schizoanalysis. We operate in the soft stomach, “il ventre molle“, of arbitrary power. Or more precisely: we are the soft belly of arbitrary power. Mollecular organization is a group of losers, sad figures, dark souls, cynical opportunists and depressed princesses. We are not tough or macho, we are soft and wet, impotent and feeble. We don’t march or demonstrate. We have difficulties in getting up from the bed.  We are molle people, the future of cooperation.

Future Art Base fAb

The first public presentation of fAb

FRIDAY 15.4.2011

12.15-13.45 Pekka Piironen: Economy of Uncertainty. As a warm up: the final presentation of Pekka’s doctoral dissertation manuscript before formal examination. Room E-127, Aalto University School of Economics, Arkadia building, Lapuankatu 6.

14.15-16.00     Franco Berardi, Teemu Mäki, Akseli Virtanen: How to imagine a different future: What is fAb and why? Room E-128, Aalto University School of Economics, Arkadia building, Lapuankatu 6.

22.00-          Party at Siltanen, Hämeentie 13B. VJ set: Hugo Olim (PT) & Iván Torres Hdez (ES). Curtacy of AAVE.Alternative Audiovisual Event. www.aavefestival.org

For preparatory reading:

Franco Berardi and Akseli Virtanen: Parvi/Häiriö/Mielivalta. Niin et näin 3/2010

Franco Berardin haastattelu: Emme tarvitse kaikkea tätä paskaa. Niin et näin 3/2010

Pekka Piironen: Epävarmuuden talous

Pekka Piironen: But what should we do? The relationship between economy and multitude

 

Future Art Base (fAb) is a new semi-autonomous unit of artistic research and social innovation initiated at Aalto University School of Art & Design which has its premises now in Otaniemi. fAb studies and develops the basis of future art. It aims in strenghtening the radical artistic core of Aalto University. fAb is also becoming the coordination hub of the European ”post-university” research intiatives on creating the future of social imagination and has ”Art and Economy” as one of its main focus areas. fAb is the university wing of Mollecular organization where many of its members are doing their doctoral studies.

Franco “Bifo” Berardi is the founder of the legendary magazine A/traverso (1975-1981) and was part of the staff of Radio Alice, the first free radio station in Italy (1976-1978). Involved in the political movement of Autonomia in Italy during the 1970’s, he fled to Paris where he got to know Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault and worked with Felix Guattari in the field of schizoanalysis. During the 1980’s he contributed to the magazines Semiotexte (New York), Chimerees (Paris), Metropoli (Rome) and Musica 80 (Milan). In the 1990’s he published Mutazione e Ciberpunk (Genoa, 1993), Cibernauti (Rome, 1994) and was the co-founder of the e-zine rekombinant.org. In the last decade he has published foe example: Felix (Palgrave McMillan London 2008) and The Soul at Work (Semiotexte, Los Angeles 2010), Precarious Rhapsody (London, Tokyo, Buenos Aires 2009), Tietotyö ja prekaari mielentila [Infolabour and precarious states of mind], Tutkijaliitto, Helsinki 2006. He is currently a PhD student at Aalto university (Art & Economy research program at fAb) and a member of Future Art Base where he also teaches.

Teemu Mäki is an artist and the Professor of Fine Arts and Vice Director, Department of Art Aalto University School of Art and Design. He is a member of Future Art Base. www.teemumaki.com

Akseli Virtanen is the coordinator and research director of Future Art Base.

Pekka Piironen is a researcher and member of Mollecular organization and fAb. His doctoral thesis “Epävarmuuden talous” will be published this year in the Polemos-series of Tutkijaliitto.