What follows is an exercise in unlearning the human language: we are folding the edges into the centre, knotting neural pathways, disarticulating limbs and lines, disassembling ourselves across interfacial and intrafacial layers, between violence and care. This machinic being is skewed towards scattered outliers, this misfitting is deliberate. Words placed side by side in the correct order are limited to performing their functions within a closed system, this doesn’t interest us. We want to know: are you feeding the machine or is the machine feeding you?
The fifth issue of FIELDNOTES contains new work by Josephine Pryde, Fred Moten, Ren Ebel, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Fionn Petch, Marie NDiaye, Jordan Stump, Dana Ranga, Christina Hennemann, Sirkhane Darkroom, Lauren de Sá Naylor, Eileen Myles, Markéta Fagan & Aili Francis, Sam Cottington, Margaret Tait, Luke Fowler, Sarah Neely & Peter Todd, Mary Ruefle, John Smith, ‘Hal Washington’, Dabin Kim, Alex Aspden, and Philip Ewe.
Fieldnotes is a quarterly print journal publishing new writing and artworks with a focus on practices that work between disciplines and against type. There is always a third thing between two things that are known; we are interested in whatever there is between translations/transitions, things-in-progress, converging genres, methods of excavation and formal innovation. The purpose of the journal is to provide a test site for ideas and research; a space for experimental modes and new prototypes.