Utopian Pulse : Flares in the Darkroom
The politics of Utopia have already produced a rich and varied literature - St. Simon, Buber, Bloch, and many others. Utopian Pulse explores this tradition from the perspective of art practice and asks how we can engage with and contribute to it. This book will be published alongside an exhibition of the same name and will include artwork from the exhibition itself. The work's contributors invoke Utopia as an always incomplete alternative and a recognition of something missing, which opens up the possibility of asserting something which is not yet but will be. International artistic researchers, artists and artist-curators contribute different modes of engagement which they are already constituting through their own practice. More than just a theoretical treatise, this book is an overview of a series of works and projects that are brought to life and which the book seeks to document. This book will serve not only as a contribution to the existing literature on Utopia and Utopian politics, but also as an inspiration to artists seeking to realise these ideas through their work.
1. Preface by Ines Doujak and Oliver Ressler 2. Fluchthilfe & Du by Katarzyna Winiecka 3. Driven into Conflict by Utopia by Antke Engel 4. Unthinking Utopia - Borderlessness as Method / Salon Fluchthilfe by Zanny Begg 5. The World is Flooding by Oreet Ashery 6. Out of the Salon - Female counter-spaces, anti-colonial struggles and transversal politics. by Sophie Schasiepen 7. Happiness of the Public / Salon Public Happiness by Christoph Schafer 8. Please Take Generously by Wealth of Negations 9. Self-Insufficiency by Matthew Hyland 10. Salon Orrizonti Occupati / Occupied Horizons by Bert Theis 11. Known Nowheres: Some Short Thoughts on Going Beyond by Marina Vishmidt 12. General Strike by Nobodycorp. Internationale Unlimited 13. A Preview of the Future. Workers' Control in the Context of a Global Systemic Crisis by Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler 14. Salons, the Utopian Salon and Substantial Shops by Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann 15. B.A.N.G. by Etcetera 16. Salon DADADA by AND AND AND 17. Salon-e-Girdbad by Mariam Ghani 18. Taksim Square, June 2013 by Halil Altindere 19. Queering utopia in the darkroom by Fernanda Nogueira 20. Wittgenstein and the Gypsies / Cuartos de Utopia by Pedro G. Romero / Maquina P.H. 21. El Espacio del Inmigrante by Daniela Ortiz 22. Salon de Belleza by Miguel A. Lopez 23. A Mask is Always Active by Ines Doujak and John Barker 24. Salon KLIMBIM Biographies