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Launch event for RABRAB journal issue#02 in two volumes.
Start at 6pm
Music by:
Henrik Heinonen, Horst Quartet, FateVsFreeWilly, M.traz (Noise DJ Set).
More info on evening to be announced.

The second issue of RABRAB journal is now published as two volumes of 500 pages all together. The focus of this issue is ”noise against culture”.

The second issue of Rab-Rab is dealing with the issue of noise from very specific point of view. Departing from our programme based on the understanding of art practice as a confrontation between formal and political inquiries, our aim in this issue is to use noise as the name for this difficult, disturbing, loud and coercive exploration. In many cases the formal and political aspects of noise are two separate things: the former is seen as an issue of information or perception, whereas the latter is usually reduced to a metaphor of spontaneity. But if we change these parameters of discussing the noise from measurable coefficients of failed communication, or from elusive metaphors of contingencies, towards the conceptual references related to ideology and class struggles, then what is understood as noise turns into something else. It can become a valid concept of inquiry, refusing to be pinpointed to conventional academic banalities or to silly phenomenological artistic fantasies immersed in experience.
Welcome to join, talk and enjoy.

Contributors for volume A:
Dror Feiler, Mazen Kerbaj, Ozren Pupovac, Ben Watson, Michel Chevalier, Jean-Claude Moineau, Taneli Viitahuhta, Henrik Heinonen, Grégoire Rousseau, Bruno Besana, Ivana Momčilović, François Nicolas,.

Contributors for volume B:
Darko Suvin, Anthony Iles, Grupa za Konceptualnu Politiku, Mattin, Jyrki Siukonen, Rahel Puffert, Martin Krenn, Jaakko Karhunen, Max Ryynänen, Antti Eskelinen – Eze, Gert Raeithel, Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas, Milica Tomić, Christine Delphy, Peter Gidal, Giovanna Esposito-Yussif, Kari Yli-Annala and Sezgin Boynik

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