Raving-9781478019381

Raving by Wark, McKenzie

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Author: Wark, McKenzie

New York

Published on 14 March 2023 by Duke University Press in the United States as part of 'the Practices' series.

Paperback | 136 pages, 26 illustrations
126 x 185 x 14 | 166g

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.