J.G. Ballard, Nicolas Ballet, Alexandra Bircken, Jimmy Desana, James Horton, Ana Jotta, Martin Laborde, Jonathan Martin, Sibylle De Laurens, Pascaline Morincôme, Clément Roussier, Catherine Roudé, Marion Scemama, William J. Simmons, Sabrina Tarasoff, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Charles Veyron, David Wojnarowicz.
Forty years (1955-1991) spent adapting to a world that doesn't want you. A strict yet joyful militancy, a total war of the sexes, pirate strategies, viral language and organisms turned against themselves. A slow unsticking of the skin, of the retina, like an awakening of some other part of your brain. Something which (for Daney, and for the others) meant “washing away the déjà-vu of images, and uncovering (exposing, driving out, making sweat) the power that wished them into being, and the power that would prefer that they left us cold.”
Octopus notes is a biannual journal that publishes critical essays, academic writings, interviews and artists' projects. Issue #8 marks a new start for the publication in 2018, which was previously formatted in three parts: a graduate thesis (opus), a conversation with an artist, or an artists' writing (propos), and a limited artists' edition (notes).