Asystems is an experimental publication developed by The Actual School as an output mechanism. Objects are released to participate in relevant discourses regarding cultural flux and the consequences of production. Actual dispatches Asystems to produce organized objects and renders them capable within an ideology and model of continuous labor; these objects are morphic based on their potential and are formed into either .iso files, mixes, or tracks.
The .iso file format takes an expansive work and aggregates it into a disk image for download. Within each .iso is a multi-media approach toward a designed thesis that develops the density and multiplicity of surplus found through comprehensive work. To ensure this, we alloy the disk images under the axiomatic of The Actual School — research, discourse, direction, production — as well as the Asystemic extension approach: flexion, disruption, and quietization. These methods are inherent to each release and Asystems deposits creative labor into these economized archive objects to be pragmatic in use, aesthetic in organization, and dense in array.
Mix and Track are works for feed. They are reliant on the fluctuation and flow of exterior creative platforms. Mix is an open-for-submission system that aims to intersect the feed with works that flexibly participate as well as asystemize with the aforementioned methods. Track is a closed system functioning as a heavily curated means of composing reliable music that disrupt Asystems with an intention for accuracy. The Actual School extends works from its seminars into these mechanisms.
As a radicle of The Actual School, Asystems is a partial viewpoint of a larger discourse surrounding the production of objects. Its function is to concentrate the works on this site as “Total,” as well as provide access to other machines under the Actual program. Reach out to Asystems or any compartment of the School for purposes of discourse or production.