NO GUTS, NO GALAXY is a weekly series of artist-curated slideshows that expand upon the diverse subjects addressed in RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder, such as, the Downtown scene, early hip-hop and performance, Afrofuturism and cosmology, the mythology of Gothic Futurism, and the coercive power of language.
Carlo McCormick, co-curator of RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder, presents a motley historical collection of voices on the fringe; a kind of “last words” ultimatum from artists, activists and outsider figures. Cries of rage or calls for help, desperate times calls for desperate measures. Projects, gestures, hasty inscriptions and sophisticated marketing campaigns all collide in a hypertext of dread and desire. Including images from:
John Fekner, Vito Acconci, Rammellzee, Trevor Paglen, Icy & Sot, Ernest Zacharevic, Shepard Fairey, George Booruji, Freedom, Revs, the Situationist International, the Unabomber, Medieval monks and a special tribute to the student revolts of 1968 on their 50th anniversary.
Carlo McCormick is a pop culture critic, curator and Senior Editor of Paper magazine. His numerous books, monographs and catalogs include Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, and Dondi White: Style Master General. His work has appeared in Art in America, Art News, Artforum and many other publications.