Evan Calder Williams

is the author of Combined and Uneven Apocalypse; Roman Letters; Shard Cinema; and, forthcoming, The Grid Aflame. He is the translator, with David Fernbach, of Mario Mieli's Towards a Gay Communism. He teaches theory at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and film production at Cooper Union. He is the cofounder of Thirteen Black Cats, a research and production collective for moving images, and is a member of the Viewpoint editorial collective.

Rattling Devils

Rattling Devils

The point is to place the human oper­a­tor back in the frame, to ask after those who tend­ed the machine before it was avail­able as a spec­ta­cle, and to lis­ten to how they under­stood what they were tan­gled in the midst of. 

Invisible Organization: Reading Romano Alquati

Invisible Organization: Reading Romano Alquati

At the end of his 1975 intro­duc­tion to his sem­i­nal 1964 Classe Opera­ia arti­cle, “Strug­gle at FIAT,” Romano Alquati con­cludes his reflec­tion with a com­pressed glance back toward one of the impass­es that faced him and the oth­er “clas­si­cal” work­erists as they tried to artic­u­late the ear­ly days of what would become two decades of social war, from the 1960 magli­ette a righe (the “striped shirt”) rebel­lions of Genoa on to a Hot Autumn, a Creep­ing May, and a range of oth­er sea­sons, months, and years irrev­o­ca­bly marked by bit­ter strug­gle against cap­i­tal and its stew­ards.