Guest editor: Sofia Collette Ehrich and Amarens Eggeraat
Deadline: 19 December 2022
Published: May 2023
Smelling the past
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.
The Editorial Board
FREEDOM FROM TIME: FORGETTING EPNA, 1975-1978
WHY WE MEND: GARMENT REPAIR AS A LABOUR OF LOVE EXAMINING THE RESTORATIVE NATURE OF MENDING, AND ITS POSITION AS AN ACT OF CARE
REPAIRING EARTHQUAKE PROJECT, PLASTIC BOTTLE (2015)
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
LOVE LETTERS TO A ROOM
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.
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. As a judgment, failure is defined by both the structures of its appearance and the agents producing and affected by it.
By Joyce Poot & Anna Sejbæk Torp-Pedersen
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
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
By Jean Katambayi
Freedom of Sleep: A Practice of Rhythming Otherwise
By Anabelle Lacroix
Counter-Algorhythmics as Prefigurative Dances of CommOnism
By Shintaro Miyazaki
Cover: Rafaël Rozendaal, Accumulation, 2022. RISO by RisoWiso, Arnhem.
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.
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
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.
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.
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