Text by DeForrest Brown Jr., Annie Goh, Mandy Harris Williams, Jörg Heiser, Ra Hlasane, Justin Hoffmann, Martin Pesch, Rosa Reitsamer, Camilo Rocha, Mathilde Weh, Alexander Weheliye.
Techno: the art, the spaces, the culture and the legacy, with contributions by Ryoji Ikeda, Carsten Nicolai, DeForrest Brown, Jr, and more
As a global phenomenon, techno has left its mark not only on music history, but also on art, philosophy and pop culture at large. Techno Worlds looks at the variety of styles and subgenres within techno, also inquiring into the kinds of spaces associated with it, and the club as zone of liberation and experimentation for intersectionality and queer culture. The catalog documents works by a range of artists responding to techno in mediums spanning photography, film, video and installation, while also tracing the history of techno and club culture, and the relationship between techno and art. Broader themes addressed here include the body and time, drugs and the aesthetics of codes and sign systems. Techno Worlds features photography, film, video and installation works.
Artists and contributors include: Abdul Qadim Haaq, Aleksandra Domanovic, Carsten Nicolai, Chicks on Speed, Daniel Pflumm, DeForrest Brown, Jr., Dominique White, Henrike Naumann & Bastian Hagedorn, Jacqueline Caux, Jeremy Shaw, M+M, Mamba Negra, Maryam Jafri, Rangoato Hlasane, Robert Lippok, Romuald Karmakar, Ryoji Ikeda, Sarah Schönfeld, the Otolith Group, Tobias Zielony, Tony Cokes, Vinca Petersen and Zuzanna Czebatul.