Raving (Practices) (Paperback)

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(Queer Non Fiction)


What is an art of life for what feels like the end of a world? In Raving McKenzie Wark takes readers into the undisclosed locations of New York's thriving underground queer and trans rave scene. Techno, first and always a Black music, invites fresh sonic and temporal possibilities for this era of diminishing futures. Raving to techno is an art and a technique at which queer and trans bodies might be particularly adept but which is for anyone who lets the beat seduce them. Extending the rave's sensations, situations, fog, lasers, drugs, and pounding sound systems onto the page, Wark invokes a trans practice of raving as a timely aesthetic for dancing in the ruins of this collapsing capital.

About the Author

McKenzie Wark is the author of Capital Is Dead, Reverse Cowgirl, and The Beach beneath the Street, among other books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781478019381
ISBN-10: 1478019387
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Pages: 136
Language: English
Series: Practices