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QOQQOON (cocoon) is a webzine for writing by artists. We also republish hard-to-find pdfs online. In our current issue (#6), we are thinking about how to be an artist? Submissions are welcome. Edited by Leigh Tennant and Steven Cottingham. Published on unceded, traditional, and ancestral Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories (Vancouver, Canada) since 2018. ISSN 2563-4364.

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Various reflections on “artistic” practice and life, or How not to be an artist?
10/01/2021
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If I were asked to characterize the present state of affairs, I would describe it as “After the orgy”. The orgy in question was…

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Not-all artists are idiots! (Or, hell hath no fury…)
10/01/2021
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This statement sounds trite, or worse, mean-spirited. But if we consider the Lacanian concept of the idiot, we may not be able to dismiss…

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A nutter essay (peership)
03/01/2021
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In Lacanian psychoanalysis, art is taken up as having something to teach psychoanalysis about the unconscious and the historical structures of discourse. Art becomes…

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Clinique (of less compromise)
07/01/2020
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Prohibition has openly mutated to what both Freud and Lacan had revealed as its truth: a will to jouissance, a push to enjoy, to…

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Trashitas
01/01/2020
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The more saints, the more laughter; that’s my principle, to wit, the way out of capitalist discourse—which will not constitute progress, if it happens…

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QOQQOON/Some key terms: Postconceptualism, the Supplicative Discourse, and Conceptual Materialism
QOQQOON/Some key terms: Postconceptualism, the Supplicative Discourse, and Conceptual MaterialismSome key terms: Postconceptualism, the Supplicative Discourse, and Conceptual Materialism
01/01/2020
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All things being singular (Mad in craft)
05/01/2019
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I essentially am not in madness, but mad in craft. –William Shakespeare, Hamlet This essay will take a closer look at what is an…

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QOQQOON/The Means of Discursive Production
QOQQOON/The Means of Discursive ProductionThe Means of Discursive Production
05/01/2019
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In defence of conceptual art (A still too small (s)crap of being)
10/01/2018
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Over the last decade we have witnessed a supposed re-materialization of the “dematerialized art object”1—a trend we’ve seen emerge in contemporary art that can…

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QOQQOON/Introduction: Notes on a Conceptual Materialism
QOQQOON/Introduction: Notes on a Conceptual MaterialismIntroduction: Notes on a Conceptual Materialism
10/01/2018
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