Alex E. Chávez’s anthropological and autoethnographic practices address the relation between sound, power, and culture, especially in terms of how Latinx diasporic sonic traditions and experiments move through histories of migration.
A focus on sound, sonic practices, and sounding within the larger framework of Latinx studies necessarily invokes a concern with emplacement, which is necessarily embodied.
When the “Homer Pepe” NFT sold for 205 ETH ($320,000), Barry Threw cheered: “The art world is a software problem now.”
Over six weekends in spring 2021, Adelita Husni Bey met with a cohort of eight unionized healthcare workers based in the US and Denmark for an online filmmaking workshop focused on their experiences working in hospitals throughout the first year of the pandemic.
Where oral histories have long been anchored in practices of repetition and versioning, systems of publishing are still learning to trust and fully incorporate these dynamics, finding room for changes that are not based in the singular but in the collective.
How can we create conditions for re-use which acknowledge different kinds of contributors? Oriented by a feminist and intersectional understanding of authorship, Constant considers cultural expressions as always already situated within the communities with which we exist.
What happens when experimental musicians and composers explore Web3 and blockchains? MARCH is pleased to announce a co-publishing partnership with Berliner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (Berlin New Music Society) in conjunction with their weekend-long festival PROCESS AND PROTOCOL April 1 – 3, 2022.
Cog•nate Collective develops research projects, public interventions, and experimental pedagogical programs in collaboration with communities across the US/Mexico border region.
In 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other environmental activists, all of Ogoni origin, were hanged by the Nigerian government for standing in the way of the Royal Dutch Shell oil company. Saro-Wiwa’s work acted as a catalyst for some, if not all, who came afterwards, and his legacy continues through songs, poems, films, and visual art.
If critical histories, white Anthropocene narratives, and the will-to-protect invite a “rampant inability to imagine alternative futures outside an apocalyptic state of emergency,” a gift of Black ecological thought is its hopeful, invigorated energies and will-to-change.
As part of its ongoing work exploring the importance of infrastructure, Constant searches for ways to explore the feminist potential of free software, practices of maintenance, short and longer time frames, and how technology both produces norms and marginalizes – and they find inspiration in the figure of the sponge.
Writing through her experience as a founding member of the community arts collective Women on the Rise!, Jillian Hernandez examines how Black and Latinx working-class bodies, sexualities, and cultural practices are policed through gendered tropes of deviance and respectability.
Laurel V. McLaughlin recently interviewed Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas for BOMB Magazine on their multi-faceted project Consuming Nature which includes publicly sited billboards, documentary audio, installations, programming, and an essay published on MARCH last fall.
Élodie Mugrefya and Peter Westenberg introduce Publishing As Protocol partner organization Constant, an association for arts and media run by artists, designers, researchers and hackers based in Brussels, Belgium. Subsequent essays will be written by additional members of Constant, each bringing their interests and professional perspective into play.
Taking his glottal block stutter as a point of departure, JJJJJerome Ellis figures the aporia and the block as clearing to consider how dysfluency, opacity, and refusal can open a new space for relation.