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OPENINGS: JUSTIN BARTON AND MARK FISHER

One of fifty images from projection sequence by Justin Barton and Mark Fisher in collaboration with Andy Sharp accompanying Barton and Fisher’s On Vanishing Land, 2013, sound, 45 minutes.

“MEMORY DISORDER provides a compelling analogy for the glitches in capitalist realism,” claimed the cultural theorist Mark Fisher in 2009. Such glitches in the current socioeconomic order are explored in On Vanishing Land, 2013, an audio essay by Fisher and the writer and sound artist Justin Barton—their second joint venture in what one hopes is a continuing collaboration. The work, largely narrated by Barton atop an electronic music sound track, offers a psychogeographical recounting of a trip to southeast England—a landscape that leads Fisher and Barton to various provocative historical and theoretical reflections, all expressed through sound.

When visiting Suffolk’s coast, the pair discovered a terrain replete with ruins: World War II–era fortifications reveal geographical border zones, while Felixstowe’s container port, Britain’s busiest, evidences the incursions of

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