Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Animism' at Extra City - Kunsthal Antwerpen and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (M HKA), 22 January–2 May and Kunsthalle Bern, 15 May–18 July 2010. This publication does not document the exhibition but seeks to lay a foundation for further inquiry into the issues concerned.

'What is the role of aesthetic processes in the drawing of the boundaries between nature and culture, humans and things, the animate and inanimate? Structured around the aesthetic processes and effects of animation and mummification, Animism brings together artistic and theoretical perspectives that reflect on the boundary between subjects and objects, and the modern anxiety that accompanies the relation between "persons" and "things."' —from the back cover

With artists' and authors' biographies. Please note only Asian participating artists are listed in 'Artist/s'.

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Much Trouble in the Transportation of Souls, or: The Sudden Disorganization of Boundaries - Anselm FRANKE
Theses on the Concept of the Digital Simulacrum - Florian SCHNEIDER
Biometry and Antibodies: Modernizing Animation/Animating Modernity - Edwin CARELS
Execution of Czolgosz, with Panorama of Auburn Prison [1901] - Avery F. GORDON
Chasing Shadows - Santu MOFOKENG
Angels Without Wings: A Conversation Between Bruno Latour and Anselm Franke
On Wanting to be an Animal: Human-Animal Metamorphoses in Nietzsche and Canetti - Gertrud KOCH
Still More Changes - Henri MICHAUX
Disney as a Utopian Dreamer - Oksana BULGAKOWA
Animated Origins, Origins of Animation - Brigid DOHERTY
The Uprising of Things - Vivian LISKA
The Dangers of Petrification, or 'The Work of Art and the Ages of Mineral Reproduction' - Richard William HILL
'Les lettres du blanc sur les bandes du vieux pillard': Raymond Roussel's Animism of Language - Irene ALBERS
Assembly (Animism) - Agency
Animism meets Spiritualism: Edward Taylor's 'Spirit Attack,' London 1872 - Erhard SCHUTTPELZ
To Navigate, in a Genuine Way, in the Unknown Necessitates an Attitude of Daring, but not one of Recklessness (Movements Generated from the Magical Passes of Carlos Castaneda) - Joachim KOESTER
'Uncle Snookum's Astral Odditorium & Psychic Haberdashery': Sun Ra & The Occult - Darius JAMES
On Atmosphere and a capital A - Bart DE BAERE
Anima's Silent Repatriation: Reconsidering Animism in the Contemporary World - Masato FUKUSHIMA
Vital Phantasy - Didier DEMORCY
Animism and the Philosophy of Everyday Life - Michael TAUSSIG
Absentminded Wandering through an Indeterminate Maze of Intentionality - Philippe PIROTTE
Passionate Choreographies Mediatized. On Camels, Lions and Their Domestication Among the 'Isawa in Morocco - Martin ZILLINGER
Exchanging Perspectives: The Transformation of Objects into Subjects in Amerindian Ontologies - Eduardo VIVEIROS DE CASTRO
Animism: Volume I
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Animism: Volume I