By emphasizing the expressiveness of matter, its dynamism and its agentivity, neo-materialist theories distinguish themselves from classical materialist philosophy, which tends to perceive matter as being essentially passive and inert. This feature reflects on the reconfiguration of matter in the light of social, political, artistic and scientific practices that are no longer confined to the human spectrum, but concern the whole of "life," including the "non-living."
The Ethics of Material Visibility
A Many-Handed Practice
Cannibal Actif: The Artist Book as Threshold for Material Encounters
Material Expressivity in Active Materials
Beyond the Image: When the Materiality of the Photograph Eclipses Representation
Zero Sum: Kristiina Lahde’s Systems of Objects
Sinks and Spills: The Containment and Entanglements of Matter-Bodies in Frédéric-Back Park
Spring Summer 2023
This issue reflects on how we might respond to the constant onslaught of a new reactionary right based on the critical role that we believe art can play. Rather than praising individual resilience, in which humans are both the victims of trauma and responsible for its healing, the essays in this issue call for resistance. In addition to its critical approach, this issue also considers social and cultural healing, love, and kindness. It seems that by agreeing to work toward social solidarity and climate justice, we are in the process of returning to resilience its connotation of hope.