'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 beach-combing the seafloor of our time? These are some of the questions that Raqs Media Collective address in their account of contemporaneitym guided by a motley collection of figures lost and found in the turbulence of their practice.' - from the back cover

Alternative title

The Contemporary Condition 05

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Onsite

Location code REF.RAQ
Language

English

Keywords

contemporaneity

Publication/Creation date

2017

No of pages

48

ISBN / ISSN

9783956793448

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

The Contemporary Condition: We Are Here, But Is It Now? (The Submarine Horizons of Contemporaneity)
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The Contemporary Condition: We Are Here, But Is It Now? (The Submarine Horizons of Contemporaneity)