Hot off the press, The Midden, edited by me and Jenni Nurmenniemi, designed by NODE Berlin Oslo, published by Garret Publications, with essays touching on art and ecologies, energy and post fossil futures, Mary Douglas and more, by Emmi Itäranta, Jussi Parikka, Antti Salminen, Taru Elfving, Jenni and me.
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Hi Tracey – it looks great. Any chance of seeing a table of contents? Hope all is well – warm regards
Here is the book description:
The Midden asks what postfossil art and postfossil society might look like. It includes texts by media theorist, Jussi Parikka; future fiction writer, Emmi Itäranta; philosopher, Antti Salminen; and art writers, Taru Elfving, Jenni Nurmenniemi and Tracey Warr. The book draws on the Frontiers in Retreat project in which art research was carried out over a five-year period by 25 artists at sites around Europe.
The book explores the roles of art, fiction and philosophy in relation to the future. It discusses the methods and instruments deployed by contemporary artists to address ecologies and ecological issues, including their engagements with laboratories, museums and cartography. It examines the themes of binaries, entanglement, postsustainability, more than human collaborations and sympoiesis.
The Frontiers in Retreat art research was facilitated by eight project partners: Centre d’Art i Natura (Spain), Cultural Front GRAD (Serbia), HIAP—Helsinki International Artist Programme (Finland), Jutempus (Lithuania), Mustarinda (Finland), Scottish Sculpture Workshop (UK) and SERDE Interdisciplinary Art Group (Latvia). The artists participating in the project were: Bartaku, Quelic Berga, Brett Bloom, Sylvia Grace Borda, Company, Gints Gabrans, Fernando Garcia-Dory, Kati Gausmann, Carl Giffney, Tue Greenfort, Terike Haapoja, Hanna Husberg, Ráðhildur Ingadóttir, Saara-Maria Kariranta, Mari Keski-Korsu, Elena Mazzi, Nabb+Teeri, Tuula Närhinen, mirko nikolić, Khaled Ramadan, Anna Rubio, Joanes Simon-Perret, Richard Skelton, Tracey Warr and Simon Yuill.
and the table of contents:
6 Midden messiness
22 On the meaning of experimental art in the eye of the anergy storm
44 How to retreat in/to the frontiers?
82 Cartographies of environmental arts
114 Midden lapidescence
169 Index of illustrations
The book builds on the five year Frontiers in Retreat project so looking at the archive on that website might be helpful, http://www.frontiersinretreat.org – but the book is not a catalogue of the project. It includes 56 pages of colour images.
I haven’t seen an Advanced Info Sheet yet from Garret so I don’t know what the price or actual publication date is yet – soon though.