The Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève presents Overmorrow’s Library, a podcast series by Federico Campagna. The library for "the day after tomorrow" is dedicated to books and authors whose work explores the limits of the "world" as the frame of sense through which our consciousness experiences the chaos of reality. Each new episode presents a book that engages with the challenge of world-making, with the end-time of a world, or with the eternal unworldly. Spanning mysticism, politics, mythology, philosophy, video-game design and more, the shelves of Overmorrow’s Library are a space for experimenting with the apocalypse, and with the ignition of new cosmogonies.
The entire podcast series is available on Spotify and on the website of CACG, here.
01: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Heptaplus
02: Interview: Dr. Beatrice Bottomley (Warburg Institute, London) on Ibn Arabi.
03: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Shipwrecks
04: Interview: Huw Lemmey (author of Unknown Language and Bad Gays) and Dr. Isabel Valli (psychiatrist and neuroscientist at Barcelona University) on language, mysticism and psychiatry.
05: Giulio Busi, Heavenly Palaces in Judaism + Abraham J. Heschel, The Sabbath.
06: Interview: Prof. Giulio Busi (director of the Institute of Jewish Studies, Frei Universitet Berlin) on Jewish mysticism.
07: Rutilius Namatianus, Concerning His Return + Paulinus of Pella, Thanksgiving.
08: Interview: Dr. Francesco Strocchi (poet and Roman historian, author of the forthcoming The Letter to Balbus) on the cultural life of the late Roman Republic.
09: Ernst Junger, Approaches: drugs and intoxications.
10: Interview: Lucia Pietroiusti (curator, Serpentine Gallery) on human and non-human otherworlds.
11: Max Stirner, The Ego and Its Own + Etienne de la Boetie, On Voluntary Servitude.
12: Interview: Prof. Saul Newman (author, theorist of post-anarchism, Professor of Political Theory at Goldsmiths College London) on postanarchism and political theology.
13: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Christian and Oriental Theories of Art.
14: Interview: Manlio Poltronieri (London Buddhist Centre) on the Buddhist tradition across East and West.
15: Anonymous, The Alexander Romance.
16: Interview: Nicolas Jaar (musician and sound theorist) on music and silence.
17: Arturo Campagna on history for children
Episode 1: Overmorrow’s Library.
Episode 2: Franco Berardi Bifo, "The Third Unconscious"
Episode 3: Franco Berardi Bifo on the contemporary psychosphere.
Episode 4: Simone Weil, "The Iliad or the Poem of Force".
Episode 5: Julia Gale on Simone Weil’s life and mysticism.
Episode 6: Stefano Gualeni, "Virtual Worlds as Philosophical Tools".
Episode 7: Stefano Gualeni on how to philosophize with a digital hammer.
Episode 8: Frances Yates, "The Art of Memory".
Episode 9: Bill Sherman on Frances Yates and Aby Warburg.
Episode 10: Henry Corbin, "History of Islamic Philosophy".
Episode 11: Tom Cheetham on Henry Corbin and James Hillman.
Episode 12: Russel Hoban, "Riddley Walker".
Episode 13: Sarah Shin and Ben Vickers on otherworldly imagination.
Episode 14: Pavel Florenksy, "Reversed Perspective".
Episode 15: Fr.Paul Butler on radical theology.
Episode 16: Elemire Zolla, "Children's Awe" and Cristina Campo, "On the Fable".
Episode 17: Arturo Campagna on children's literature.
Episode 18: Francesco Fusaro on musical cosmologies.
TBA21 - Nature As Book: Emblems, Divination, and Geomancy. For the exhibition of Rahraw Omarzad. (link)
Castello di Rivoli – podcast for the residency in 2022. (link)