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The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Artist/Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777 | Type: Publication

Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories. 

Death Travels Backwards

Artist/Author: Leif Elggren | Reference: D2164 | ISBN: 978-0982743928 | Type: DVD

Delivers an important overview of the artist’s pursuit of the hidden secrets and spectral enigmas found within the everyday.

Jack Smith’s Rehearsals for the Destruction of Atlantis: ‘Exotic’ Ritual and Apocalyptic Tone

Artist/Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0311 | Type: Article

Engaging a series of critical models, this article examines the place of the ‘exotic’ in thinking about sexual and racial difference, as a means of thinking difficult or volatile modes of cultural practice. As such, it stages a confrontation between ‘exotic ritual’ and ‘apocalyptic tone’, to challenge conventions about scholarly practice and find new ways of examining uncomfortable spaces and modes of working.

Performing Dark Arts - A Cultural History of Conjuring

Artist/Author: Michael Mangan | Reference: P1066 | ISBN: 978-1-84150-149-9 | Type: Publication