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Mathias Denecke (ed.), Holger Kuhn (ed.), ...: Liquidity, Flows, Circulation

Mathias Denecke (ed.), Holger Kuhn (ed.), Milan Stürmer (ed.)

Liquidity, Flows, Circulation
The Cultural Logic of Environmentalization

Softcover, 352 pages

Date of publication: 19.09.2022

It has become a truism that capital circulates, that data, populations and materials flow, that money offers liquidity. Placed at the intersection of art, media and cultural studies as well as economic theory, the volume investigates the Cultural Logic of Environmentalization. As flows, circulations and liquidity resurface in all aspects of recent culture and contemporary art, this volume investigates the hypothesis of a genuine cultural logic of environmentalization through these three concepts.
It thus brings together two areas of research which have been largely separate. On the one hand, the volume takes up discussions about ecologies with and without nature and environmentalization as a contemporary form of power and capital. On the other hand, the volume takes its cue from Fredric Jameson’s notion that each stage of capitalism is accompanied by a genuine cultural logic. The volume introduces this current of materialist thinking into the ongoing discussions of ecologies and environmentalization. By analyzing contemporary art, architecture, theater, films, and literature, the 15 contributions by scholars and artists explore different fields where liquid forms, semantics of flow, or processes of circulation emerge as a contemporary cultural logic.

 

With contributions by: Ursula Biemann, Martin Doll, Katerina Genidogan, Sebastian Kirsch, Esther Leslie, Annie McClanahan, Maryse Ouellet, Malte Fabian Rauch, Hannah Schmedes, Yannick Schütte, Christian Schwinghammer, Jacob Soule, Yvonne Volkart, Beny Wagner, Stefan Yong.

  • digital media
  • ecology
  • cultural critic
  • capitalism
  • economics
  • digital culture
  • art

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Mathias Denecke

is a researcher at Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s Institute for Media Studies. After completing the BA and MA degree in Literature-Arts-Media studies at the University of Konstanz (DE), Denecke wrote his dissertation on flow-talk as an epistemic resource in depictions of our digital cultures at Leuphana University Lüneburg. Denecke’s key research areas are media theory, data infrastructures, and logistics.

Holger Kuhn

works as assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) for Historical Visual Culture and Art History at Bielefeld University. From 2016 to 2021 he was postdoctoral researcher at the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique” at Leuphana University Lüneburg. His current research focuses on and visual culture, media theory, and the questions of financialization and environmentalization in contemporary art.
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Milan Stürmer

is a research associate for the research project Media and Participation at Leuphana University Lüneburg's Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM), where he works on the economic elements of participation. At the intersection between media theory, economics, anthropology and the philosophy of technology, his research centers on the proliferation of forms of debt in the twentieth and twenty-first century in the context of the generalization of an ecological, relational thinking.
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