Filed under journal | Tags: · art, borders, film, literature, video art
“The idea for this issue arose when we begin working on our film A Border Musical, whose screenplay is also printed here. This film is based on a study of the situation on both sides of the Russian-Norwegian border: we were interested in how a range of differences, which inevitably serve as sources of conflict in border areas, shape the subjectivity of people in daily contact with each other.” (from the Editorial)
Published on the occasion of the Barents Spectacle 2013 in collaboration with Border Aesthetics.
Edited by Dmitry Vilensky
Published in February 2013
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Filed under journal | Tags: · black metal, music
Helvete is an open access electronic and print journal dedicated to continuing the mutual blackening of metal and theory inaugurated by the Black Metal Theory Symposia. Not to be confused with metal studies, music criticism, ethnography, or sociology, Black Metal Theory is a speculative and creative endeavor, one which seeks ways of thinking that count as Black Metal events — and indeed, to see how Black Metal might count as thinking. Theory of Black Metal, and Black Metal of theory. Mutual blackening. Therefore, we eschew any approach that treats theory and Metal discretely, preferring to take the left-hand path by insisting on “some kind of connaturality between the two, a shared capacity for nigredo.”
Issue 1: Incipit includes: Zareen Price, “Dilation: Editor’s Preface” — Janet Silk, “Open a Vein: Suicidal Black Metal and Enlightenment” — Timothy Morton, “At the Edge of the Smoking Pool of Death: Wolves in the Throne Room” — Elodie Lesourd, “Baptism or Death: Black Metal in Contemporary Art, Birth of a New Aesthetic Category” — Amelia Ishmael, “The Night is No Longer Dead; it has a life of its own” [featuring artwork by: Alexander Binder, Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert, Ibrahim R. Ineke, Alessandro Keegan, Irena Knezevic, Allen Linder, Gean Moreno, and Nine Yamamoto-Masson] — David Prescott-Steed, “Frostbite on My Feet: Representations of Walking in Black Metal Visual Culture” — Daniel Lukes, “Black Metal Machine: Theorizing Industrial Black Metal” — Joel Cotterell, “This is Armageddon: The Dawn Motif and Black Metal’s Anti-Christian Project”
Issue 1, Winter 2013
Edited by Amelia Ishmael, Zareen Price, Aspasia Stephanou, Ben Woodard
Publisher Punctum Books, Brooklyn, NY, 9 April 2013
Creative Commons Licence BY-NC-ND 3.0
ISBN 0615758282, 9780615758282
Filed under journal | Tags: · actor-network-theory, ecocriticism, ecomaterialism, environment, landscape, materiality, medieval studies, middle ages, nature
postmedieval is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal in medieval studies that aims to bring the medieval and modern into productive critical relation.
“The latest issue of postmedieval takes up Jane Bennett’s challenge in the last chapter of her book Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things to rethink environment and landscape from an actor-network point of view. Focusing upon the meeting of ecocriticisim with other modes of theoretical and critical inquiry, ecomaterialism creates a forum where the materiality of the world obtains the complicated agency and lack of catastrophe that environmental criticism too often does not grant. We focus upon the living elements earth, air, water, fire, and their medial instantiations: cloud, road, glacier, abyss. Rather than a traditional ecocritical mode that traces the interface of human with landscape, we are interested in reconceiving ecomaterial spaces and objects as a web of co-constituitive and hybrid actants.”
Edited by Jeffrey Cohen and Lowell Duckert
Publisher Macmillan, 2013
Filed under journal | Tags: · composition, electroacoustic music, improvised music, music, music criticism, noise
First issue of an online music journal featuring pieces on Wandelweiser collective, Ralf Wehowsky, Vanessa Rosetto, AEU, Kevin Drumm, Graham Lambkin, and more.
Edited by Mark Flaum, Jon Abbey (of Erstwhile Records)
Published on 24 March 2013
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Filed under journal | Tags: · art, ethics, labour, theory, work
The relationship between freedom and work is a complex one. For some, they are considered opposites: ‘true’ freedom is possible only once the necessity of work is removed, and a life of luxury attained. For others, work itself provides an opportunity to achieve a sense of freedom and authenticity. In recent years for example, advances in human resource management have promoted hard work, a deep sense of commitment to one’s job, and the acceptance of working conditions that are ostensibly exploitative, as offering the promise of freedom. Recent corporate and entrepreneurial celebrations of playfulness also provide examples of the deep entanglement of contemporary forms of knowledge work with ideals of freedom.
In this issue of ephemera, our contributors inquire into the relation between freedom and work. They ask, for example, whether it is even possible to free oneself from ideals of freedom? Or is the fantasy of an imagined place of freedom, the utopia in which no work taints our lives, simply too prevalent? It may be the case that in contemporary life, we fool ourselves yet further when we ask for freedom within our working life. But can we free ourselves from the very prospect of freedom?
Volume 13, Number 1
Publisher ephemera editorial collective in association with MayFlyBooks, February 2013
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative 3.0 Unported license
Filed under journal | Tags: · art, art criticism, contemporary art, photography
Paper Monument is a print journal of contemporary art published by n+1 and designed by Project Projects.
Edited by Naomi Fry, Dushko Petrovich, Prem Krishnamurthy, Jessica Slaven, and Roger White
Publisher n+1 Foundation, Brooklyn, New York
84 pages each
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Filed under journal | Tags: · activism, citizenship, democracy, human rights, migration, refugees
“The refugee protests in many EU countries have succeeded in drawing widespread public attention and produced a strong media echo. There is hope that the activism of the refugees and their supporters will at least produce improvements in regards to the violation of human rights in asylum procedures which even contradict rules established by the Geneva Convention.
However, the protests far surpass the legal realm. They raise the fundamental question if and how today’s governmental procedures are compatible with democracy, if and how democracy can be viewed and realized in a globalized order that is influenced by dramatic social, economical and political injustices.
In whatever this “we” of those with documents may consist, genuine democratic citizenship today can only be realized /with/ those who have no documents, with Sans-Papiers. In this sense fleeing is a movement that erases the traces and mechanisms of identification, but at the same time it also means to take refuge – not as an object or a victim, but as self-determined occupation of territories, be they protest camps, churches or new homes.” (from the Editorial)
With contributions by Etienne Balibar, Stefan Nowotny, Amine Germaine, Simo Kader, Adalat Khan, Numan Muhammad, Brigitta Kuster, Tina Leisch, Gin Müller, Ilker Ataç, Brigitta Kuster / Vassilis S. Tsianos, Helmut Dietrich, Monika Mokre, Peter Waterhouse.
Editors: Andrea Hummer, Birgit Mennel, Raimund Minichbauer, Monika Mokre, Stefan Nowotny, Gerald Raunig
Developed in cooperation with the journals Kulturrisse and Malmoe
Publisher eipcp – European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna/Linz
ISSN 1811 – 1696
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