December 7, 2020

Issue #12: "Human"

PARSE Journal at the University of Gothenburg

Garðar Eyjólfsson, Scene 7.2 from Barbara- A Tale of Transformation. Illustration: Janosch Bela Kratz.

Editors: Rose Brander and Jyoti Mistry, University of Gothenburg.

With Joanna Bourke, Barbara Albert, Benjamin Gerdes, Daniel Jewesbury, Paolo Cirio, Oliver Ressler, Nathan Jones, Kerstin Bergendal + Sanne Kofod-Olson, Annelies Vaneycken, the Autotheory Group, Monica Sand, Onkar Kular + Henric Benesch, Maaike Bleeker, Mercedes Vicente, Joan Anim-Addo, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson and Garðar Eyjólfsson.

Issue #12 of the artistic research journal, PARSE, takes as its point of departure the notion of *human.

This issue offers no singularly defined notion of human. Instead it offers positions and analysis, performances and speculations on variegated ideas of the human—with its multiple pre-fixes, hence *human. The contributors all search for revitalised understandings of human in the context of revised histories, uncertain present conditions and in a future when technology, algorithms and environmental concerns, biodiversity and human biology converge in an ethical and political quagmire.

Inquiries include a focus on embodied experiences, labour issues and collaborative activism, ethics and financial systems, contextual critique in using new media, densification of residential spaces, both entangled and speculative relations of human and non-human, indigenous knowledges, systemic and historical exclusion of black subjectivities.

PARSE—Platform for Artistic Research Sweden—is an open access artistic research journal and publishing platform, committed to the relationship between analysis and artistic research and related practices. It bridges gaps and strengthens the field of artistic research by meeting the needs for new forms of peer review, publication, events and conferences.

PARSE engages a broad range of audiences: academics, artists and art institutions and is committed to interdisciplinarity and internationalization. Our aim is to facilitate dialogue across various artistic practices and its purpose is to publish research across disciplines from a global context.

The forthcoming issue #13 of PARSE, "On the Question of Exhibition”, summer 2021, is edited by Mick Wilson, Nick Aikens, Kjell Caminha and Jyoti Mistry.

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