“We are vital materiality and we are surrounded by it, though we do not always see it that way.”
(pg. 14 in Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things by Jane Bennett)
“The more computed our environment becomes, the further back it returns us to our primitive past, boomerangs us right back to an animistic world view where everything has a spirit, rocks and lions and men. So all the objects in the world become more responsive, things that were once regarded as dumb become addressable, and that universal addressability—a network of things—creates this enchanted landscape. Magic is literally in the air. And that is an altered state, and an endlessly productive one.”
Techno-Animism with John Kelsey, Katja Novitskova, Jacolby Satterwhite and Mark Leckey in Mousse Magazine
SETTING OF A SERMON:
What do we see and what do we choose to look at?
What is vital, is visible, is virtual and valued attention?
What is overturned underground, forgotten from the surface?
How to begin to reconcile and re-cognize our footprints on the planet?
A TEMPLE OF ALTER-TIME
At the pulse of plastic
An altar of trash
A sacred surplus (of stuff)
Accept holey excess
Access holy space
of human x_here_x