Touch Me Festival: Energy Ab/Use

catalogue and reader

editors: Olga Majcen Linn, Sunčica Ostoić, Tereza Teklić

This festival publication presents international authors dealing with the topic of energy which have been presented in the festival exhibition, performances, film and workshops. The accompanyg reader inludes essays covering heterogeneous character of the term "energy" (physical quantity, a resource, something that keeps biological beings alive...) in the discources of philosophy, ecology, science, activism and artistic practices.

CONTENTS

1. Intro
Kontejner: Earth is the Charged Body Floating in Space – 6

2. Exibition, performances, workshops
Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand: Camera Lucida – 14
Andy Gracie: Fish, Plant, Rack – 18
HeHe / Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen: Nuage Vert – 22
Marija Knezić: xPatch - Anti-Radiation Patch – 26
Ines Krasić & Ivan Nikolić Lesh: Banana Poetry 2 – 28
Dubravko Kuhta Tesla: MEP – 32
LIGTUNE.G / Bojan Gagić & Miodrag Gladović: Lighterature Reading No.1 – 36
Mischer'traxler / Katharina Mischer & Thomas Traxler: Nespresso batery - There is a Lot of Energy in Nespresso Capsules – 38
Field: AF / AC Workshop – 42
Jasenko Rasol: Winter Gardens – 52
Ken Rinaldo & Amy Youngs: Farm Fountain – 56
Barry Schwartz: Shocktactics – 60
Valentin Thurn: Taste the Waste – 64
Tissue Culture & Art Project / Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr: The Remains of
Disembodied Cuisine – 68
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec: Virtual Hole - Wind 1:1 – 72

3. Cinema
Hrvoje Pukšec: Film is the Art of Electrical Energy and the Sexiest Current
Vines from Split Atoms – 78

4. Reader
Kontejner: Intro – 100
Katalin Martinas: Energy in Physics and in the Economy – 104
Manuel Da Landa: The Geology of Morals: A Neo-Materialist Interpretation – 134
Reza Negarestani: Solar Inferno and the Earthbound Abyss – 160
Slavoj Žižek: Earth, a Pale Mother – 174
Dražen Šimleša: Solutions on the Mirage Horizon – 200
Noortje Marres: The Making of Climate Publics: Eco-homes as Material
Devices of Publicity – 226
Igor Čatić: Plastic the Greenest, Rubber an Irreplaceable Material for the 21st Century – 258
Marko Strpić: The Freegan - a Life without Money or Consumption – 276
Dumpster diving – 290
Melentie Pandilovski: Philosophical, Cultural, a nd Economical Pillars of Biotechnology – 306
Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr: Life as a Ray Material: How to Consider Bio-matter? – 322

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