TO DO AWAY WITH FREEDOM

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TO DO AWAY WITH FREEDOM

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TO DO AWAY WITH FREEDOM or
HOW NOT TO ESCAPE ONE’S DESTINY or
FATAL AGAINST FRACTAL or
THIS WORLD WHICH THINKS US

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Jean Baudrillard

The player does not “believe in chance,” as we say. On the contrary, he pretends to abolish it with each roll of the dice. To explore the sequences and secret codes of the world, to be initiated by the world. And each winning game is the sign of the success of this initiation.

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Hotel Theory at REDCAT, 2015.

In 1996 at Whiskey Pete’s Hotel & Casino, Chris Kraus organized the Chance Event: “a three-day philosophy rave in the Nevada desert.” It was a convergence of the art world with philosophers, poets, and musicians in what was meant to be the Burning Man of French theory.  Jean Baudrillard’s lecture for Chance is published in conjunction with the exhibition Hotel Theory at REDCAT, 2015.

48 pages. Color photographs.