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Anti-Oculus is a work of conceptual espionage: an assemblage of polemical tracts complete with a gallery of graphic illustrations inspired by postmodern and pulp classics from Anti-Oedipus to Ways of Seeing.
Through the concept of “Ocularity”, the Acid Horizon crew trace the political, medical, and historical ways power sees us through its categories of control and counter-insurgency.
From the thermodynamics of policing in the cyberpunk present, to the psychiatric colonization of the image, to bodies that “go astray” in an increasingly reactionary society; Anti-Oculus maps out the ways we are captured under the eyes of cyber-capital, and provokes us to find each other in pursuit of emancipation, community, and new forms of life.
Acid Horizon is a podcasting collective of artists, musicians, and philosophers formed in 2020. With over 700,000 downloads across audio and video platforms to date, they have a dedicated listener base and online following.
“Conspire, panic, boil over, go astray — Anti-Oculus is an urgent manifesto on the chaos of life and the ecstasy of escape.”
“Anti-Oculus is a text that, despite its brevity, is so rich with insight and provocation that those who give themselves over to it will be mining it for years. It is the perfect extension of the Acid Horizon project, already a treasure trove for those interested in culture, philosophy and politics online.”