The eighth issue of Šum Journal does not follow a strict thematic line, although some common issues do repeatedly occur. It starts with the translation of the Xenofeminist manifesto (Laboria Cuboniks), which advocates politics for alienation, treating alienation as a tool for freedom construction, followed by ‘What to Do With Our Uteruses?’ (Pia Brezavšček), that explores the foundations of feminism through the subject of ectogenesis as something between complete freedom and loss of experience, ‘Notes on Time’ (Jasmina Šepetavc), mapping the lines of queer temporality and feminist futures in cinema, and ‘The Fatalist Temporality of the Always Already’ (Katja Čičigoj), critiquing the fatalist temporality of feminist new materialisms by elucidating their immanent post-feminist consequences. The article ‘Production of Affects and Temporalities’ (Kaja Kraner) opens the subject of post-anthropocentrism by constructing a genealogy of human-centricity in art from modernity onward. It is followed by ‘How to Think Strange Encounters’ (Maja Burja) and ‘Confronting Vegetal Otherness – Art and Its Role in Inter-species Confrontations’ (Domen Ograjenšek). Both texts examine the series of performances by Špela Petrič, whose practice confronts the vegetal otherness with biosemiotic means, the former through juxtaposition with performative aspects of body art, and the latter through problematising a figurative residue that ‘hijacks’ the biosemiotic level of the projects, reintroducing a certain anthropocentrism that the projects contest. The issue concludes with ‘Selfish Machines. Part 1’ (Tadej Vindiš), problematising the anthropomorphisation of artificial intelligence.
ŠUM, Journal for contemporary art criticism and theory
ISSN printed version: 2335-4232 | ISSN online version: 2536-2194
Authors: Pia Brezavšček, Maja Burja, Laboria Cuboniks, Katja Čičigoj, Kaja Kraner, Domen Ograjenšek, Jasmina Šepetavc, Tadej Vindiš
Editor of this issue: Tjaša Pogačar
Editorial board: Izidor Barši, Kaja Kraner, Tjaša Pogačar, Andrej Škufca
Design: Ajdin Bašić
Design realisation: Anja Delbello & Aljaž Vesel / AA
Proof reading: Miha Šuštar
Translations: Gašper Torkar, Tjaša Pogačar
Print: Demat, d. o. o.
published by: Društvo Galerija Boks, Marije Hvaličeve 14, 1000 Ljubljana
In 2017 Šum is supported by:
Partners and coproducers Društvo Igor Zabel, Galerija Kapelica, Galerija Miklova hiša, Galerija Škuc, Loški Muzej, Mednarodni grafični likovni center (MGLC), Mestna galerija Ljubljana, Moderna galerija in Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova (MG+MSUM), Umetnostna galerija Maribor (UGM ), ZAVOD CELEIA CELJE Center sodobnih umetnosti. Sponsors: Skupina Alta, RIKO, Pizzerija Foculus