NICA recommends | Simulacrum online symposium STIL (TE) // STILL (NESS)
June 1 – August 31
Am I the only one constantly blaming myself for not being as productive as I should?
Patience Williams, Julie Yu, Amelia Groom, Luca Penning, Julia Alting, Patricia Nistor, Guy Livingston, Stan Litjens, Marijn Bril, Nicholas Burman, Nadeche Remst, Katja Mater, Laura Kneebone, Francesca Verga
This online symposium marks the launch of the issue STIL (TE) / STILL (NESS) of Simulacrum Magazine.
In this online silent symposium you will find contributions of art historians, cultural theorists, philosophers, musicians, artists – some of which were also featured in the magazine. They present diverging approaches to the elusive question of silence and stillness: reflections on how they frame our discourses, our possibilities, our sounds, our times.
Silence and stillness are scarce – and even in embracing them, we remain riddled with guilt; both challenged by and cherishing the space for reflection and regeneration that goes against the constant requirement of being available, productive and performing. In all the ways we frantically try to manage ourselves, each other and our time, silence might be always waiting for us to stop talking. Because honestly, ‘what a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, and even rarer, thing that might be worth saying.1
1 Gilles Deleuze, Negotiations (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995), 129.
Julia Alting, Kenneth Geurts en Luca Penning