Maria Fusco

Poor it is
Waking Up from The Nightmare of Participation, 2011

Poor it is

Poor it is is a prose poem essay in Waking Up from The Nightmare of Participation, a new book edited by Nina Kolowratnik and Markus Miessen.

The book presents a platform for the development of proactive engagement and aims to fuel an antagonistic debate amongst theorists and practitioners from various fields of knowledge, cultural backgrounds and political positions. This book does not look for approval or consensual deliberation, but seeks for an agile examination of a proposed postconsensual (spatial) practice, formulating the necessity to undo the innocence of participation while promoting a conflictual reading of participation as a mode of proactive first person singular engagement: a step towards a state of acting and an individual, propositional practice.

Contributors include: Can Altay, Sabine Bitter, Arno Brandlhuber, Federica Bueti, Angelique Campens, Carson Chan, Cybermohalla Ensemble, Eyal Danon, Jeff Derksen, Hu Fang, Luigi Fassi, Mark Fisher, Maria Fusco, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Liam Gillick, Mika Hannula, Stefan Heidenreich, Michael Hirsch, Nikolaus Hirsch, Silvan Linden, Schorsch Kamerun, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Suhail Malik, Markus Miessen, Nina Möntmann, Julia Moritz, Michel Müller, Jan Nauta, Magnus Nilsson, Melanie O'Brian, Morten Paul, Dan Perjovschi, Andrea Phillips, Kristina Lee Podesva, Christian Posthofen, Patricia Reed, Dieter Roelstraete, Mark von Schlegell, Ashkan Sepahvand, Jeremy Till, Eva Tuerks, Jan Verwoert, Felix Vogel, Helmut Weber, Adnan Yildiz, Phillip Zach, Wolfgang Zinggl and Tirdad Zolghadr.

ISBN 978 94 90474 00 3 - published by Expodium, Utrecht