This is the first of our occasional interview series exploring cultural studies research and practice outside Goldsmiths’ Centre for Cultural Studies. Nyx met up with David Wilkinson, a Research Assistant at the University of Reading. In this interview David calls for a return to cultural materialism, particularly that of Raymond Williams, and discusses his own … Continue reading
Rats. Cockroaches. Locusts. Plagues and infestations. Vermin are the unwanted, the weeds of the animal kingdom, the exterminable. They spread infection and disease and pose a threat to human life. For its ninth issue, Nyx, a noctournal seeks contributions that address the concept of vermin. How can we think about the construction of vermin, particularly in … Continue reading
Nyx, a Noctournal is a peer-reviewed print/online platform of cultural theory, politics and art. Whilst print is beautiful, online and open-access platforms hold great potential for sharing work with a growing network of new cultural theorists, activists, and art practitioners. And whilst we can’t pay for work, as our limited funds all go into costs of … Continue reading
‘While photographing the calendar subjects, I was also preparing for my long-awaited chest surgery. In fact, I left Berlin the very morning after the calendar launch party, and was in hospital by that evening, pre-surgical lines drawn upon my shaven chest by the doctor who would perform the operation. I had been occupied with the … Continue reading
Tattoo Virus: AIDS Representation on the Skin, by Richard Sawdon Smith, published in full in Nyx, a noctournal, Issue 8: Skin. ‘In 2009 I started a project entitled The Anatomical Man (born out of a long-standing project called Observe) in which I had part of the circulatory system tattooed onto my body. Since being … Continue reading
Cover image by Alice White Please join us for the launch of Nyx: A Noctournal issue 8 featuring Stewart Home, Catherine Malabou, Hedi el Kholti, Federico Campagna and many more. The launch night will include art and video projections, DJs and bands (Mean Bikini, Rude Intruder, and The Wharves) and you’ll be able to pick … Continue reading
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The full audio of the talk is available here.