We are a group of Amsterdam University based students of New Media. In this blog we present our project – an interpretation of Henri Lefebvre’s seminal book “Rhythmanalysis” (1992). The content of the blog “Rhythm of Capitalism” includes several videos/short movies that we made inspired by Lefebvre’s writings on rhythmanalysis (videos are followed by the quotes). Our videos employ main themes of Lefebvre’s book such as rhythm and capitalism, critique of everyday life, rhythm, sound and the city, flows of capital and flows of crowds etc. The videos are not meant to illustrate the book but rather to engage into the theory of Lefebvre in depth through practice, through observation and art. Moreover, the blog contains several additional readings to the topic and other activist/artist projects based on the same themes.
This is an open-ended project. Therefore, we encourage the visitors of the blog to join us into the journey of an acute rhythmanalyst and to contribute your own observations, impressions and ideas.