The poems, essays, and artworks included in this anthology explore the habits and practices formed to subvert, subsist, and survive under capital. Is there refuge in ritual?
Author: Bard Graduate Center Bard Graduate Center
Category: American Literature
"Ritual and Capital is an expansive volume gathering a range of voices, accounts, and contributions across genres. The poems, essays, and artworks included in this anthology explore the habits and practices formed to subvert, subsist, and survive under capital. Is there refuge in ritual? How might ritual practices endow objects and artifacts with qualities that resist their assimilation within the market? What function can movement rituals have for embodying practices of healing and care? How does ritual strengthen and solidify communities? In what ways have ritual practices turned the landscape of the everyday into a playground for consumption, where ritual enables the reproduction of structures of capital? What is the function of ritual as it challenges or facilitates the activities of capital in everyday life on global and local scales? Ritual and Capital was developed to culminate a series of public readings organized by Wendy's Subway as part of the non-profit organization's Spring 2016 Reading Room residency at the Bard Graduate Center. Co-published by the Bard Graduate Center and Wendy's Subway, Ritual and Capital is the first title in the BGCX series, a publication series designed to extend the learning period around time-based programming so that it may continue after the events themselves have ended. Taking the spontaneous alchemy of conversation, performance, and hands-on engagement as their starting points, these experimental publishing projects provide space for continued reflection and research in a form that is particularly inclusive of artists and makers. Contributors include Jeff Alessandrelli and Amy Lawless, Mitch Anzuoni, Justin Blinder, Catherine Chen, Jackie Clark, DJ Ashtrae, Ted Dodson, Shou Jie Eng, Future Host, Jeremy Hoevenaar, Mia Kang, Josef Kaplan, Rebecca Keith, Matthew Kosinski, Krystal Languell, Matt Longabucco, Cameron Quan Louie, Miranda Mellis, Feliz Lucia Molina, Devin N. Morris, Laura Mullen, Sarah Passino, Daniel Poppick, Judah Rubin, Danniel Schoonebeek, Cam Scott, Shelby Shaw, Josh Silver, Maya Sisneros (with David Bowles, Rodney Gomez, Emmy Pérez, José Antonio Rodríguez, and Veronica Sandoval aka Lady Mariposa), Eirik Steinhoff, Celina Su, Takáts Márk, Deirtra Thompson, David Whelan, Matthew Whitley, Rachael Guynn Wilson"--