DIS HARMONY

“Dis Harmony is a fictional character, the contra alter ego of Harmony, a sex doll driven by an app that allows the user to create a virtual girlfriend sold on realbotix.com. Harmony is the cruel promise of a girlfriend who will never cheat on you. Well, we found ways to hack the software. Dis Harmony fucks Harmony but…

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Anxious Altars Material renderings of mental space

How do our material work spaces embody or inspire our mental space? How are these spaces entangled with the emotional labour of writing? While writing my thesis project, which focuses on rethinking affective engagements with anxiety, I have been inspired by feminist accounts of emotion. Theorists such as Kathleen Woodward and Ann Cvetkovich write against…

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Towards an Acoustemology of Time Acquiring and aligning an aural knowledge of flows of time

In this addition to the “Practices of Musicking” series, author Edda Starck explores the creation and acquisition of aural knowledge through listening-oriented practices. How do we come to both hear and think of the passing of time, and how can listening situate us to the rhythms that punctuate and proliferate our daily lives in a way in which we can hear how we and the objects that comprise our aural soundscapes pass through time?

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Meyhanescapes Visualising embodied musical experience in the meyhane tavern

For the first piece in series ‘Practices of Musicking’, Suzi Asa attempts to understand her musical experience in Turkish taverns (‘meyhanes’) through illustrations that she terms ‘meyhanescapes’. Exploring the extra-sonic, embodied aspects of this ‘musicking’ experience, her visualisations allow us to rethink the nature of music and musical perception as based in practice – and not merely as aural ‘practices of listening’.

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Low-Resolutions Alternative self-improvements for 2019

To welcome in the new year, Justine Gensse and Anouk Hoogendoorn offer an alternative to the self-improvement narratives of New Year’s resolutions. Collected from students of ‘Gender, Bodies and the Posthuman’ at the University of Amsterdam, these ‘Low-resolutions’ form part of the exhibition W_show, which features work in progress from the University’s Master of Artistic Research.

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Call for Papers: 1.2 ‘Off the Grid’ Contribute to the second issue of our research journal

NOTE – the deadline for ‘Off the Grid’-themed abstracts has now passed, but we are still accepting submissions of full papers (4,000-6,000 words) on any other topic. Please email [email protected] Grids govern our landscapes and cityscapes, our paintings and grocery lists, our maps and our borders, both walled and imaginary. They get us our energy…

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