is an American born theorist, writer and translator, and the author of Escape the Overcode: Activist Art in the Control Society (Van Abbemuseum, 2009). He is professor of philosophy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and was the English editor of publications for Documenta X, Kassel, 1997. He is a frequent contributor to the journals Springerin (Austria), Brumaria (Spain) and Multitudes (France).
Art in arrested democracies
Is there a chance for self-transformation, and above all, social transformation, in a crisis that is not suffered but co-created? Brian Holmes says there is. The key lies in aesthetic experiences, where the breakdown of the dominant economic norm opens up a pathway toward autonomy. [more]
Global finance, precarious destinies
Where hard physics combines with traders' animal passions, financialized civilization becomes imbued with the relations between hunter and hunted. Systemic corruption produces the disconnect between the informational sky above our heads and the existential ground beneath our feet. [more]