Book – Hereafter – Sonic Acts 2019

Format: 17 x 24 cm Edited by Mirna Belina and Sonic Acts Published by Sonic Acts Press, Amsterdam Designed by The Rodina Book, paperback, 320 pp., English text, illustrated €19.50 This year, we celebrate 25 years of the Sonic Acts festival with an edition dedicated to the topic Hereafter. It is as much a speculative position as it is, as always, a reality-check and an urgent call to rethink and act on the significant problems we are facing today. With this ‘we’, we are addressing an inclusive and generous community with shared values and which explores possibilities for new models of working and living together. We need to be looking at the bigger picture – the global crisis, from climate change to neo-fascism, unfolding in all directions – and trying to figure out what might, could, or should happen in the hereafter. Therefore we have invited over 120 artists and theorist to share their visions and thoughts on the possibilities for survival beyond this neoliberal catastrophe. The full scope of issues we are discussing during the festival – taking place from the start of February until early March 2019 – is very much represented and palpable in the tone of this year’s festival publication, or ‘the reader’, a coalescing of contributions from the festival’s conference speakers, performers, filmmakers, and other participants. Table of Contents 4 Here We Are: What Happens After? by Mirna Belina 8 The Anamorphic Politics of Climate Change by Jodi Dean 26 Confronting Fascist Banalities on the Centenary +10 of the Futurist Manifesto by Gregory Sholette 42 Entropik Archive by Clausthome and Mārtiņš Ratniks 52 The Coloniality of the Algorithm by Flavia Dzodan 64 The Tongue Twister by Rana Hamadeh 74 The Social Imaginary of Microorganisms by Susanne M. Winterling 80 The Unfolding of Life in a Spiral by The Living and The Dead Ensemble 102 The Sounds of Toxicity, the Stubbornness of Survivance by Elizabeth A. Povinelli 144 Salvaging the Salton Sea by William L. Fox 134 Accidental Geopoetics by The Rodina with Lukáš Likavčan 144 Never Odd or Even – On Palindromes and Metaphors by Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner 156 On the Borders of Fiction Stoffel Debuysere in conversation with Jacques Rancière 180 [This page left intentionally blank] by Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa 186 Humble Derives From Humus by Filipa César 190 New(s) Note(s) Cycle(s) by Ephraim Asili 196 The Informals /НЕФОРМАЛЫ: On Escapist Spatial Narratives and Improvisation as a Mode of Production by Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne 214 Filming the Dark by Ana Vaz 226 Dinosaurs, Trauma and AI Arie Altena in conversation with Jennifer Walshe 242 BJ Nilsen: ORE by Arie Altena 270 The Acousmonium: Another Utopia, Devoted to Pure Listening by Victoria Douka-Doukopoulou 284 25 years of Sonic Acts: 1994–2019 by Arie Altena and Lucas van der Velden 311 Sonic Acts 1994–2019: Participating artists and author 316 Biographies

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