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Who speaks? (for non-humans)

by Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quirós (PUF, 2022)

On April 20, 2022, our book (In French only for the moment) Qui parle ? (pour les non-humains) (Who Speaks? (for non-humans)) by Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quirós was published in the “Critical Perspectives” collection of Presses Universitaires de France.

288 pages, 13.5 x 20 cm
In bookstores on April 20, 2022
ISBN : 978-2-13-083435-9
22,00 €

The back cover: “In the 1970s, when we asked “who speaks?”, we were questioning the legitimacy of forms of authority, identity politics, science and its procedures, representative institutions, and even the history of cinema or literature. But today, in the age of the Anthropocene, the silent voice of the world has caught up with humans. Asking the question “Who is speaking?” nowadays means to enlarge the stage of knowledge and politics to all those who, because they do not have the ability to speak, were not included – animals, plants, objects or machines. Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós answer this question with a manifesto for a politics of silence that is also a cartography of its possible means: that of the processes of translation, of the new forms of citizenship, of eco-diplomacy, of attention or spokesmanship with which activists, artists and thinkers seek to give a voice to what has none.”

Available in your favorite bookstore or for example on Place des Libraires, Les Librairies, or Decitre.

Press review :
Diacritik, “Nous posons la question de l’énonciation comme toujours politique”, entretien par Johan Faerber, septembre 2022
Philosophie Magazine, “Biocratie”, septembre 2022, mention de “Qui parle ?”
L’art même
n°88, “Pour une Gaïacratie” Texte de Véronique Bergen sur “Qui parle ?”
Art press, Aliocha Imhoff et Kantuta Quirós in the cover of Art press, September 2022, text by Fabien Danesi
France Culture –  Affaire en cours, « Donner la parole à ce qui n’en a pas », interview by Marie Sorbier, April 26 2022, about the book « Qui parle ? »
Philosophie magazine, éditorial by Jean-Marie Durand, June 2022, about « Qui parle ? »
France Culture – La Grande Table, “”Facing the climate emergency, moving from democracy to biocracy?”, interview by Olivia Gesbert, June 17, 2022
Esse n°107 – Compte-rendu par Nathalie Desmet Hiver 2023
Revue Electra, “The Curator as an Author and Set Designer”, entretien par Antonio Guerreiro, traduction par Ana Macedo, printemps 2023
Revue Critique d’art, Jeanne Buée, « Qui parle ? (pour les non-humains) », 2022.


First presentation to come:

Saturday, April 30, 2022 – 6pm
Encounter – Art Center of Royan
in the context of the monographic exhibition dedicated to A people is missing entitled Human more human (curator Frédéric Lemaigre)

Wednesday May 4, 2022 – 7:30 pm
Palais de Tokyo Bookshop (free entrance)
The authors will be in dialogue with Yoann Gourmel (curator at the Palais de Tokyo)

Wednesday May 11, 2022 – 7pm
Beaux-Arts de Paris
The authors will be in dialogue with Alain Berland

Friday, September 30, 2022 – 5:30 PM
MSH Nord – Dramaturgie des plantes 
Authors in conversation with Flore Garçin-Marrou
At the invitation of Eliane Beaufils and Flore Garçin-Marrou

Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 4:30 PM
Encounters EurArtec, Cité Internationale des Arts
Authors in conversation with Yves Citton and C.Breteau

Friday, October 7, 2022 – 10am
Maison de l’Architecture Ile de France
At the invitation of Romain Rousseau and Léa Mosconi,
Muter habiter penser project studio, ENSAN

Thursday, November 24, 2022 
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Nantes
Grand café – Saint Nazaire contemporary art center
Ecologie décoloniale” study day, invited by Emmanuelle Chérel

Monday, December 5, 2022
TALM – Le Mans School of Art and Design
at the invitation of Christophe Domino

December 14, 2022
Nancy School of Art 
At the invitation of Béatrice Josse

Wednesday January 18, 2023 – 6pm
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Bretagne, University of Rennes
At the invitation of Carmen Popescu

Friday April 8, 2023 – 8:30 PM
Théâtre de l’Echangeur 
As part of the presentation of L’atlas des 2 mers by Frank Smith

August 8-13, 2023
Rennu in Cumunu, Corsica
at the invitation of Noël Casale and Liza Terrazzoni