Call for Papers | NOSE-STALGIA, Kunstlicht vol. 44, no. 2.

Guest editor: Sofia Collette Ehrich and Amarens Eggeraat
Deadline: 19 December 2022
Published: May 2023

Smelling the past

Scent-by-Mail program for Common Fantasy (German side); Research for the Bermuda Triangle [Regina Mamou + Lara Salmon]; 2020–2022. Photograph courtesy of the artists.
In our everyday life, nostalgia (“a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition”) often equates to some sort of past aesthetic or sound – the playlist of Nemo’s Dreamscapes on YouTube (“Oldies music playing in another room and it’s raining, w/fire crackling + windstorm”), for example. Many of us constantly long to connect to and experience a piece of the past. But so far, it seems that nostalgia is mostly being explored through audiovisual mediums, missing many of the ways that nostalgia can actually be felt. This is where smell can play a significant part.

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VOL. 43 NO. 4, 2022, Labour of Love

INTRODUCTION
The Editorial Board

FREEDOM FROM TIME: FORGETTING EPNA, 1975-1978
Maja Klaassens

WHY WE MEND: GARMENT REPAIR AS A LABOUR OF LOVE EXAMINING THE RESTORATIVE NATURE OF MENDING, AND ITS POSITION AS AN ACT OF CARE
Hannah Heaf

REPAIRING EARTHQUAKE PROJECT, PLASTIC BOTTLE (2015)
Nishiko

LOVE IN THE BLACK WAVE
Olivera Bucalović and Oriane Edwards

SOFTENING THE LINES: THE DECOLONIAL TURN OF THE BLACK PANTHER NEWSPAPER
Lisa Marie Sneijder

LOVE IS A DAILY PRACTICE A CONVERSATION BETWEEN
Rosa de Graaf and Suzanne Weenink

SLEEPING WOMEN: A CALL FOR RUMPLED SHEETS
Joyce Poot

LOVE LETTERS TO A ROOM
line kramer

Cover: Epna promotional material: Leave New York, 1975, 28 x 42 cm, E05.01, The Archives: Peter van Beveren Library, The Hague. Printed by RISO by RisoWiso, Arnhem.

CLOSED | Call for Papers | FAILING ON TIME, Kunstlicht vol. 44, no. 1.

Guest editor: Dunja Nešović
Deadline: 21 August 2022
Published: January 2023

Failure – the notorious F-word – is inevitable. The discrepancy between the expectation (or promise) and the ability (or willingness) that produces failure can equally result in catastrophe, resistance, or even mundane disappointment. The different manifestations and outcomes of failure correspond to anthropologist Arjun Appadurai and media scholar Neta Alexander’s proposal that failure is a judgment.[1] As a judgment, failure is defined by both the structures of its appearance and the agents producing and affected by it.

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VOL. 43 NO. 2, 2022, Algorhythms: Living in and out of Sync with Technology

Foreword
By Joyce Poot & Anna Sejbæk Torp-Pedersen

Introduction
By Evelyn Wan

TURNING TO THE BIRDS: WALKING WITH CLIMATE FICTION
By Natalia Sánchez Querubín & Sabine Niederer

CO-COMPOSING THE PERCEPTIBLE ACROSS AFFECTIVE, PAINTERLY, AND COMPUTATIONAL GENERATIVITIES
By Nicole De Brabandere

Artist Contribution
By Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen

Extraction, Temporality, and the Digital: three layers of Simon Denny’s “Mine”
By Jaxon Waterhouse and Chantelle Mitchell

Healing the Internet: Exposing Colonial Histories, Caring for Alternative Futures in Tabita Rezaire’s Deep Down Tidal. 
By Rosa Wevers

Artist Contribution
By Jean Katambayi

Freedom of Sleep: A Practice of Rhythming Otherwise
By Anabelle Lacroix

Counter-Algorhythmics as Prefigurative Dances of CommOnism
By Shintaro Miyazaki

Abstracts

Colophon

 

Cover: Rafaël Rozendaal, Accumulation, 2022. RISO by RisoWiso, Arnhem.

CLOSED | Call for Papers | WHAT IS A LABOUR OF LOVE?, Kunstlicht vol. 43, no. 3-4.

Guest editor: the editorial team
Deadline: 18 April
Published: October 2022

In All About Love (1999), bell hooks remarks that values of money and work have replaced love and community. This reverberates to the present tense, when a crisis of compassion has become a hot topic in the healthcare industry. It goes without saying that hooks wishes to reverse this, and “return to love”. Love is a tender dissent to the disarming structures of capitalism. 

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POSTPONED TO FEB 26 4-6pm | KUNSTLICHT X VU ART SCIENCE GALLERY ISSUE LAUNCH

This event was originally planned on February 18, but due to bad weather the event has been postponed to February 26. Our apologies and we hope to see you there. 

Location: VU Art Science Gallery, De Boelelaan 1111, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: 26 February, 2022, 4-6 pm
Time: TBD

Join us for an evening in the VU Art Science Gallery, amidst the exhibition that inspired it all. This launch is hosted by the guest editor of this issue, Maria Chiara Miccoli, and Kunstlicht’s editors-in-chief, Joyce Poot and Anna Sejbæk Torp-Pedersen.

Meanwhile, Bar Boele will serve drinks infused with sonic bubbles by DJ Zero and the illustrious OMFO.

ZERO Soirée is made possible through VU ART SCIENCE laboratory, and is part of Creative Europe’s Studiotopia programme.

In this issue of Kunstlicht, the reader is invited to investigate how zero has captured the imagination of scientists and philosophers alike. This issue of Kunstlicht compliments the exhibition 0 Starting from Zero, which features the artworks of Jennifer Tee, Jan Robert Leegte, Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand and Nicky Assmann, who visualise various aspects of the number zero. The contributions in this issue philosophically expand on the concept of sūnya and zero even further, whilst simultaneously interpreting this concept as a void and /or a fullness.

JENNIFER TEE, ATOMS SERIES #2, 2016, HAHNEMÜHLE MUSEUM ETCHING PAPER, 350 GMS (FRAMED), 66,5 X 66,5 CM (EACH). EDITION OF 3. COURTESY GALERIE FONS WELTERS, AMSTERDAM. PHOTO GERT JAN VAN ROOIJ.
JENNIFER TEE, ATOMS SERIES #2, 2016, HAHNEMÜHLE MUSEUM ETCHING PAPER, 350 GMS (FRAMED), 66,5 X 66,5 CM (EACH). EDITION OF 3. COURTESY GALERIE FONS WELTERS, AMSTERDAM. PHOTO GERT JAN VAN ROOIJ.

 

VOL. 43 NO 1, 2022, SÜNYA: STARTING FROM ZERO

Table of Contents

4. Foreword – Joyce Poot and Anna Sejbæk Torp-Pedersen

5. Introduction Sūnya: Starting from Zero – Maria Chiara Miccoli

10. The Experience Takes Your Place: śūnyatā as key to the intimacy of visual perception – Nina Romijn

19. Inspiration and Expiration as a Confrontation with Nothingness – Irma Den Hertog

22. How to Cope with Being a Zero Amidst Ones: Existentialism, Nothingness & Binarisms – Maithri

27. Possible Drawings- Wouter Huis

36. The Black Holes of Perception – Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand

41. 0 Starting from Zero at VU Art Science Gallery

54. Ecological Intermezzo – Nina Romijn

55. Symbiosis: Future, Nature & Technology: Epilogue – Sem I. Bannenberg