Recent Contributions
01/01/1970    Feralizing
Power Elastics - on queer use and feralizing space
Lena Wegmann

The critical spatial practice Power Elastics (invented by Lena Wegmann) enables embodied mappings of socio-spatial situations and relations. The practice is elastic and not complete, nor does it claim to be complete or unique. This potential protocol is a direct invitation to practice Power Elastics with friends or strangers to analyze the broken present, to critique and more than this, to share feelings and tensions of embody-minded knowledge, wild desires, feral thoughts and queerness as a horizon.

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22/11/2022    Commonings
WHOLE WORLD
Pallavi Paul

Over the last two years of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘breath’ has moved from being a recessed biological function to a palpable collective act. To breathe is to avow the élan vital. The time of the breath then is a sensorial, spiritual, political, scientific and historical time. This short and felt interval also poses a unique challenge to the act of filming. How does one produce an image for something that is present but invisible? The chasm between sensation and representation becomes instantly perceptible. The unrepresentability of breath swells further as it weaves across various bodies, landscapes and stories. Similarly to the practice of commoning, the aim is not to make these stories translatable in coming together, but rather push the boundaries of knowledge without capturing them. The split second of the breath is also a splitting of the osmotic edges of cinema. In a climate when images and the people they encounter are heaving, film frames and edits straddle a delicate boundary between inspiration (breathing in) and expiration (breathing out). To produce a breathable cinematic time is now layered with echoes of life, imagination, disappearance and death.

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21/11/2022    Feralizing
Listening With - On Entangled Listening
Listening With Collective (edited by Alex de Little)

The conversation that follows discusses explorations of listening as a practice of entanglement with nonhuman others. This is an approach to sonic attention-giving that attempts to render the individual not as a singular listener, but rather as part of an ecology, an open-ended assemblage of human and nonhuman actors: it applies gentle awareness toward those ‘others’ that may be there, and the ways in which they might, too, listen. The conversation took place during lockdown in early 2021. It directly follows a week of independent ‘entangled’ listening practice, and the texts that interject it are journal extracts by members of the group that record their experiences of listening.

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