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The Department of Speculative Facts

Onomatopee 177

The Department of Speculative Facts experiments with the reading and staging of text, and the agency of a text in relation the limits of language and the authority of narrative. It aims to distinguish trivial bafflement from productive bafflement, while questioning the definition of productivity, that can move us away from existing values-in and relations-to language towards the construction of new concepts.

The core of the project is based upon an exchange of letters between fact-checkers of the New York Times speaking about the procedures for creating objectivity and truth. Others are invited to rewrite, overwrite and interrogate these letters by channelling their own procedures for ‘factuality’.

 

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Publication

Onomatopee 177, Lietje Bauwens, Quenton Miller, Karoline Świeżyński, 2020

Department of Speculative Facts

 

 

Type
softcover
Dimensions
135 x 210 mm / 5.3 x 8.3 inch (Portrait)
Pages
320 (indication)
Editor
Department of Speculative Facts (Lietje Bauwens, Quenton Miller, Karoline Swiexzysnki)
Author
Bob Trafford (Forensic Architecture), Tristan Garcia, Maryam Gharavi, Achal Prabhala with Chimurenga & Africa Check, Federico Campagnia, Sepake Angiama, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alex Carp & Jamie Fischer (New York Times), Michael Portnoy, Nicoline van Harskamp, Mette Edvardsen, Kate Briggs, Ingo Niermann
Graphic
Karoline Swiexzysnk
Language
English
Binding
Sewn and glued
Color
32 pages full color, other black-white (estimate)
Font
Difficult Times, + tba
Text editor
Liz Allen
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