Errans

Going Astray, Being Adrift, Coming to Nothing
Ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey
Arnd Wedemeyer
Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022
ISBN (Hardcover): 978-3-96558-035-0 | 29 EUR | 270 pp. | 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm
ISBN (Paperback): 978-3-96558-036-7 | 14 EUR | 270 pp. | 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm
ISBN (PDF): 978-3-96558-037-4 | Open Access | 270 pp. | 4MB
ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-96558-038-1 | Open Access | 4MB
Today’s critical discourses and theorizing vanguards agree on the importance of getting lost, of failure, of erring — as do life coaches and business gurus. The taste for a departure from progress and other teleologies, the fascination with disorder, unfocused modes of attention, or improvisational performances cut across wide swaths of scholarly and activist discourses, practices in the arts, but also in business, warfare, and politics. Yet often the laudible failures are only those that are redeemed by subsequent successes. What could it mean to think errancy beyond such restrictions? And what would a radical critique of productivity, success, and fixed determination look like that doesn’t collapse into the infamous ‘I would prefer not to’? This volume looks for an answer in the complicated word field branching and stretching from the Latin errāre. Its contributions explore the implications of embracing error, randomness, failure, non-teleological temporalities across different disciplines, discourses, and practices, with critical attention to the ambivalences such an impossible embrace generates.

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Title
Errans
Subtitle
Going Astray, Being Adrift, Coming to Nothing
Editor(s)
Christoph F. E. Holzhey
Arnd Wedemeyer
Identifier
Description
Today’s critical discourses and theorizing vanguards agree on the importance of getting lost, of failure, of erring — as do life coaches and business gurus. The taste for a departure from progress and other teleologies, the fascination with disorder, unfocused modes of attention, or improvisational performances cut across wide swaths of scholarly and activist discourses, practices in the arts, but also in business, warfare, and politics. Yet often the laudible failures are only those that are redeemed by subsequent successes. What could it mean to think errancy beyond such restrictions? And what would a radical critique of productivity, success, and fixed determination look like that doesn’t collapse into the infamous ‘I would prefer not to’? This volume looks for an answer in the complicated word field branching and stretching from the Latin errāre. Its contributions explore the implications of embracing error, randomness, failure, non-teleological temporalities across different disciplines, discourses, and practices, with critical attention to the ambivalences such an impossible embrace generates.
Is Part Of
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
September 20, 2022
Number in Series
24
Subject
Error
Errancy
Fallability
Laughter
Fragmentation (Philosophy) in literature
Austerity
Photography--Philosophy
Imperfection
Failure (Psychology) in art
radical indifference
Counterpublic
Weak resistance
Jewish diaspora
Rights
© by the author(s)
Except for images or otherwise noted, this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Language
en-GB
short title
Errans
number of pages
270
Table Of Contents
‘Submit Your References’: Introduction | ARND WEDEMEYER | 1–18
The Punakawans Make an Untimely Appearance: In Praise of Caves, Shadows, and Fire (or A Response to Plato’s Doctrine of Truth) | PRECIOSA DE JOYA | 19–47
The Animal That Laughs at Itself: False False Alarms about the End of ‘Man’ | JAMES BURTON | 49–74
Not Yet: Duration as Detour in Emmanuelle Demoris’s Mafrouza Cycle | ROSA BAROTSI | 75–92
Incomplete and Self-Dismantling Structures: The Built Space, the Text, the Body | ANTONIO CASTORE | 93–112
Camera Fog; or, The Pendulum of Austerity in Contemporary Portugal | MARIA JOSÉ DE ABREU | 113–40
Rinko Kawauchi: Imperfect Photographs | CLARA MASNATTA | 141–58
Inbuilt Errans: What Is and Is Not ‘Radical Indifference’ | ZAIRONG XIANG | 159–75
Errant Counterpublics: ‘Solidarność’ and the Politics of the Weak | EWA MAJEWSKA | 177–99
‘The Exile from the Law’: Keeping and Transgressing the Limits in Jewish Law | FEDERICO DAL BO | 201–31
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ISBN (Hardcover): 978-3-96558-035-0 | 29 EUR | 270 pp. | 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm
ISBN (Paperback): 978-3-96558-036-7 | 14 EUR | 270 pp. | 22.9 cm x 15.2 cm
ISBN (PDF): 978-3-96558-037-4 | Open Access | 270 pp. | 4MB
ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-96558-038-1 | Open Access | 4MB