Staying with, working through and performing obsolescence

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Staying with, working through and performing obsolescence
Author(s) Ståhl, Åsa ; Lindström, Kristina ; Snodgrass, Eric
Date 2014
English abstract
This paper, which contributes to discussions on techno-ecologies by drawing on feminist technoscience, is divided into three parts. The first part is written by Lindström and Ståhl and outlines the figure of the rag and bone wo/man. It also recounts stories from their travels, where they collected both obsolete phones and also personal accounts on the part of the owners of these phones, and then moving on to explain the process of unravelling and repeating these materials into a composition of an SMS novel. In the second part, Snodgrass gives an account of the experience of subscribing to the SMS novel P.S. Sorry if I Woke You, which Lindström and Ståhl composed from the materials they collected as rag and bone women. Snodgrass’s focus is on the kinds of relational, media ecologies style dimensions that the piece can be seen to bring to the fore. Finally, all three authors join in a concluding discussion on the notions of staying with, working through and performing obsolescence.
Publisher RIXC with MPLab, Liepaja University, Latvia
Host/Issue Acoustic Space;TECHNO-ECOLOGIES 2. Media Art Histories.
Volume 12
ISSN 1407-2858
Pages 243-253
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Obsolescence
mobile phones
post-media art
Humanities/Social Sciences
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