What is it that we do when we rewind? What are the politics of personal and cultural rewind? Can we really see, feel, and act again? What are the phenomenological dimensions of rewind? Rewind is structured in years, days, moments, and with scents and images, words and sounds, and more besides, but when we rewind mechanically, technologically and with all the forces of our e in art and praxis, do we really rewind or do we spin forward into myth? What is the vocabulary of rewind? Does rewind capture or release us?
This issue of Drain calls for expressions of rewind in all their intense and fiercesome power, and in their delicate and poetic ruptures, and even in their day-to-day absurdities and incursions into our present continuum. Why do we continually desire a multiplicity of timelines and temporal anomalies? And why do we continually seek the resolution of cyclical and linear time? This issue seeks understanding not only of the structure of recall and refrain, Proustian, Bergsonian, Husserlian, Eliadian, Deleuzian and others, but in our digital existence, in the science fiction films we see, with our installations and looped digital artworks, and in the things we say, with our songs, when re-write and paint over and erase the desire to live again. Can rewind become a power for renewal?
Drain is a refereed online journal published biannually. The journal seeks to promote lively and well-informed debate around theory and praxis. Each issue of Drain will have a specific concept that it explores. We are especially keen to publish pieces that connect the conceptual framework of each issue to themes such as globalization, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, capitalism and new technologies, as well as ethical and aesthetic concerns. As such, we welcome creative responses to contemporary culture, as well as written work by practitioners in the field of culture. Our primary mission is to provide an environment where a variety of creative activities can be explored with a combination of sensitivity and rigor. www.drainmag.com
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