Launch of e-flux journal Issue #131 

Launch of e-flux journal Issue #131 

Krishna’s Butterball in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. Photo: McKay Savage. License: CC BY 2.0.

Launch of e-flux journal Issue #131 
With authors Leon Dische Becker, Cosmo Bjorkenheim, Sabu Kohso, and Matt Peterson

Free admission

December 7, 2022, 7pm
172 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Please join the editors of e-flux journal on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm for a special evening launching the journal’s current Issue #131.

Authors Sabu Kohso and Matt Peterson will discuss their conversation “The Catastrophe Revealed: On Radiation and Revolution,” which traces deep, interconnected fault lines between the ongoing aftermaths of the Fukushima disaster and the Covid pandemic, as well as the imperial and also liberatory history of activist movements in Tokyo, New York, and all places where people rise up against a disintegrating world. 

Authors Leon Dische Becker and Cosmo Bjorkenheim will discuss their essay “A Cursed Franchise: Reliving Colonial Nightmares Through Endless Sci-fi Remakes,” which, among other things, recommends against Hollywood directors mounting a fourth remake of H. G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau, arguing that its curses and racist colonial critiques are better left in the past.

The evening will be introduced and moderated by the journal editors.

e-flux journal is a monthly art publication featuring writings by some of the most engaged artists and thinkers working today. Its Issue #131 (November 2022) features contributions by Mi You, Sabu Kohso, Matt Peterson, Martin Guinard, Leon Dische Becker, Cosmo Bjorkenheim, Nicola Perugini, Tommaso Fiscaletti, Su Wei, Pelin Tan, Olga Olina, Hallie Ayres, and Anton Vidokle. Read or download the issue here.

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Film, Colonialism & Imperialism
Science Fiction, Revolution, Japan, Covid-19, Accidents & Disasters, Publications

Leon Dische Becker is a writer, editor, and translator (Ger-to-Eng) from Berlin currently living between Los Angeles and New York City. He is trying to write more again. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @leonjdb.

Cosmo Bjorkenheim is a filmmaker and writer who lives in New York City. His work has been screened at Anthology Film Archives, Maysles Documentary Center, and the Museum of the Moving Image. He is a contributing editor at Screen Slate.

Sabu Kohso is a political and social critic, translator, and a long-time activist in the global and anti-capitalist struggle. He has published several books on urban space and struggle in Japan, and has translated books by Kojin Karatani and David Graeber. His most recent book is Radiation and Revolution (Duke University Press, 2020).

Matt Peterson is an organizer at Woodbine, an experimental space in New York City. He co-edited the books In the Name of the People (2018), The Mohawk Warrior Society (2022), and The Reservoir (2022). Since 2014 he has collaborated with Malek Rasamny on “The Native and the Refugee,” a multimedia documentary project on American Indian reservations and Palestinian refugee camps.

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