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June 2017, English
12×19 cm, 48 pages, 2 b/w and 13 color ill., softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-344-8
Series
The Contemporary Condition
Design
Dexter Sinister
Copublisher
Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum
Status
Available

It is said that we know more about far-away galaxies than we do about the bottom of the oceans on earth. One could say something similar about our relationship to the future and to the contemporary. The distant future can seem more familiar than the deep present. We know it will come, regardless of whether or not we are around to witness it. Searching for the present is a bit like deep sea diving. How to dive without drowning in the turbulent waters of now? How to find and share sources of illumination in submarine darkness? When to surface and how to ride a strong current? Why stay afloat on the present moment at all? And what to look for while beachcombing the sea-floor of our time? These are some of the questions that Raqs Media Collective address in their account of contemporaneity—the fifth volume in the Contemporary Condition series— guided by a motley collection of figures lost and found in the turbulence of their practice.

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