There is a crucial grammatical difference between the words ‘commons’ and ‘commoning’. The grammar clearly distinguishes between the passive commons (noun) and the active commoning (verb or gerund, depending on its use). However, there is much more to it: the differentiation goes far beyond the realm of language niceties, metaphors, and obvious grammatical rules. Most importantly, the difference calls for clarification and reflection on economic and political ramifications when focussing on either of these concepts. … The Grammar and Politics of Commoning – Suzana Milevska
This is an interview between Prerna Bishnoi (LevArt) and Louis Henderson about his film “Black Code/Code Noir” (20:50 min / HD video / 2015) that was screened at LevArt’s premises on 19th January, 2018, as part of the workshop ‘PARK. “…of the Commons”’.
At the beginning of the film screening at LevArt I read out the first paragraph of Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s poetic text published in E-flux in March 2010 called Debt and Study: http://www.e-flux.com/journal/14/61305/debt-and-study/ … Screening Black Code/Code Noir: an interview with Louis Henderson