Techniques of Aberrant Extraction: Transacting Surplus Acts in an Age of Speculation

Rosamond, Emily. 2020. Techniques of Aberrant Extraction: Transacting Surplus Acts in an Age of Speculation. In: Marsha Bradfield; Metod Blejec; Cinzia Cremona; Verina Gfader; Amy McDonnell and Eva Sajovic, eds. A Market of Values: Transacting. Bristol: Intellect Books. [Book Section] (Forthcoming)

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a response to #TransActing: A Market of Values
Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground
Chelsea College of Arts, London
11 July, 2015

Written in 2015 as a reflection on Critical Practice’s event TransActing: A Market of Values (2015), this essay questions how the experimental image of a concrete, stalls-and-sellers marketplace it presents relates to recent developments in financialized capitalism. Rather than serving as a quaint, regressive image of tangible, exchange-based economics, the experimental stalls-and-sellers market TransActing offers acts as a metonym, not a microcosm, for financialized modes of valuation – inviting thinking on the unexpected ways in which financial values intersect with both acts of buying and selling, and tropes of social engagement in contemporary art.

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4 October 2020Accepted

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16 Oct 2017 12:21

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