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Dread: The Dizziness of Freedom. 

Text/authors: Timo Arnall, James Bridle, Simon Critchley, Adam Greenfield, Johan Grimonprez, Vinay Gupta, Ben Hammersley, Thomas Hirschhorn, Xander Karskens, Metahaven, China Miéville, Kevin Slavin, Superflux, Juha van ’t Zelfde.
Editor: Juha van ’t Zelfde 

isbn: 978-90-78088-81-3
€ 19,50 

"Constantly changing technology and growing communication networks give mankind ever more choices and options. however, every technological innovation has its counterpart: the military, administrative, existential crash; catastrophe looms. Virilio: ‘the invention of the ship was also the invention of the ship-wreck’.

This imminent, hard to interpret threat evokes feelings of ‘dread’. Dread is an essential and potentially productive element of the human consciousness, and according to the contributors to this volume, a defining characteristic of the present-day condition humaine. Closely related to anxiety and fear, the concept of dread is associated with the ‘dizziness of freedom’, as proposed by Søren Kierkegaard in 1844.

However dark and fatalistic its connotations, through its dialectical coupling of caution and transgression, of paralysis and overdrive, it allows us to imagine the world spectacularly differently, offering glimpses of the ineffable. it is precisely this creative agency that seems ever so valuable in our time of digital accumulation – an agency that is created by the very forces that, in their politicized guises, wish to suppress or even destroy it.

This book is a peripheral exploration of dread and reflects on possible re-articulations of the concept in our times.

Juha van ’t Zelfde is a Dutch-Finnish DJ, writer and exhibition maker. He is the recipient of the De Hallen Curators Scholarship 2013, for his exhibition proposal Dread: Fear in the Age of Technological Acceleration’. He is co-founder of Non-fiction, an Amsterdam-based office for cultural innovation.

The De Hallen Curatorial Grant is generously provided by the Dr. Marijnus Johannes van Toorn & Louise Scholten Foundation; supported by Frans Hals Museum/De Hallen Haarlem.”

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