07/03/2013 16' 3''

Gerald Raunig is a philosopher and art theorist who lives in Vienna. Drawing on and extending the theories of Foucault, Hardt, Negri, Adorno, Deleuze and Guattari amongst others, his work addresses the history of revolutionary and resistance movements and the role of art and artists in social struggles or, as he puts it, 'the concatenation of art and revolution' over the last two centuries.

Raunig's analysis of machinic capitalism and the link between art and activism, provides a thought-provoking framework for recent examples of what he calls Molecular Strike: from Tahrir Square in Cairo to the 15M civic taskforces in Spain and other post-credit-crunch uprisings, where radical inclusion, the reappropriation of space and time, and the absence of the subject, turned out to be key underlying elements of this globalised movement.

SON[I]A talks to Gerald Raunig about Molecular Revolution, philosophical activism, and the differences and similarities between recent social movements and those of the late nineteen sixties.

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