1991 silly 1992 Time: 11.15pm Today’s been TOTALLY + ABSOLUTELY QUEER. It’s just been really wet + windy and just about everyone has been really bitchy and everyone had a mass fight (me, S, L, T, etc.) It’s a bit complicated really. I had a go at C this morning because I hate the wayContinue reading “July 3: Diaries 1991-2000”
Author Archives: Nina Power
July 2nd: Diaries 1991-2000
1991 you 1992 Time: 10.00pm What a pisser. I came on tonight and I’ve got Sports Day tomorrow. It’s not fair. J + me were flirting with each other all day. He kept putting his hand up my skirt,* typical! I found out that PW fancies me + he dumped J today. BF asked meContinue reading “July 2nd: Diaries 1991-2000”
[A version of this text was published in Socialist Register 2018 ed. Leo Panitch and Greg Albo] DIGITAL DEMOCRACY? NINA POWER We stand on the cusp of enormous change, both politically and technologically, and the two can hardly be separated at this point. To speak from the situation in the United Kingdom at the moment isContinue reading “Digital Democracy?”
What you really just want to say is – you cannot be friends with this person. Why can you not be friends with this person? Because ‘we’ have cancelled them already – didn’t you get the memo! – because we – this fragile cobweb called something like ‘the left’ or ‘the artworld’ or ‘antifa’ orContinue reading “Cancelled”
Black Sheep Boy: Scott (1967), Scott 2 (1968)
[A version of this text appeared in No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker, edited by Rob Young, London: The Wire, 2012] Black Sheep Boy Nina Power Scott (1967) Scott 2 (1968) What is the opposite of love? Cowardice? Loneliness? Hate? Should music ‘about’ love and its opposite (whatever that is) be lush, excessive, all-consuming, or shouldContinue reading “Black Sheep Boy: Scott (1967), Scott 2 (1968)”
I had originally decided not to respond to the bafflingly stupid and anonymous ‘Open Letter’ following the youtube stream I participated in with Justin Murphy and DC Miller on 28th Feb (which you can watch here if you want to see 1hr 30 of three people sitting in my office late at night drinking coffeeContinue reading
Artist, Heal Thyself!
A piece on themes of sickness in contemporary art and theory for ArtReview.
Review of Germaine Greer and Roxane Gay’s new books
For The Guardian.
Towards a Suspense Short Story of the Void
[Note: this story was written for and read out at the launch event of Objects of Feminism, South London Gallery, Wednesday, 8 November 2017] In 1983, Patricia Highsmith wrote a text called Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction. I decided to take up Highsmith’s guidelines from this text and very loosely apply them to the text I wroteContinue reading “Towards a Suspense Short Story of the Void”
In Memoriam Mark Fisher, January 13th
Mark on a seaside trip, c. mid-2000s There is a line in Byung-Chul Han’s book The Burnout Society that makes me think of you: ‘the violence of positivity does not deprive, it saturates; it does not exclude, it exhausts.’ You were the person who diagnosed this condition better than anyone else, always. You lived theContinue reading “In Memoriam Mark Fisher, January 13th”