• Article: Requiem for a Junk-Bird (2019)

    Abstract. The article describes an experiment in captive-bred supplementation of a highly endangered wild bird species that took place in the Norwegian Arctic a few years ago. Following the fate of a single bird, over the course of two years, the argument lays out some of the powerful conceptual, political and affective stakes involved in …

  • Article: The Skulls and the Dancing Pig (2019)

    Abstract. In late 2017, protesting the ongoing forced slaughter of indigenous reindeer herds in Norway, a young Sámi artist traveled to Oslo to set up a “curtain” of some 400 reindeer skulls in front of the national parliament. The demonstration drew considerable attention, both nationally and internationally, and mobilized a complex range of historical resonances—from …

  • Article: The Midwife and the Poet (2019)

    Abstract. Triangulating narratives from a prospective mining site in northern Norway, the article works to identify (and render graspable) a particular affect of retroactive shock—tracing its resonance through experiences of chemical exposure, colonial racism, cultural era- sure, and destruction of the built environment. Linking these experiences, the argument sets up and explores an analytical space within …

  • Article: Les crânes et le cochon qui danse (2019)

    French. In late 2017, protesting the ongoing forced slaughter of indigenous reindeer herds in Norway, a young Sámi artist traveled to Oslo to set up a “curtain” of four hundred reindeer skulls in front of the national parliament. The demonstration drew considerable attention, both nationally and internationally, and mobilized a complex range of historical resonances—from …