Multispecies Festivities is an e-book that builds from the gatherings we co-curated for Roskilde Festival in 2017.
We invited visual artists, researchers, authors, technologists, performers and more to explore and challenge some of the principles for the structuring of gatherings and communities in a more-than-human perspective. The art programme presented site-specific works and research-based art practices investigating relations between humans and more-than-humans in the various ecosystems at stake and in (de)composition during the festival. We presented an international programme of installations, performances, readings and talks contemplating and experimenting with the formation of more-than-human communion - attempting to stay with the trouble of summoning the non-human residents of the festival-site and probing our own particular ways and means of response-ability.
This e-book presents leftovers from the festival, in the form of reflections, notes, essays, recipes, rituals, scripts, images and code, in order to extend their life-span beyond the ephemeral days of the festival itself. It contains contributions from a rawlings, Adam Bencard & Louise Whiteley, Eben Kirksey, Ida Schyum & Joachim Aagaard Friis, Jessie Holmes & Natasja Loutchko, Johan Pedersen, Joshua Evans, Karin Bolender Hart, Lisbeth Bank, Marie Kølbæk Iversen and many more human and more-than-human critters that made it all possible.
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