Everything Is Somewhere Else
The things and processes we often categorise as ‘infrastructure’ occupy a zone beyond the limits of our cognition; and yet this zone is buried in our everyday lives. Infrastructures operate below the average thresholds of human awareness while subliminally dictating the permissible flows of the everyday. To engage creatively with them is to go back to first principles. To think critically about them is to think about the ways in which realities are sculpted, about politics and power.
Everything Is Somewhere Else, edited by Dennis McNulty, presents an innovative cross-section of the infrastructural turn in contemporary art and comprises a heterogeneous mix of texts, both fiction and non-fiction, documentary materials, and images. Each contribution reflects directly or indirectly on infrastructure, on the interwoven mesh of systems that inhabit our lives, affect our thoughts and beliefs, and play a key role in how we live and move in the contemporary world.
“… meticulously edited …”
– Ingrid Lyons, Visual Artist News Sheet, Jan/Feb 2021
Contributions by Maeve Connolly, Matthew De Abaitua, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Jessica Foley, Gabriel N. Gee, Cliona Harmey, Nancy Holt, Shannon Mattern, Eva Richardson McCrea, Dennis McNulty, Jennifer Reut, Matt Packer, Charlotte Prodger, Anne Tallentire, Dan Walwin
Design: Peter Maybury
Kindly supported by the Arts Council
96 pages, 24 colour ills., softcover, fold-out