The notion of being ‘available’ is important for exchange-based cultures such as ours. What does it mean to be ‘available’? There are different modalities of availability. For something to be exchanged it has to enter circulation and be rendered ‘available’ as such. Mechanisms for ‘making available’ are important socio-techologies. The new Collapse journal (photo) from Urbanomic is now available at Gleebooks. The first issue was apparently sent but never arrived. I am glad they are finally here! Available for sale.
Exchange is a kind of event of intermingling vectors. Not only of vectors that cross a threshold from elsewhere to enter into the here, but an acceleration within the moment of the purely conjunctural. This is apparent in Will Anderson’s comic routine and disposition as the “naughty boy” of Australian comedy. He was on hand to launch the new book for friend, Max Barry. Photos: in conversation and signing books. Max Barry is super talented and possibly one of my favourite authors. Plus I was very impressed with his general performance during the conversation. I see quite a few of these things now and he was good. A recording of the event should be available sometime this week. (Oh, and apparently the upcoming title of Max Barry’s new book is “The Exceptionals”. Or maybe he said “The Sexceptionals”? I am not sure.)
There is an alterity of exchange across forces and registers. Not only is there the conjunctural ‘here and now’ but the different vectors travel within their own spatialised time-space, or as Bergson might say, they have their own durations. Perhaps love is the conspiracy of congruently complicit phantasms that impregnate such events from different perspectives. It is a conspiracy of care for the interaction of pure exchange floating on the gentle vector-caresses and leaving its marks by dissolving into our bodies.
However, sometimes there is nothing gentle about it… Available for love.
(Just so no one thinks I am [too much of] an arsehole, she was mid-impromptu dance routine and not passed out in the hipster equivalent of a biker gang bang.)