#5: Contractions

Poetry by Caitlín Doherty and Ed Luker
Art essay by Thomas Dylan Eaton
Fiction by Max Schaefer  

Perspectives #5: Contractions 
by the Salvage Editorial Collective
Pitfalls, politics and the parameters of potentiality. Combined and uneven hope in conditions of belated polarisation.

Making and Getting Made: Towards a Cyborg Transfeminism
by Sølvi Goard
Tussles and liberation in the doing and undoing of gender.   

One thinge that overthroweth all that were graunted before: On Being Presidential
by China Miéville
The reactionary spite attendant on, and imperial angst disavowed in, liberal distaste for the vulgarity of the Commander in Chief.  

Salvaging the Dormant
by Sarah Grey
Resistance and oppression, memory and death, language and power and its discontents.  

Behemoth and Leviathan: The Fascist Bestiary of the Alt-Right
by Harrison Fluss and Landon Frim
Towards a monster manual. Outlining the new and not-so-new mooncalves and their enemy animal spirits.

L’autonomie s’organise
by Valerio Starita
Getting organised in the tide of spite: new movement against state sadism in France.

‘With or Without You’: Naturalising Migrants and the Never-Ending Tragedy of Liberalism
by Maïa Pal
Categorising insides and outsides, limning the violence of borders.

Thirteen Reflections of Golden Don in the Hall of Mirrors
by Jordy Cummings
Liquid dreaming in and of a bad dream-age, the realisation of a -real and its avatar too hyper- for any of our good.

Not: Marxism as ‘Organised Sarcasm’
by Richard Seymour

Yeah. Whatever.

A Place to Call Home
by Andrea Gibbons
Reading signs in an ashscape, the scorched earth of the value-form. 

‘What we believe in waits latent forever through all the continents’: The Paris Commune and the Poetics of Martyrdom in the Fin de Siecle Socialist Print Culture
by Owen Holland
Aesthetics, memory, resilience, death, hope and journalism.

A Free Zone Unlike Any Other
by Pearl Ahrens
Autonomy and location beyond a state, the valences and contradictions of exceptionality.

Pizza Hermeneutics: Living Before Truth
by Sam Kriss
Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean mozzarella is just cheese.

Melancholy Images, from Left Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History and Memory
by Enzo Traverso

From Issue 5

Making and Getting Made: Towards a Cyborg Transfeminism

Making and Getting Made: Towards a Cyborg Transfeminism

‘I feel confined, only free to expand myself within boundaries.’ Major Motoko Kusanagi, Ghost in the Shell In the 1995 anime version of Ghost In The Shell, we’re offered both the dream and the nightmare of trans politics. Ghost In The Shell is particularly incisive,...

Contractions: Salvage Perspectives #5

Contractions: Salvage Perspectives #5

We have said that there has not for decades been so good a moment to be a fascist. We have said that this is an epoch of unprecedented social sadism, that it is too late to ‘save’ the world, particularly in the face of climate catastrophe, and that we struggle instead...