Skip to product information
1 of 1

Ida Bencke and Jørgen Bruhn

MULTISPECIES STORYTELLING IN INTERMEDIAL PRACTICES

MULTISPECIES STORYTELLING IN INTERMEDIAL PRACTICES

Regular price $19.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $19.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices is a speculative endeavor asking how we may represent, relay, and read worlds differently by seeing other species as protagonists in their own rights. What other stories are to be invented and told from within those many-tongued chatters of multispecies collectives? Could such stories teach us how to become human otherwise?

Often, the human is defined as the sole creature who holds language, and consequently is capable of articulating, representing, and reflecting upon the world. And yet, the world is made and remade by ongoing and many-tongued conversations between various organisms reverberating with sound, movement, gestures, hormones, and electrical signals. Everywhere, life is making itself known, heard, and understood in a wide variety of media and modalities. Some of these registers are available to our human senses, while some are not.

Facing a not-so-distant future catastrophe, which in many ways and for many of us is already here, it is becoming painstakingly clear that our imaginaries are in dire need of corrections and replacements. How do we cultivate and share other kinds of stories and visions of the world that may hold promises of modest, yet radical hope? If we keep reproducing the same kind of languages, the same kinds of scientific gatekeeping, the same kinds of stories about “our” place in nature, we remain numb in the face of collapse.

Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices offers steps toward a (self)critical multispecies philosophy which interrogates and qualifies the broad and seemingly neutral concept of humanity utilized in and around conversations grounded within Western science and academia. Artists, activists, writers, and scientists give a myriad of different interpretations of how to tell our worlds using different media – and possibly gives hints as to how to change it, too.

DETAILS

Ida Bencke, MA, is an independent curator with the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her curatorial work spans experimental exhibition formats and speculative ecofeminist aesthetics. Her recent exhibition projects explore questions around shared vulnerabilities, and technologies of care and resistance within a more-than-human field. Research interests include political implications and radical potentials of rest, refusal, and pleasure politics.

Jørgen Bruhn is professor of Comparative Literature, Linnæus University, Sweden. His two latest monographs are The Intermediality of Narrative Literature: Medialities Matter (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and, with Anne Gjelsvik, Cinema Between Media: An Intermedial Approach (Edinburgh UP, 2018). Bruhn’s main research areas are intermediality and media studies, ecocriticism and environmental humanities. He is currently writing a book with the working title Intermedial Ecocriticism: Anthropocene Representations across Media (with Niklas Salmose), for Lexington Books.

SHIPPING

Orders over $125 (before taxes and after any discounts or promotions) ship FREE. We offer $20 flat rate shipping for all other orders. 

At this time, The Gallery Store only ships to locations within Canada. All orders are shipped using Canada Post. 

In-store pickup is available for all orders. We will contact you when your order is ready.

RETURNS

If an item is defective, we will gladly exchange the item at no charge to you. Please contact us within 14 days.

Should you be dissatisfied with an item for another reason, you may return it within 14 days for a full refund minus the original shipping charges. You are responsible for return shipping costs. Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit in return to us.

In order to receive a full or partial refund (minus shipping charges), the item must be new, unopened, and accompanied by all original packaging material. The original sales receipt must accompany any returns and items must be in unused, re-sellable condition. 

Please note that deodorant, soap, beauty products, jewellery, masks, and sale items are final sale.

View full details