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Technosphere

2015—2019

Research Project

The twentieth-century celebrated technology as a way to achieve planetary unity and control. Yet today technics, nature, and human activity seem to combine in increasingly disorienting, uncontrolled compositions in which once-reliable distinctions lose their stability. How did we end up in this world of technological vertigo, this Mobius strip of world and planetary technics, wherein cause and effect, local and global factors, human and non-human agency, perpetually confuse and confound one another’s borders?

To project

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Oxana Timofeeva: The Geo-Power of Oil: Material Power, Economies of Excess, The Capitalist Unconscious

Oxana Timofeeva in conversation with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Narrator: Priya Basil Original version Dec 1, 2017

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Jens Soentgen: Explosions: Initial Ignition, Mobilization, Cults of Combustion (German)

Jens Soentgen in conversation with Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger In German Dec 1, 2017

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Oil Man: Dark Matter, Oil-Anthropology, Petroculture Without Oil?

With Dieter Hiller, Stephanie LeMenager, Jens Soentgen & Oxana Timofeevan; moderated by Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger Narrator: Priya Basil Original version Discussion, Dec 1, 2017

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Oil Man: Dark Matter, Oil-Anthropology, Petroculture Without Oil? (German)

With Dieter Hiller, Stephanie LeMenager, Jens Soentgen & Oxana Timofeevan; moderated by Alexander Klose & Benjamin Steininger German translation Diskussion, Dec 1, 2017

Audio – 0:21:54

Stephanie LeMenager, Alexander Ilitchevsky: Oil Lake

Original version (English, Russian) Presentation, reading, Dec 1, 2017