Noise After Babel
Language Unrestrained
Minna Henriksson/Sezgin Boynik

Text: Antti 'Eze' Eskelinen, Alpo Jaakola, Rastko Močnik, Eetu Viren, Milena Solomunv

352 pp.
with 56 black/white images
thread-sewn paperback

Leipzig July, 2015
ISBN: 9783959050449

Width: 11.7 cm
Length: 18.8 cm

Language(s): English, Finnish

Minna Henriksson, Sezgin Boynik

Adriaan Van Leuven

»Noise after Babel« is the result of artistic-theoretical research. It examines the multi-accentuality of language as a potential ground for political engagement. Our general metaphor coupling the words »Babel« and »noise« is based on the idea of a perfectly working system of univocality — the phenomenon whereby a linguistic term has only one meaning assigned to it — that functions without coercion (Babel) but which, after an intervention/change (loss of innocence), is replaced by an unwanted and unbearable situation (noise). The book is authored by Sezgin Boynik and Minna Henriksson, and it contains contributions by Antti 'Eze' Eskelinen, Alpo Jaakola, Rastko Močnik, Eetu Viren, and Milena Solomun as well as interviews with researchers Liban Ali Hersi, Minna Hjort, Ulla Horstia, Salli Kankaanpää, Mika Lähteenmäki, Lauri Siisiäinen, and Klaas Ruppel.