Steve Presence, UWE Bristol, 2023
Edited by Ursula Böckler, Julia Lazarus & Alexandra Weltz-Rombach, members of the Berlin chapter of the International Radical Film Network, the book Radical Film, Art and Digital Media for Societies in Turmoil seeks to initiate debates and to inspire conversations.
Can radical film practices help to understand a disintegrating world? Can they have a healing effect? How can we maintain structures of solidarity in the field of radical media production for societies in turmoil and transition? And what does radical cultural practice look like in times such as ours, when everywhere we turn there seem to lurk even more acute challenges? The book is geared towards the filmmaker and audio-visual practitioner as activists for whom film and digital media are weapons of choice and at the same time towards the academic, who is researching and debating contemporary film practises that act on and struggle with the conditions of our time. Within the book the camera and other digital means of visual production are analysed and debated as tools for engaging in a critical discourse on society as a whole. The multi-angled practices of radical audio-visual production are investigated by film practitioners, artists, activists, as well as academics and critics, who all share a commitment to experimentation and insist on a pluriversal rethinking of the image in radical film, art and digital media.
With contributions by Kaveh Abbasian, John Akomfrah, Antoine Alesandrini, ALTERNATIVE FICTIONS, Neil Mauricio Andrade, Kia Yee Ang, Hongwei Bao, Leenah Najeiah Bassouni, Ursula Biemann, Emre Birişmen, Bela Brillowska, Mariola Brillowska, Débora Butruce, Cinemateca Brasileira, Scott Caruth, Özge Çelikaslan, Gerone Centeno, Andrew Conio, Cui Zi’en, Andrea Culková, Owen Davey, Jaana Davidjants, Epoy Deyto, Şirin Fulya Erensoy, Ken Fero, Andrea Ancira García, Marie Gavois, Jacob Geuder, Yulia Gilich, Tobias Gralke, Graw Böckler, Gala Hernández López, Sohrab Hura, Magdalena Kallenberger, Keiken, Michel Klöfkorn, Laura Kloeckner, Julia Lazarus, Achim Lengerer, Michelle-Marie Letelier, Kathryn Lofton, Chrystèle Nicot, Abhishek Nilamber, Antje Majewski, Samira Makki, Magda Malinowska, Regina de Miguel, Ash Moniz, Meredith Morran, Marit Östberg, Volker Pantenburg, Michael Pierce, Judy Rabinowitz Price, The Radical Cinema Reading Collective, Monika Rodriguez, Joshua Sales, Juli Saragosa, Elsa de Seynes, SIKAD, Rod Stoneman, Mario Pfeifer, Sandra Schäfer, Ujjwal Kanishka Utkarsh, Vangjush Vellahu, Ina Wudtke, Hana Yoo, Dina El-Zeneiny, and Paul Khahliso Matela Zisiwe. Design by Katja Gretzinger
English, 13 x 20 cm, 504 pages
Published by K. Verlag