ELECTRIC SARCASM by Dimitra Ioannou
In Electric Sarcasm, language is linked to money and debt in a seemingly perpetual state of negotiations. Language is being colonized as much as it colonizes the subject. How negotiations are being carried? What the bearers of meaning do not say? What kinds of language negotiations can generate? Dimitra Ioannou explores language as a response to hegemonic things, and a need to articulate and concretize suppressed meanings.
This pamphlet is part of UDP’s 2020 Pamphlet Series: twenty commissioned essays on collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing. The pamphlets are available for individual purchase and as a subscription. Each offers a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present, an engagement at once sustained and ephemeral.