Y ¿ a dónde se fue la lluvia?

"Y ¿ a dónde se fue la lluvia?" - C.A.C. (Coordinator of Cultural Action, Valparaíso), 2020 Cinematography and editing: Daniel Aspillaga Music: Daniel Aspillaga and Arnoldo Chaparro Website: https://coordinadoraaccionculturalvalpo.wordpress.com/ As the CAC describes themselves in their “Declaration of Principles,” “We are a space of action based on reflection that gathers the demands of the sector … Continue reading Y ¿ a dónde se fue la lluvia?

Closer

--- ∞ "Closer" - 51717, 2020 Alienocene thanks 51717 for permission to feature "Closer." "Closer" appeared on a L.I.E.S. compilation which was released this past summer: https://liesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/how-sick-do-you-get-when-you-look-at-yourself 51717’s minimalist sound design is focused on the transmission and decay of overwhelming thematic elements into minor sonic forms. Her work touches on implicit musical tensions between noise and … Continue reading Closer

What Exists as the Energy that Continues to Persist as Van Gogh?

--- ∞ “What Exists as the Energy that Continues to Persist as Van Gogh?" (pdf) - Will Alexander, 2020 Poet, novelist, aphorist, essayist, playwright, visual artist, and pianist,Will Alexander has written over 30 books. Recipient of the PEN Oakland for his novel Sunrise In Armageddon, and of the American Book Award for his essays Singing In Magnetic Hoofbeat, … Continue reading What Exists as the Energy that Continues to Persist as Van Gogh?

Discal Turndown

--- ∞ "Discal Turndown" - Luke Leavitt, 2020 Luke Leavitt is a sound geographer and musician currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Discal Turndown" comes from a selection of compositions titled Bildungsroman for Cricket, a journey through a speculative biosemiotics of sound inspired by crickets, butterflies, mosquitos and other arthropods. You can listen … Continue reading Discal Turndown

The Physicality of Thinking

https://alienocene.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/the-physicality-of-thinking-trailer-1.mp4 ∞ "The Physicality of Thinking" - Sandra Binion (2020) Synopsis: The Physicality of Thinking documents a two-week tour in February 2019 throughout France by the French/American improvised music quartet Antichamber Music: Claudia Solal (voice), Benoît Delbecq (piano and prepared piano), Katherine Young (bassoon and electronics), and Lou Mallozzi (turntables and CDs). The Physicality of … Continue reading The Physicality of Thinking

“We Do Go to Visit the Moon and Moon People All the Time” (Inuit peoples in Alaska)

--- "An anthropologist working with Inuit peoples in Alaska told them of the first moon shot, and of astronauts walking on the moon. The Inuits began laughing, and when the anthropologist inquired why, they replied: "We didn't know this was the first time you white people had been to the moon. Our shamans have been … Continue reading “We Do Go to Visit the Moon and Moon People All the Time” (Inuit peoples in Alaska)

Sterne – Stars – Étoiles (Walter Benjamin)

--- Das Ornament ist eine Vorlage für das mimetische Vermögen. Diese Abstraktion ist die hohe Schule der Einfühlung Bestehen Zusammenhänge zwischen den Erfahrungen der Aura und denen der Astrologie. Gibt es irdische Lebewesen sowohl wie Sachen, die aus den Sternen zurückblicken? die eigentlich erst am Himmel ihren Blick aufschlagen? Sind die Gestirne mit ihrem Blick … Continue reading Sterne – Stars – Étoiles (Walter Benjamin)

Stratum 7

    "I can't breathe."_________________  THEORY/FICTION: Priscilla Wald, “Viral Life in the Alienocene” Bruce Clarke, “Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene” Katarzyna Olga Beilin, “Headfirst (A Day in the Alienocene)” Christopher Cañete Rodriguez Kelly, “Cathectoplasm (A Filipino Theory Fiction)” François-David Sebbah, “Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely” DIS-JUNCTION: Alain Badiou, “Pandemic, Ignorance, and … Continue reading Stratum 7