Hot off the press! #4 issue of The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest


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1 Excerpt from issue‚s forward
2 Issue’s Table of Contents
3 Ultra-red performance at LACE (non-journal event)
4 New Orleans Art Auction (non-journal event)
5 Walking to Guantanamo to Witness Torture (journal writer announcement)
6 Slide Library

1 Excerpt from issue‚s forward
We are dancing in the dark. Tough luck kids. In January 2005, we held a dark mass and wailed. We are now dark energy. Darkness has shifted with this ever-expanding fucked-up system. Our dearly held agendas and assumptions- once truisms- are now suspect. How can we work in this glue gloom?

On May 13, 2004 cultural production in 5 cities in the Center of the United States just stopped. The towns themselves didn‚t seem to notice, their TV‚s still brought in moving images, their radios still played the programmed music. It was unclear if the disappearance was a coordinated act of refusal, or if the producers were taken away. It is unclear whether similar events have occurred elsewhere. Are they dead? Have they disappeared, are they dead or are they in hiding?

This fourth issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest has been most difficult to put together.

2 Issue’s Table of Contents
>Interview with Brian Holmes- By Robby Herbst
>An open letter to Kalle Lasn- By Yael Grauer
>Cooing over the Gold Phallus- By Sarah Kanouse
>The Baby Haters- By Laurie Pike
>A Critique of Current Social Change Politics- By Selina Musuta and Darby Hickey (web only)
>The interviewed thoughts of MT Karthik- By Marc Herbst
>Lessons for the Left from Madison Avenue- Stephen Duncombe (web only)
>PILOT TV: Experimental Media for Feminist Trespass!!!- By Daniel Tucker and Emily Forman
>Precarity explained to kids- by Aviv Kruglanski
>Time for the Dead to have a Word with the Living- By Ultra-red
>Seeing the Disappeared- By Chitra Ganesh
>Physiology of the Oppressed- By David Murphy
>The Flip Side to the Commodification of Revolution- By Nato Thompson
>Temporary Public Spaces- By Ashley Hunt
>Interview with Susan Greene- By Josh On (web only)
>New Solidarities: After Ideology and Culture, There Is History- By Dan S. Wang
>Anti-war politics after the public sphere- By Craig Willse
>On quasi-cinemas and hand grenades- By Mariana Botey with Cara Baldwin
>Building a Future in the Here and Now- By Chris Carlsson
>Toward an Embodied Home- By Doran George and Sarah Payton with Lauren Hartman (web only)
>WHAT HAPPENED ON NOVEMBER 2, 2004- Compiled by Gregory Laynor (web only)
>Re-enacting Stonewall, Jackson that is- By Matt Wolf with Allison Smith

>For a list of this issue’s art projects, see

3 Ultra-red performance at LACE
16 December | 7 PM Doors Open | 7:30 PM Performances Start
Ultra-red | Adam Overton | Slanguage | Jeff Cain

Taking a break from their SILENT|LISTEN performances, Ultra-red review the record accumulating from their inquiry into the state of the AIDS epidemic in Bushnation. From Baltimore to Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, Ultra-red have staged conversations with AIDS activists and organizers on the ground. For this special performance, Ultra-red consider how the voice itself functions as an object. Dangerously wandering off script, liberated from the delusions of the ego, the voice becomes an object of desire and anxiety. Ultra-red unleash “The Object Voice,” integrating real-time sound-processing and spoken reflection. The object voice par excellence, is silence.

4 New Orleans Art Auction

5 Walking to Guantanamo to Witness Torture
“Journal contributor Frida Berrigan writes that she is currently with a group in Cuba attempting to meet with prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.

6 Slide Library
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