Carbon Theater, act i

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human voices in order of appearance:

Ashkan Sepahvand
Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Namik Mačkić
Tadzio Müller
Elizabeth Povinelli

field recordings collected from various sites and settings, including:

graphite, charcoal, paper, water, fire, glass, gold in Berlin, Germany
a tea kettle on a gas stove in Tehran, Iran
water dripping from an AC unit in Tehran, Iran
a garden with nearby highway in Karaj, Iran
a summer rainstorm in Kyoto, Japan
crickets chirping in Nagoya, Japan
at the planetarium in Nagoya, Japan
a construction site in Beirut, Lebanon
a bedroom with an electric AC unit in Beirut, Lebanon
crickets at night in the Roman ruins of Tyre, Lebanon
a military road somewhere in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

quotes and excerpts from the following books, articles, and/or lectures, alphabetically listed:

Guy Debord, “A Sick Planet” (1971)
Donna Haraway, “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Cthulucene: Staying with the Trouble” (2014)
Namik Mačkić, “Becoming-Amber” (2016)
Timothy Mitchell, “Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil” (2011)
Michelle Murphy, “Chemical Regimes of Living” (2008)
Elizabeth Povinelli, “Fires, Fogs, Winds” (2016)
Elizabeth Povinelli, “Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism” (forthcoming late 2016)
Tiqqun, “This is Not a Program” (2011)

original textual and sonic compositions by:

the institute for incongruous translation