Issue 4 (2010) Liquid State

From Zygmunt Baumann's 'liquid modernity' to Epeli Hau‛ofa's 'ocean within us' to Allan Sekula's 'ocean swimmer', there is another way of thinking the present that treats liquidity as our current condition. Read the issue online here

Reading Room (issue 4)


Issue 4 of Reading Room invites contributions that address our liquid state, whether as a tool to rethink nation, or as a means to envisage new notions of connectivity and mobility, or as a metaphor for being, or quite literally as a focus for thinking about water as both medium and essential resource.

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.04  Foreword
.05  Introduction
.06  JULIAN DASHPER, 1960-2009. A Tribute.
Edited by Simon Ingram with Wystan Curnow


.42 Acquiescence: Fluid Realities and Planned Retreat 
Nigel Clark
.60 Allan Sekula's The Lottery of the Sea
Mercedes Vicente
.72 He Korowai o te Wai - the Mantle of Water
Ian Wedde
.82 Roundtable: Thinking Through Oceania Now 
Coordinated and edited by Peter Brunt
.112 The Truth of Waters 
Stephen Turner
.124 Waterfall
Jan Bryant
.144 The Ordering of Worlds: Two Recent Video Works by Stella Brennan
Sean Cubitt
.156 Membranism, Wet Gaps, Archipelago Poetics
Lisa Samuels
.168 Into the Mystic: Maddie Leach's (im-) Material World
Martin Patrick


.177 Loss of the Adventure
Maddie Leach
.194 From a Cupboard Under the Stairs: the Bruce Barber Archive
Stella Brennan
.206 Documentation from the First Pan Pacific Biennale (1976) 
Compiled by Catherine Hammond
.220 Staff Research, Presentations and Publications: 2009
.222 Contributors

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