Dane Sutherland is a curator, writer and pessimist from Scotland. A skeuomorphic malware interface and co-director of Embassy Gallery.

Here, he talks about his zine…

“The solitons of the music tell a story.”
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Exploit.zzxjoanw.Gen is an audio zine, curated by Satellites Programme Intern, Dane Sutherland which is now available both as a limited edition USB flash drive designed by Plastique Fantastique, and as a free download, from Collective Gallery and Punctum Records.

Exploit.zzxjoanw.Gen includes contributions from: AAS, The Confraternity of Neoflagellants, Plastique Fantastique, Head Gallery, Jillian Mayer, WE, English Heretic, Michelle Hannah, Benedict Drew, POLLYFIBRE, The Cult of RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ, Xempeer and Kornelia Remø Klokk

Along with the mp3 files, there is also a PDF publication (see below), containing essays and written fiction.

Exploit.zzxjoanw.Gen contains music and sound-works, sonic fictions by artists who in various ways, and to differing degrees generate worlds and narratives consonant with the genre of speculative writing, science-fiction.

This project is concerned with the virulent possibilities of sonic fiction, the political valence of science fiction, and with speculation as a method of probing and mutating the present through (re)imagining the future (as noise).

The mp3 tracks act as indexes of such futurities, cargo-cult objectiles washed up on the shore of the present.

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The rubbled architecture of the semantic apocalypse is a jambient meshwork of infectious crypto-fictions, arche-hymns, cargo cult objectiles and the untethered futurities of permanent collapse. A tentacular-empire-machine.
Swarming visions, speculations and transmissions are hereby retro-clothed in vapourware, to be neurocast for further maladaptation by these memechanics of the salvaged future.

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Dane has developed this project as part of Collective’s Satellites Programme, and is working in partnership with Punctum Records to publish and distribute it.

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