Utopien und Aporien des Noise. In: Testcard # 26. Utopie
Drawing mainly on the work of Paul Hegarty, David Novak, Kai Ginkel, and Mattin, this paper (in German) considers harsh noise music as a utopian practice aimed at transgressing the limits of language and subjecthood, offering an ‚antidote‘ to the information overload in today’s industrialised societies. Similarly, the DIY ethos and anti-commodities (cassettes) of the noise subculture are discussed as symbolic acts of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market, their trade being a parody of sorts of ‚properly‘ profit-oriented markets practices.