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Facts:

In 2050, in Norra Kvill nationalpark, Småland, Sweden, the difficulty of distinguishing between nature and culture has led to a redefinition of the territory following the trial of Naturvårdsverket, Public Environmental Protection Agency, against the Swedish company Ölstrom Real Estate, wishing to implement habitable modules in the area.

Arguments:

The rejection of binaries reciprocally affected sex-gender and nature-culture concepts.1 A multitude of sexes proliferate and individuals are no longer designated as belonging to gender, as genders are definitively troubled; geographical areas are equally concerned as the terms of nature and culture now fail to qualify them. Sweden was a pioneer in the recognition of the third kind and the third earth. Naja Ölstrom, whose sex remains indiscern- ible, makes artistic and real estate documentaries to offer museographical living spaces for sale, an historical and educational adventure that showcases the evolution of society and its past excesses.

References:

The text is notably built on the work of Anne Fausto-Sterling dealing with the duality of biology in a social world, as well as on the collective publication The Moral Authority of Nature edited by Lorraine Daston and Fernando Vidal, which is interested in the outlook on the idea of nature and especially the use made of this concept to classify acts against nature. This is science fiction writing through the practice of estrangement analyzed by Carlo Ginsburg in Wooden Eyes: Nine Reflections on Distance, which consists in looking at the world not as it is given but as it could be built.

text

  • Émilie Notéris

date

  • 2050

location

  • Småland, Sweden

is currently writer-in-residence at Violette & Co, a feminist library in Paris. Entitled FictionELLES, Notéris will engage with the medium of the residency through workshops, lectures, staged encounters, and public writing sessions before penning an original work of fiction. She edited TINA # 8 Gender Surprise issue, which reflected on questions of genre and highlighted queer and feminist voices in science fiction and ecology; it included contributions from Vanessa Place and Louise Desbrusses.

— ARTICLE: Case #8: Another Earth
— PRODUCTION: Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18
— EVENT: On becoming earthlings: dialogues and exercises in shrinking and expanding the human — EVENT: The Manufacturing of Rights
— EVENT: FictionELLES4
More information: Personal website

Voice

  • Natasha Cashman
  • Emma McCormick-Goodhart (introduction)

Recording and editing

  • Maya Boquet

Image

  • Karen Knorr

is currently writer-in-residence at Violette & Co, a feminist library in Paris. Entitled FictionELLES, Notéris will engage with the medium of the residency through workshops, lectures, staged encounters, and public writing sessions before penning an original work of fiction. She edited TINA # 8 Gender Surprise issue, which reflected on questions of genre and highlighted queer and feminist voices in science fiction and ecology; it included contributions from Vanessa Place and Louise Desbrusses.

— ARTICLE: Case #8: Another Earth
— PRODUCTION: Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18
— EVENT: On becoming earthlings: dialogues and exercises in shrinking and expanding the human — EVENT: The Manufacturing of Rights
— EVENT: FictionELLES4
More information: Personal website

is an artist whose work engages with the notion of the voice and its enunciation through radio broadcast, lecture-performance, and voiceover.

1. Joscelyn Gardner, Manihot flabellifolia (Old Catalina), 2011
Hand-colored lithograph on frosted mylar
36” x 24”
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