Album artwork for Raving by Mckenzie Wark

What is an art of life for what feels like the end of a world? In Raving, McKenzie Wark takes readers into the undisclosed locations of New York’s thriving underground queer and trans rave scene. Techno, first and always a Black music, invites fresh sonic and temporal possibilities for this era of diminishing futures. Raving to techno is an art and a technique at which queer and trans bodies might be particularly adept but which is for anyone who lets the beat seduce them. Extending the rave’s sensations, situations, fog, lasers, drugs, and pounding sound systems onto the page, Wark invokes a trans practice of raving as a timely aesthetic for dancing in the ruins of this collapsing capital.

Mckenzie Wark

Raving

Duke University Press
Album artwork for Raving by Mckenzie Wark
Paperback

$15.95

Released 03/25/2023Catalog Number

9781478019381

Mckenzie Wark

Raving

Duke University Press
Album artwork for Raving by Mckenzie Wark
Paperback

$15.95

Released 03/25/2023Catalog Number

9781478019381

What is an art of life for what feels like the end of a world? In Raving, McKenzie Wark takes readers into the undisclosed locations of New York’s thriving underground queer and trans rave scene. Techno, first and always a Black music, invites fresh sonic and temporal possibilities for this era of diminishing futures. Raving to techno is an art and a technique at which queer and trans bodies might be particularly adept but which is for anyone who lets the beat seduce them. Extending the rave’s sensations, situations, fog, lasers, drugs, and pounding sound systems onto the page, Wark invokes a trans practice of raving as a timely aesthetic for dancing in the ruins of this collapsing capital.