Issue 06 : Displace…ment

The issue 6 of ...ment, guest edited by writer and editor Rebecca Bligh, is dedicated to Transfeminism, as an emergent thinking of radical, gendered alterity. In discussing a theme for this issue of ...ment, we decided that the call for contributions should include an invitation for responses to Paul B. Preciado’s Testo Junkie. The book raises crucial questions about identity and post-identity politics, current (and future) trajectories in ‘feminist political theorising’, and the production of masculinities. As such, we were interested in using Testo Junkie as “discursive laboratory”: a tool kit, or set of filters through which to engage the contemporary production of gendered subjectivities. [continue reading]


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Where is the sex?
Marvin and Dragan at the Circus with Hercules
Pseudo What?
Transfeminist Marcos: The possibilities of faceless resistance, or what can a mask do?
League of Perfect Gentlemen: The Fall
Main hoe will b missed
Synthetic Genders and the Limits of Micropolitics
This Crushing Departure
When the body seems destined to experimentation
Grafting gender, Modulating Sex
UltraSex: Introduction
Art-Horror and the subversive potential of Radical Body Peeling
The Crack Whore Manifesto
An Open Invitation
Issue 05 : Attune...ment (on generation)

What exactly constitutes a generation? Do these uncertain, shaky times call for a negotiation and redefinition of this term? And, if it is still interesting to bring this term to the table, how do different generations relate and talk to each other? How are we to attune ourselves to other voices, viewpoints, different horizons of experience? Attunement (on generation) interrogates the meaning of generation today. The contributions of this issue reflect a general desire to create a common space – through writing, thinking and making art – in which to meet other generations (of thinkers, artists, friends, relatives), share knowledge, recover past experiences, and continue interrupted conversations.

As a remarkable publications, dedicated to bringing together the concerns, desires, and thoughts of different generations of feminists we have also invited the French feminist and entertainment magazine Pétunia, who in turn invited Alphabet Prime, to contribute to this issue.

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Reflections on Generation
“It’s just coming, it’s not like a choice”
A Miracle 2 Save Us Now
Talking About Generation by Nuria Montiel with Ernestina Garfias and Sofia Olascoaga
Whose Limits? The generational continuum between the 1972–2013
The Ne(x)t Generation: Neopaganism and Channelling ‘Nature’
On Uncreative Writing
On the liberation upon hearing in the intermediate state
As for holding up
Stuck in the middle with you
Towards a ‘Criticism That Is Creative’
Making Ourselves Visible
To The Point Of Total Liberation
A Letter To My Unborn Children
Special Issue : Karneval & Bewilder...ment

Conceived and developed in collaboration with Glänta Magazine and guest editor Claire Tancons, this issue of ...ment is a poetic journey into the life of Saints, tells about villagers of a remote province in Southern Italy and of the carnival in Rhineland; it is a journey into the self, and into artistic practices in which the carnivalesque and the masquerade are practiced as critical modalities of engaging reality. The contributions in this issue give voice to experiences, sensations, impressions, personal memories that directly or loosely relate to carnival as catalyst for social and political processes.

For this issue we only put contributions online commissioned by ...ment. You can access all articles of the magazine and find more information on Glänta Magazine here.

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Composure. A Story of Metamorphosis
Take or Leave it! On the Infernal Pressure of Participating in Saint Roch Feast
Temet-ie Nosce (Know Thyselfie)
License to ill (Growing up with Carnival)
An Interview with Arto Lindsay
Issue 04 : Move...ment (on resistance)

Move...ment is an investigation of the relation between aesthetic and political praxis, from a consideration of what a voice can do, how words affect our perception of reality and images help to create new imaginaries beyond the current meaning of resistance. Conceived and developed in collaboration with Book Works for their annual commission series Common Objectives guest edited by Nina Power, this issue is dedicated to the many and different meanings of resistance today.

Contributions from: Jan Verwoert, Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere, Bassam El Baroni, Rana Hamadeh, Claire Tancons, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, Federica Bueti, Abraham Cruzvillegas with a text by Clara Meister, Kathy Acker, Federico Campagna, Gabriela Jauregui, José M. Bueso and Sally Gutierrez, Christopher Kullenberg and Dick Higgins.

The contributions of this collaborative issue are not all online. To purchase your copy please visit Book Works website.

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Issue 03 : Frag...ment (on authorship)

This issue looks at forms of authorship—both individual and collective—as they emerge in a cultural context where the value of knowledge is created by the circulation and  distribution  of  information. It attempts to under­stand how today authors from observers of facts and producers of imaginary worlds become conductors of new linguistic settings, ways of thinking of and acting on reality. We aim to reflect on authorship as a vessel and place of encounter.

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Discipline: on writing and collectivity
Press Release Poems
Mr. Who, Miss What And The Auctus disease
Know it? I Wrote it!
Archeology, p. 28
Queer’s contradictions (and radical sexual politics for precarious times)
I am your rainbow
POSTCARDS “Frick” by Erica Baum
NOT NOT LIKE— A Browser Extension
Curatorial Business
Manifesto for A NEW PUBLIC
Issue 02 : Dénoue...ment (on catastrophies)

According to Aristotle a catastrophe is a reversal of the situation. How do we understand this concept today? Rather than generating prospects of pure decline, can the catastrophe be approached as a moment of openness, where the dissolution of the existing enables the formation of new collective structures? A dénouement, as the title suggests, is the epilogue of a story and its promise for the unexpected to unfold, an for a collective future others to be discovered, developed, and narrated. This issue proposes a space to think about catastrophe as a starting point and not as an end.

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Images of Ritual Re-integration After Natural Disasters
A Post-Manhattan Montage (Critic of Emotional Reason in the Nuclear Era)
Is this for real? A Close Reading of “In Free Fall” by Hito Steyerl
Theses on the Philosophy of History
Blanks: Visualizing Nuclear Catastrophes
The Signs Indicate Stormy Weather Tonight... A Visual Essay around depicted catastrophes in comics
Anna: A Love Story For Puppets
A glossary
Fallen Empire/Bond-fires/Fires of Desire
POSTCARDS “Deliverance/Die Hard/Falling Down”
Special Issue : Social Housing—Housing the Social

Social Housing—Housing the Social was a two-day symposium hosted by SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain in 2012. The symposium emphased the relationship between the waning political and practical imperative of social housing and the broader political and philosophical idea of ‘housing the social’.

The reader was developed for the symposium in collaboration with ...ment. It was conceived as an integral part of the discussions developed during the meetings and as being parallel and independent research into the topic.

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Model World
Architectural Parallax: Spandrels and Other Phenomena of Class Struggle
The Geopolitics of Pimping
After Social Housing: Toward a Flexible Utopia
The Meeting of the 2nd of February
Perspectives for a Generation
POSTCARD “Option Lots” by Brandlhuber + Emde, Schneider
Issue 01 : Welfare State...ment (on welfare states)

This first issue reflects on the crisis of the welfare state and/or system, alongside the crisis of a post-capitalist society. Looking at notions of civic participation, populism and the increasingly capitalized infrastructures of education, space and creativity, this issue presents a spectrum of recent debates and propositions in these fields. While we want to investigate contemporary (and older) discourses on the limitation of governmental policies, we also aim at envisaging the possible responses in terms of cultural, educational and activist organizations.

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Welfare and Democracy: Freedom from Illusions
The Ambiguity of Participating the Social City
Beyond the Nostalgia of Political Spatial Practice
The Labour Movement
Painting Saved
The Criticism of Social Responsibilities: Representation and Autonomy
Reclaiming Culture and Creativity from Industry and the UK “Creative Economy”: Towards New Configurations of the Artistic System
There is Nothing Less Passive than the Act of Fleeing
In conversation with Prof. Grave Riddle (University for Strategic Optimism)
At Home with Le Corbusier