Navigation Beyond Vision book launch

Navigation Beyond Vision book launch


Cover: Navigation Beyond Vision, 2023.

September 18, 2023
Navigation Beyond Vision book launch
September 24, 2023, 2pm
MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Festival
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

To celebrate the launch of Navigation Beyond Vision (e-flux and Sternberg Press, 2023), please join the book’s editors Tom Holert and Doreen Mende from the Harun Farocki Institut for a discussion with Brian Kuan Wood at MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Festival & Fair 2023 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW).

Navigation begins where the map becomes indecipherable. Navigation operates on a plane of immanence in constant motion. Instead of framing or representing the world, the art of navigation continuously updates and adjusts multiple frames from viewpoints within and beyond the world. Navigation is thus an operational practice of synthesizing various orders of magnitude.

Only a few weeks prior to his untimely death in 2014, Harun Farocki briefly referred to navigation as a contemporary challenge to montage—editing distinct sections of film into a continuous sequence—as the dominant paradigm of techno-political visuality. For Farocki, the computer-animated, navigable images that constitute the twenty-first century’s “ruling class of images” call for new tools of analysis, prompting him to ask: How does the shift from montage to navigation alter the way images—and art—operate as models of political action and modes of political intervention? 

Just released by e-flux and Sternberg Press, Navigation Beyond Vision features essays by Ramon Amaro and Murad Khan, James Bridle, Kodwo Eshun, Jennifer Gabrys, Tom Holert, Mariana Silva, Doreen Mende, Matteo Pasquinelli, Laura Lo Presti, Patricia Reed, Nikolay Smirnov, Oraib Toukan, and Brian Kuan Wood.

Navigation Beyond Vision is the latest in e-flux journal’s series of readers published with Sternberg Press. Previous titles in this series include: Elizabeth A. Povinelli’s Routes/Worlds, Luis Camnitzer’s One Number Is Worth One WordArt without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism, Jalal Toufic’s What Was I Thinking?What’s Love Got to Do with It?The Internet Does Not Exist, Martha Rosler’s Culture Class, Hito Steyerl’s The Wretched of the ScreenAre You Working Too Much?, Boris Groys’s Going PublicWhat Is Contemporary Art?, and many more here.

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