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Activism and Desire: The Affect in and Around Protests - Art and Activism (series)

Amsterdam, the Magic Center: The (Lost) Art of Counterculture in the Stedelijk Museum

Calvin Duggan

4/23/21

Ana Mustafa: Leather-Hard

Ana Mustafa

4/10/21

Anxious Altars: Material Renderings of Mental Space

Isobel Miller

1/20/21

Auditory Fragments from the Multitude: Reframing the Narrative Around Italian Youth Emigration (1/3)

Silvia Vari

4/10/21

Auditory Fragments from the Multitude: Reframing the Narrative Around Italian Youth Emigration (2/3)

Silvia Vari

4/10/21

Auditory Fragments from the Multitude: Reframing the Narrative Around Italian Youth Emigration (3/3)

Silvia Vari

4/10/21

Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire by Jack Halberstam

Anastasia Simoni Stergioula

4/10/21

Bringing Down the Master’s House: Jack Halberstam on Vertiginous Capital and Kavanaugh

Kelly Klaver

1/20/21

Conversations in Times of Crisis: Rosi Braidotti Finds Critical Theory at a Crossroads

Isobel Miller

1/20/21

Corina van Beelen: The Myth of Exceptionalism

Corina van Beelen

4/10/21

DIS HARMONY

Soapbox

1/22/21

Erica Moukarzel: I Sometimes Find You in the Strangest of Places, and Wonder, Did I Ever Leave?

Erica Moukarzel

4/23/21

Erwin Hurenkamp: Touching/Feeling

Erwin Hurenkamp

2/8/21

Escherian Nightmare

Kimberly Peuling

4/16/21

Europe’s Paradoxical Relationship to Human Rights Laid Bare at Greece’s Border

Lynn Gommes

11/10/21

Everyday Musicking 'Idiographies': Listening Through the Mundane Copy

Musicology MA Students

1/20/21

Experiencing the In-between-ness

Ieva Gudaiytė

1/22/21

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Flora Woudstra Hablé: Cosmic Resonance

Flora Woudstra Hablé

1/20/21

Forensic Justice: 'Intradisciplinarity' and Art/Architecture for Change

Laura van den Bergh

4/23/21

Gardening Tools for My Balcony

Jordi de Vetten

1/22/21

Grief and the City: Vending Objects for Mourning in Der Trauerautomat

Sabrina Stallone

1/20/21

Ilse van der Spoel: As Above, So Below - Drone Cinematography, Aerial Vision and the Vertical Perspective

Imaginations, Memories, and the Pandemic: An Ode to Jean-Baptiste Clamence

Maithri

4/10/21

Isadora Ponce: Sonic Textualities

Isadora Ponce

4/10/21

José Luis Viesca Rivas: Travelling Crystals - Dissidentifications

José Luis Viesca Rivas

4/10/21

Launch Issue 2.0: Contamination

Soapbox

1/22/21

Learning Listening: Accent, Migration, and Separation in 'Nothing is Missing'

Mieke Bal

7/13/21

Letter from the Post-Human: The Fringe Benefits of Contamination?

Silvia Vari

4/10/21

Lights, Camera, Investigation: A Roundtable Discussion on Research and/as Video-Making

Listening to Race: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Coloniality, Race, and Sound

Zeno Siemens

1/20/21

Loving the Earth: Being Posthuman in the Ecosexual Bathhouse

Flora Woudstra Hablé

1/20/21

Low-Resolutions: Alternative Self-Improvements for 2019

Luca Soudant: Traces of a Momentary Queer Community

Luca Soudant

4/10/21

Magical Thinking: Towards a Future Worth Living

Nina Biddle

1/22/21

Messy Entanglements: Review "Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media" by Sharon Mattern

Zeno Siemens

1/20/21

Meyhanescapes: Visualising Embodied Musical Experience in the Meyhane Tavern

Suzi Asa

1/20/21

Out of the Blue - Art and Activism (series)

Pause and Play: An Account of Multiplicity

Cas Bezemer

4/10/21

Policing Frequencies: The UK’s 2021 Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and the Politics of Making Noise

Nicholas Burman

1/22/21

Quintessentially Queer

George Rallis

1/22/21

Reading List: Entanglements of Race, Sound, and the Archive

Remixing as Reincarnation: Contagious Trans*birthing in the Work of Boychild

Chloe Turner

2/17/21

Residues of Catastrophe: Resilience, Resonance, and Memory of an Earthquake's Vibrations

Suzi Asa

1/20/21

Roselinde Bon: S/Censor

Roselinde Bon

4/10/21

Singing in Silence: The Affordances of the (Im)perceptible

Zeno Siemens

1/20/21

Sonic Acts Revisited: A Modal Play of Audio-Visual

Cas Bezemer

4/10/21

Spaces of Encounter / Spaces of Contamination

Ilayda Ustel

11/12/21

Subverting the Surveilling Gaze: Counter-Forensics as Social Justice

Eleni Maragkou

4/10/21

The Avisuality of Destruction and Embodied Mediation of Trauma in Almadhoun and Silkeberg’s Visual Poems

Lara-Lane Plambeck

10/4/21

The Disappearing Playgrounds of Amsterdam - Art and Activism (series)

The Queue

Pip Weytingh

4/10/21

Thinking Through Things

Callum McLean

4/23/21

Three poems

Leo Bussi

11/24/21

Towards an Acoustemology of Time: Acquiring and Aligning an Aural Knowledge of Flows of Time

Edda Starck

1/22/21

Trigger Warnings: Handling Sensitive Content in the Classroom

Walking in Art - Art and Activism (series)

Wasted Vanity: A Photo-Series Exploring the Meaning of "Vanitas" in Late Modernity

Where Is Myself?

Nicholas Burman

1/22/21

Why Is Everyone Talking About Biopolitics?

Savanna Breitenfellner

4/10/21

Yours Affectively – Pt. 1: An Epistolary Exchange

Cultural Analysis Students

1/20/21

nonmovement #1

Dunja Nešović

10/20/21

Themes

Call for papers: Interface

For the next issue of Soapbox we invite young researchers and established scholars alike to submit academic essays or creative work that critically engages with the theme of interface. We are inviting extended proposals (500-1000 words) that follow the MLA formatting and referencing style. We don't charge a submission fee.

Send your proposal to submissions@soapboxjournal.net by December 5th, 2021.*
Mediation by Murray Gibson, 2020. Gobelins tapestry, wool and cotton, 25 x 25 cm. Image courtesy of the artist: murraygibsontapestry.com

An interface is a space of contact and interconnection. Thinking within but also beyond a media studies framework, we can understand our lives to be constantly mediated by interfaces of one form or another. Broadly speaking, they serve as an intermediary between an individual and a system, or alternatively conceptualised, between experience and infrastructure. Interfaces mediate between a body and its environment, private and public, subject and object. In each instance, the interface enables interaction and activity. Think of the movement from print to digital media, the structural design of spaces and buildings, the reception of knowledge from an academic paper: as we move through the world we encounter and interact with a range of interfaces that delineate the possibilities of experience in profound ways. Their politics can be intentionally designed or inherently implicated in their operations. As such, interfaces are cultural as well as political: they connect us to a matrix of histories and structures while their imbrication in power can afford and advance the needs of one group at the expense of another. 

WITHIN AND BEYOND A DEFINITION

Interface (noun/verb)
in·​ter·​face |  \ ˈin-tər-ˌfās \

In a highly mediated world, the most immediate image of an interface is as a programmed screen or device that facilitates a connection between a real-time user and a digital non-user. Here, the interface is a site of communication and translation, but also the boundary that differentiates two bodies, spaces, or phases. Can the interface operate as a verb beyond its noun form?

We invite you to think through and beyond the somatechnic view of the interface, allowing perspectives that explore the aesthetic, infrastructural, affective, material, and political dimensions of the interfaces that give shape to contemporary experience. 

* We do not charge a submission fee

FULL CALL FOR PAPERS

LAUNCH ISSUE 2.0.: CONTAMINATION

March 31, 2021
Stepan Lipatov and Sissel V. Møller

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our issue 2.0 Contamination.

A year ago, we singled out contamination as the common thread traversing the events, conversations, and research unfolding within our networks. At the time, contamination had not yet embedded itself into our thoughts and actions as a virus overwriting all else. There is not only a conceptual need but a physical inevitability to re-configure the meaning and effects of ‘contamination’.

Please join us for a conversation with a group of our contributors, where they will present their unique approaches to ‘contamination.’ Taking into account how the past months may have influenced their views, the discussion will reflect on the concepts of: home, intimacy, and the commons.

  • Susana Fabre – “Surrogating Monsters”
  • David Maroto – “Hybridisation, Impurity, Contamination: The Emergence of the Artist’s Novel”
  • Ayoub Tannaoui – “Connecting Biological Processes, Lived Experience and The Production of
    Knowledge: A Biosemiotic Analysis of Allergy”
  • Jeppe Dall Gregersen – “Between Transformation and Contamination: Material Imitation in Laminate Tabletops”

Moderated by Lijuan Klassen

You can pre-order 2.0 Contamination here.


Thanks to the contributors, peer reviewers, collaborators, and friends whose continuous work and patience in the oddest of times made this possible.

Special thanks to our brilliant designers: Stepan Lipatov and Sissel V. Møller.

With the kind support of the NICA (Netherland Institute for Cultural Analysis) and the Uva department of Literary Studies.

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