Ecoes Issue #2 out now
Ecoes is a periodic magazine from Sonic Acts about art in the age of pollution. The magazine continues Sonic Acts’ emphasis on artists and thinkers that propose alternatives to the anthropocentric view that sees Earth and the non-human world as an endless resource. Our first issue presented artistic perspectives on mining, microplastics and more. Now, this second issue features work investigating the 'zombie clothes' of Senegalese salt harvesters; the 'oozy' words of conceptual, critical writing; the visual reaction signals of plants in 'botanical torture chambers'; the long ecological and political histories of the Mesopotamian Marshes; the sonification of 'exquisite corpses' during lockdown; and the contested visualisations of worlds, from colonial ocean mapping to Mars probes. Featured artists and thinkers include Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Victoria Douka-Doukopoulou, Lisa van Casand, Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner, Devin Hentz, Ameneh Solati, Russell Haswell and Hugo Esquinca, Angeliki Diakrousi, and Yara Said. Both issues of Ecoes are available to pre-order now at the Sonic Acts webshop, shipping from January 3 onwards.