The Powers That Be
The Powers That Be takes as its point of departure the knowledge of the body and the manifestations of physical energy. Energy in this context is treated more as a prerequisite for life and for any human activity than as a commodity or resource. The Powers That Be does not so much use the act of destabilization as a method or analytical tool as it takes for granted that all we can rely on is change. Knowledge is always in the state of becoming: it is never ready and can never be fixed.
The publication, edited by Ilari Laamanen and designed by Johanna Lundberg, includes written work by cultural ecologist and geophilosopher David Abram, artist and researcher Vappu Jalonen and media theorist Jussi Parikka, and features artworks by Marcel Mariën, Erkki Pirtola, Mika Taanila and Danila Tkachenko.