QUAD II—intervention #01-06
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- Barth, Theodor 
This flyer-series is part of the QUAD-quadrilogy from the summer 2021. QUAD contains a double reference: 1) Samuel Beckett’s choreography named QUAD; 2) A set of positions posited by Bruno Latour to explore and map a territory of the terrestrial, as opposite to global, conditions that we may currently have to determine/invent. QUAD is composed of 4 flyer-sets of 6—4HEX—with each their different positions cast as roles: I) someone makes a statement based on assumption: II) someone else forwards knowledge in support of the assumption; III) a third role lies in coming up with a critique of that knowledge; IV) a fourth instance has/claims to have the know-how. This flyer-series homes in on the X-factor that evolves in the interstitial space between our position and situation. Concomitantly, establishing our position and situation—beyond establishing (Haraway) that all knowledge is positioned and situated—constitutes an opportunity to intercept the workings and evolution of the X-factor. The state of the mesh: matters, messages, movements. What strategies apply, if what we can know about the world is based on our location—explored and mapped in the above terms—what can we know about economics, mercantile culture (today vs. past) and relate to cultural diversity, as a mirrored replica of biodiversity? Can we find through the mesh of dark ontology, with a new trade? Can we think of commerce in the future without expanding our notions of wealth and value, to e.g. semiotic wealth and a sense of use-value expanded by 3rd party readability (to pasts, presents and futures)? Can we deepen our notion of communication by taking care to always include our situation and position? In the last flyer #06 there is a hyperlink, at the bottom, allowing you to return to QUAD III
Data-set: theory development log in 6 flyers (1HEX).