Dust & Shadow Reader #2 – Attunement
Very honoured to be part of the Dust & Shadow Reader #2 by FOaM dedicated to the theme of Attunement. I contributed with a text on the inframince, an ungoing interest of mine and the basis of my doctoral research.
The publication will officially be launched at the Hayden Library in Tempe, 300 East Orange Street, AZ during the Acoustic Ecology Salon on 23 September, where you can also pick up printed copies of the reader:
https://fo.am/events/attunement-desert/ (4-5:30pm pre-launch event)
At the opening event of the Desert Humanities Initiative, FoAM and Timothy Morton discuss what it means to attune to the desert landscape. What does the desert ask of us and how might it change how we dwell?
The Dust & Shadow reader #2 is a commonplace booklet exploring attunement as a proposition for engaging with the world, Earth-bound environments and their inhabitants, in a continuously changing field of relationships.
The motley collection of textual and visual excerpts in this reader offers glimpses of attunement from different perspectives, including ecological, technological, animist, transhumanist, artistic, scientific and philosophical points of view. The various perspectives present in the reader suggest a range of different ways of attuning to the wider (and wider-than-human) world. Some are intimate accounts of personal experiences, others present a more theoretical inclination. Some offer imaginative prompts, others concrete exercises. The reader hints at attunement as a way to mitigate the effects of environmental and cultural turbulence. It also invites us to experiment with attunement to reinvigorate our relationships with an uncertain present and unknowable futures.
With contributions from Ron Broglio, Edith Doove, Daniel Gilfillan, Erica Hanson, Cat Jones, Theun Karelse, Kevin McHugh & Scott Warren, Sam Nightingale, Adam Nocek, Anna-Maria Orru & Morten Søndergard, Jerneja Rebernak and others.
All images from the Reader.