Dec 1st 2010
Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States is a new book edited by Team Colors Collective, published by AK Press in June 2010. Julie Perini’s chapter, “Art as Intervention: A Guide to Today’s Radical Art Practices,” looks at contemporary approaches to the question of how to make art that promotes social change. The chapter includes interviews with Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men, Steve Kurtz of Critical Art Ensemble, Paige Sarlin of 16 Beaver Group, Rosten Woo, former Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy, Natalie Jeremijenko, and Dara Greenwald.
Apr 14th 2010
MFA candidate and adjunct instructor Jessica Thompson’s audio project Walking Machines is featured in author Brandon LaBelle’s new book Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life.
“Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life” offers an expansive reading of auditory life. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. Combining research on urbanism, popular culture and auditory issues, Acoustic Territories opens up multiple perspectives – it challenges debates surrounding noise pollution and charts an “acoustic politics of space” by unfolding auditory experience as located within larger cultural histories and related ideologies.
Find out more about the book here.
Find out more about Jessica’s work here: jessicathompson.ca