Escherian Nightmare

Escherian Nightmare violent politics are penetrating my dreams. as the angry, armed mob closes in a loud shot and a bang awaken me. I lie in a dark limbo startled and disoriented. scroll scroll scroll the algorithm’s gravitational pull sucks us deeper into a dark                    …

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AUDITORY FRAGMENTS FROM THE MULTITUDE (a series) reframing the narrative around italian youth emigration (part three)

In this series, Silvia Vari explores and reframes narratives about the emigration of Italian youth through the use of auditory fragments. Her “audiobiography” creates a network of different people, individual narratives, homes, feelings and voices, whose intersections and ramifications uncover a “heterogenous multitude”. She argues against the oversimplification of the experience of the young Italian…

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AUDITORY FRAGMENTS FROM THE MULTITUDE (a series) reframing the narrative around italian youth emigration (part two)

In this series, Silvia Vari explores and reframes narratives about the emigration of Italian youth through the use of auditory fragments. Her “audiobiography” creates a network of different people, individual narratives, homes, feelings and voices, whose intersections and ramifications uncover a “heterogenous multitude”. She argues against the oversimplification of the experience of the young Italian…

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AUDITORY FRAGMENTS FROM THE MULTITUDE (a series) reframing the narrative around italian youth emigration (part one)

In this series, Silvia Vari explores and reframes narratives about the emigration of Italian youth through the use of auditory fragments. Her “audiobiography” creates a network of different people, individual narratives, homes, feelings and voices, whose intersections and ramifications uncover a “heterogenous multitude”. She argues against the oversimplification of the experience of the young Italian…

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Why Is Everyone Talking About Biopolitics?

This article interrogates Foucault’s concept of biopolitics, the meddling of politics into the biological lives of citizens, and its resurgence during the corona pandemic. She argues that biopower has evolved and has been supplemented by the digital and spread along the channels of capital, rendering the phenomenon more widespread than its conceptual revival in times…

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Art and Activism (series) The Disappearing Playgrounds of Amsterdam

ART AND ACTIVISM  In this series, students from the Graduate School of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) explore the complex overlaps and conversations between art and activism. They seek to illustrate how artistic practices often speak to the urgency of protest and activism, and how activism intertwines with the demands of art. In…

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