Category Archives: Social Critique

WHY DANCE IN THE FACE OF WAR?

Word Count: 4,965

by Luce DeLire

An argument for inhabiting the space between hostility and hospitality, and for dancing, in the face of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

With FUTURE ANCESTRAL TECHNOLOGIES: NEW MYTH
a film by CANNUPA HANSKA LUGER

Transcend Incarceration

Word Count: 3,885

by Will Anderson

An inmate’s reflections and analysis on incarceration and the potentials and limitations for prison abolition.

With ARBITRARY NAMES CAN’T DEFINE SUCH TASTE
a video by BEN DAWSON

COMING OUT AHEAD

Word Count: 2,743

by Sarah Brumble

Nonfiction on the eerie appearance of decapitated pigs heads through lockdown, the Minneapolis uprising.

With THE DREAMERS
artwork by IMAN TAJIK

LESSONS IN LOVE I: ON REVOLUTIONARY FLIRTING

Word Count: 4,080

by Luce DeLire

A call for a radicalization of flirtation.

With THE STROKER (PT II)
a video by PILVI TAKALA

POWER AND GENDER IN SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY

Word Count: 2,596

by Jen Asturias

An argument for deconstructed gender norms in domestic and sexual violence advocacy.

With THE STROKER (PT I)
a video by PILVI TAKALA

Salvage in the Phillippines

Word Count: 1,759

by Joaquin Rosales

Tracing the history of salvage killings in the Phillippines.

With photography by
NANA KWADWO AGYEI ADDO

WHAT IF MONEY MISFIRES?

Word Count: 2,920

by Franco 'Bifo' Berardi

A critical theoretical look at semiocapitalism’s spread, and implications for society.

With $$$BIT$$$
a video by MARINA HEINTZE

Ethereality at the Edge of Social Media

Word Count: 1,944

by L. Ayu Saraswati

An analysis of the phantasmagoric qualities of our relationship with social media.

With photomontage by
JOSÈFA NTJAM

ETHEREAL THRESHOLDS AND SURPLUS AESTHETICS

Word Count: 4,052

by JC Holburn

A deep-dive into the ontological and aesthetic implications of crypto.

With DEAR ONE, DEAR DEAD
an artwork by LÉA PORRÉ

 

“LIVING MY LIFE”: GRACE JONES PERFORMING THE UNDECIDABILITY OF FEAR AND DESIRE

Word Count: 2,293

by Sequoia Barnes

An analysis of Grace Jones subversion of white patriarchy’s oppressive desire.

With KINSHIP MASKS
photographs by DAYNA DANGER

Whose Climate? Post-Apocalyptic Reflections on Climate Justice

Word Count: 290

by Mihir Sharma

Video recording of Mihir Sharma’s presentation at Stillpoint Magazine’s event “Racism and Ecology”, December 2019.

Unpacking Climate Change in the Middle East

Word Count: 331

by Dr Edna Bonhomme

Video recording of Dr. Edna Bonhomme’s presentation at Stillpoint Magazine’s event “Racism and Ecology”, December 2019.

TOTEMIZING THE TABOO, OR SEIZING THE FORTRESS OF WHITENESS

Word Count: 4,037

by Carlos Padrón

Building community, and the therapeutic relationship, around an exaltation of the radically Other.

With (BE)LONGING
an artwork by CANNUPA HANSKA LUGER

Brazilian Military Police and the Anatomy of a Necrostate

Word Count: 3,590

by Breno Luna

The dystopia is now.

With KASPALE’S ARCHIVE INTRUSION
an artwork by SYOWIA KYAMBI

Identity and Racism: A Self-Reflective Conversation Between a Black and a White German on Racism in Germany

Word Count: 2,490

by Josephine Apraku & Jule Bönkost

A dialogue on the veiled persistence of racism in Germany, and in Europe as a whole.

With DECOLONISE THIS PLACE
photographs by MICHAEL STEFFEN

Provocations #2: Matters of Movement

Word Count: 1,500

by Maggie Ryan Sandford & Jermaine Singleton

Stillpoint Magazine contributors reflect on “staying the course.”

With photography by SUMMER XU

Make Poland Russia Again? Frustrated In-Betweenness or: the Second World in the Neoliberal Era

Word Count: 4,205

by Mateusz Chmurski

The American model should not be exported to all national contexts. Poland—and its rhetoric against LGBTQIA communities—is a case in point.

With VIRTUALIZED
a video by DAGMAR SCHÜRRER

THE IMPORTANCE OF FREUDO-LACANIAN PSYCHOANALYSIS TO LIBERATION PRAXIS

Word Count: 2,851

by Robert K. Beshara

A foundational work presenting the relevance of Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytic theory within a praxis global in scale.

With NEXT TO YOU (IN-MALIBU.MX)
a video by RODRIGO NAVA RAMIREZ

“To Be or Not To Be”: Blackness and Signification

Word Count: 2,737

by S. Alfonso Williams

A radical explosion of the reality of race and racism through a transformative use of language.

With BEYOND THE HORIZON & ACID RAIN
artworks by DAVID ALABO

Beyond Shadow Boxing: Reflections on the Matrix of Race in the Post-Floyd Era of Racial Protest

Word Count: 3,712

by Professor Jermaine Singleton

A critical analysis of the ways that a Black-led uprising can be co-opted by white-dominated, global neoliberalism.

With artworks by CRICE

Unveiling the Collective in Isolation: Thinking the Apocalypse with D. H. Lawrence

Word Count: 3,989

by Matt Colquhoun

An evocation of the potentials for a collective response to apocalyptic murmurs that defies the biblical division between the saved, and the damned.

With ESCAPE
photography by TATIANA BONDAREVA

World War 3.0

Word Count: 2,720

by Dr Stephen Setterberg

A foray into the warfare of the future we’re in, from Stillpoint Magazine’s Publisher.

With OBSOLESCENT IMMORTALITY
photographs by CLARA LANG-EZEKIEL

Provocations #1: Climate Crash & Digital Overgrowth

Word Count: 1,064

by Elizabeth Carter, Joe von Hutch & Trevor Shikaze

Responses to an urgent question of our time by Stillpoint Magazine writers.

With SIREN
photographs by KATE HOLFORD

AN OPEN LETTER ON THE UNTHOUGHT CONTRADICTIONS OF DOING CLIMATE ACTIVISM

Word Count: 4,936

by Mihir Sharma

On the links between climate change, racism, and capitalism.

With OF THE EARTH
a video by OLIVIA JONES

Unsettling the Roots of the Climate Crisis in the Middle East

Word Count: 2,841

by Dr Edna Bonhomme

A journey through the tangled roots of Islamophobia, climate change, colonialism, and disease.

With SCI-COPIA
an artwork by SADIE WEIS

WALKING IN THE SHADOWS

Word Count: 2,358

by Marcie Rendon

Walking the Red River to honor Murdered & Missing Indigenous women.

With WATER
a video by TANYA LUKIN LINKLATER

BIOPOLITICAL WARS IN THE ERA OF THE ALT-RIGHT

Word Count: 3,208

by Dr A. Kiarina Kordela

A warning to the left on the dehumanizing potentials of shame.

With RAY OF HOPE
a video by DUNCAN McKELLAR

Detached Complicity and Willful Disbelief: Challenging Attitudes on Race and Racism in Europe

Word Count: 2,070

by Joe von Hutch

On why it’s time to stop believing white people came from Europe, and that Europe is a continent at all.

With artwork by HANNA LEE JOSHI

On the Myths of Being White and Being Exceptional

Word Count: 3,193

by Elizabeth Tannen

On the lies that white privilege tells.

With CONQUERORS & MONSTER
photographs by PAMELA COHN

 

OUT OF THE HANDS OF OTHERS’ FANTASIES: MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH IN THE EYE OF NEOLIBERALISM’S STORM

Word Count: 2,378

by Professor Jermaine Singleton

A call to transform the impacts on mental health for people of color in the eye of neoliberalism’s storm.

With PACIFIC
artwork by DEBORA CHEYENNE CRUCHON