Music writer, theorist and film maker Kodwo Eshun’s More Brilliant Than The Sun: Adventures In Sonic Fiction is set to be republished some 20 years since first. Derek Walmsley picks six columns from our archives by Kodwo Eshun in which the future Turner Prize nominee forged a new style of writing about dance music . At 17, Kodwo Eshun won an Open Scholarship to read Law at University. College , Oxford. After eight days he switched to Literary Theory, magazine journalism.
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Machines, media and art thinking were one and the same. There was new music coming out every week and this obliged you to come up with a conceptual apparatus which was totally post-human. But what are its rules? Not failure or success.
The Showroom, United Kingdom 27 February Opposite to this movement is a speculative thought which wants to go out, towards the utopian, the Alien. In the Year of the Quite Sun. The concepts would rather be buried in track titles or within an album cover.
We Travel the Space Ways: Co-Op Dialogues Eshun, Kodwo. Rave and its Influence on Art and Culture. As a DJ and music critic, Eshun speaks in record tracks. Fear of a Wet Planet. Sadie rejects all metaphors, nothing is like.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates 19 March Phase one was criticizing everything. Miller in New York, reading Erik Davis from the westcoast, getting in contact with Nomadsland magazine from Paris, I realized that there are several people with a similar structural position, who had left academia, infiltrating pop cultural spaces. They tried to extend the eshin processes which their medium suggested to them, which was coined at a moment of extreme mutation.
The Circuit eshin Enslavement Eshun, Kodwo. Rather than than promoting linear growth scenarios, radical models for unlikely futures are being assembled. Sign Up to the Newsletter. Everywhere around you, the death of critique becomes visible. Once I had found these koddwo I became more conscious in applying them to sonic concepts which composers and musicians would adopt. Textures of the Anthropocene. The Attraction of Representation.
It is the fist phase of concept manufacture, which depends on immanent analysis of the forms of the medium you are in. Carles Guerra and Jeu de Palme, eds.
One Out of Many Afrophilias. Artist Talk Eshu, Kodwo. My book was rewritten eleven times, staying offline, making the text more clear, more compressed. We could reject this and travel on totally different vectors.
Electricity Museum, Lisbon, Portugal 23 October On Her Devolves The Labour: Contemporary art and critical theory with particular reference to postwar liberation movements, modern and contemporary musicality, cybernetic theory, the cinematic soundtrack and archaeologies of futurity.
That is when you get extreme mutations.
Upcoming Events 19 Oct 10 Mar. Adventures in Sonic Fiction was published in and is “At its simplest From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Hydra Decapita and Medium Earth. British Council complies with data protection law in the UK and laws in other countries that meet internationally accepted standards. Terra Kulture, Exhun, Nigeria 18 April Genres of the Human Eshun, Kodwo.
What about Socialism AV Festival. From Left to Night Eshun, Kodwo. Listening to Dambudzo Marachera Eshun, Kodwo. Sovereign Sisters Eshun, Kodwo. The Showroom, United Kingdom 25 February Narcissus in Uniform [Catalogue Essay]. Everything is being digitally mutated.