Sonia Fernández Pan and Carolina Jiménez (Eds.) - You Got To Get In To Get Out
Publication related to a curatorial research project that took place at La Casa Encendida (Madrid) based on the vision of techno as a cultural, social, historical, and material entity by curators Sonia Fernández Pan and Carolina Jiménez.
This publication has been conceived, even from the design point of view, as a reading session in the manner of a mix, in which its texts not only expand a material sound continuum but also share gestures, echoes, and movements of a global culture that leads several decades dancing.
Authors: Tony Cokes, Carolina Jiménez, Matthew Collin, Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Magui Dávila, DeForrest Brown, Jr., Mateusz Szymanówka, Gavilán Rayna Russom, Sergi Botella, Cio D’Or, Tara Rodgers, Enrique Mena, Miguel Ángel del Ser and Sonia Fernández Pan.
As Carolina Jiménez says in her opening text: “This book is a confluence of resonant textual islands, a transatlantic archipelago of low-frequency counter-narratives, alternately pierced by fragility, solidity, pleasure, or rage; cleft in their own openings and diversions, where beating influences displace the distinctions between genealogies, temporalities, scenes, and their obscenities. Counter-narratives that defy easy re-capitulation and hover between life itself and the analysis of the socio-economic relations in which they transpire. Particular and local experiences and stories as part of more general, (dis)continuous, differentiated processes that contribute to the diaspora. Disparate practices and sensibilities that converse amongst themselves and are nothing more than a tiny notch in the complex understanding of the race, gender, and class relations in which techno circulates, because their rarefaction transcends other cultural, political, and class relations in which techno circulates, because their rarefaction transcends other cultural, political, and social domains, in wider concomitance with other epistemologies and sound practices in general.”
The design of the book, by Kentaro Terajima, is inspired by the synthesiser modules used to make techno music. This means that each page is divided into 8 modules and each text occupies these modules in different ways (in columns, occupying 2/3 of each page, occupying the whole page, etc.). Added to this is the logic of the mix, where each text works as a track that connects to the next one. Hence the superimposition of printed pages that give the sensation of error, referring to glitch, also very important in electronic music. Between the texts there are several pages with overlapping texts. However, each text can be read from beginning to end without interference on the following pages.
Softcover, published in 2021, 208 pages
210 x 150 mm