Evidence Ensembles

Publication series Das Neue Alphabet (The New Alphabet), Volume 24
Editors: Christoph Rosol, Giulia Rispoli, Katrin Klingan, and Niklas Hoffmann-Walbeck
Publisher: Spector Books, Leipzig
ca. 90 pages, German and English edition
color illustrations, paperback with folded dust cover
ISBN DE: 978-3-95905-663-2
ISBN EN: 978-3-95905-664-9
Price: 10 €

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The earth is experiencing the first stage of the Anthropocene: a highly disruptive transitional period of “global weirding” within which established ecological, climatic, geochemical and biological patterns are changing radically and in some cases are threatened with collapse. Material evidence for this planetary transition is abundant and mounting. To secure future habitability, other forms of evidence need to be added: the human aptitude to learn and correct itself and the accommodation of cosmologies that allow for interdependency and care. Evidence Ensembles is an experimental collage of perspectives on the material witnesses of planetary change, their reconstruction and their calling on humanity.

With contributions by Kat Austen, Carbon Aesthetics Group (Desiree Foerster, Myriel Milićević, Karolina Sobecka, Alexandra Regan Toland, Clemens Winkler) Nigel Clark, Kristine L. DeLong Anna Echterhölter, Victor Galaz, Susan Schuppli, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Liz Thomas, Simon Turner, Abraham Gottlob Werner and Jens Zinke

Table of contents:

Katrin Klingan, Christoph Rosol, Giulia Rispoli

Human Mineral Classification
Anna Echterhölter

Anthropogenic Fire as the Hinge Between Earth System and Strata
Nigel Clark

Slow Accumulation, Sudden Violence
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

Whale Falls, Carbon Sinks: Aesthetics and the Anthropocene
Carbon Aesthetics Group

Kat Austen, Nigel Clark, Kristine DeLong and Jens Zinke on Human and Coral Structures and Coral Times
Victor Galaz and Simon Turner on Material and Immaterial Traces and: How political is the Stratigraphic Anthropocene?
Susan Schuppli and Liz Thomas on Ice Core Temporalities and on Reconstructions of the Unseen

Porcelain colour plates by Abraham Gottlob Werner