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Alien


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Alien


2020. 21 x 28 cm, softcover
172 pages, 74 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-410-4
CHF 20.00 / EUR 20.00
Contributions in German or English

Contributions by Alice-ch3n81, Ludovica Battista, Arnaud Bostelmann, Jeanne Casagrande, Silvia Cipelletti, Romy Colombe. K, Isabella Costabile, Lucio Crignola, Chiara Davino, Ella Eßlinger, Elena Gianelloni, Julius Grambow, Nils Havelka, Linus Ledermann, Isabel Lehn-Blazejczak, Hannes Livers Gutberlet, Kateřina Krupičková, Victor Lortie, Oscar Lussi, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Davide Morgillo, Grace Oberholzer, Francesco Paleari, Tobia Rapelli, Géraldine Recker, Fabian Tobias Reiner, Valentin Ribi, Miro Roman, Roshan Ramkeesoon, Lukas Ryffel, Chiara Salmini, Sara Sherif, Timotheus Ueberall, Lorenza Villani, Thierry Vuattoux, Jeremy Waterfield, Mats Werchohlad, Stefan Wiesner, Magdaléna Zemanová, Martin Zwahlen
Designed by Pierre Benoit

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A circle with a 30-meter diameter and a pair of VR-goggles are enough to create the illusion of walking endlessly on a straight line. Any language, as a limited coordinate system of meanings, can expand the world in a similar way. In this case, difference is the measuring method and unit of perception: we believe we can perceive by contrasts. However, with category and definition, ambivalence and subversion emerge. Since the alien as a category is inevitably an accomplice of exclusion and appropriation, we have decided to set the focus of this issue on its practical potential: away from the perception of ‘aliens’ and towards an instrumentalized alienation. Existent cartographies can be reinterpreted. A new space of action is waiting to be claimed. The alien points towards a different reality beyond the traditional, fixed principles that seem to define our world.