In Perpetuity is about magic. A magic that has been stolen from our bodies – emptied of their sensuous connections to the world by destructive economic processes that wreak havoc on the living. Capitalist social relations condemn us to a life of wage labour that is dependent upon a pre-occupation with the future. Economics functions through speculation, through fictions of an indeterminate future. This speculative time destroys the possibilities of the present by foreclosing a channel of action directed toward the production of surplus profit at the demands of the economy. Bodies are put to work to this end (human and non-human, living and non-living), and the notion of labour can evocatively thus become a notion of the living dead – their magic obscured by their reduction into exchange value for sale in markets.