Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dublin Unit For Speculative Thought Project (A Guest Post by Caoimhe Doyle)

Caoimhe Doyle #8Image: Caoimhe Doyle

For her final year exhibition in Visual Communication at the National College of Art and Design, Caoimhe Doyle took the documentation of DUST as her project. As part of this she designed business cards, a website, and a book of proceedings (with a dust jacket) from our Weaponising Speculation conference and exhibition which were held in March of this year. As well as all of this Caoimhe has been DUST’s resident photographer for our events this year. We are immensely grateful for all her hard work, vision and support. Below is a design rationale for her project and some images–DUST

Caoimhe Doyle #2Image: Albert Hooi and Zoe McGovern

This project is the culmination of 3 months of documentation, research and design. It is two part. One, branding, business cards and a website for DUST. Two, a book of proceedings from DUST’s signature event Weaponising Speculation.

Caoimhe Doyle #3Image: Albert Hooi and Zoe McGovern

Overall, the design, by incorporating a sense of movement and transformation, aims to reflect the ever changing and developing nature of speculation – and by extension DUST.

Caoimhe Doyle #4Image: Albert Hooi and Zoe McGovern

The logo is a stream of dust particles – or thought, consciousness, slime, bacteria, etc. forming the word DUST.

Caoimhe Doyle #5Image: Caoimhe Doyle

The 112 page Weaponising Speculation book aims to be more than just a collection of essays, but also a documentation of the event as a whole and an attempt to create something that both those present at the event and those who missed it would want to own – and hopefully bring something new to both sets of readers.

SONY DSCImage: Caoimhe Doyle

SONY DSCImage: Caoimhe Doyle

The cover is intentionally difficult to look at – indicative  of the challenging, unorthodox nature of the content–Caoimhe Doyle

Caoimhe Doyle #1Image: Albert Hooi and Zoe McGovern


Teresa Gillespie, “restless tongues expending into rest” (2013)

restless tongues expending into rest (2013) was an audio and spoken work presentation composed by the artist Teresa Gillespie for the conference Weaponising Speculation, organised by DUST. Unfortunately the above is not a live recording, so some of the tension between the pre-recorded and live components are lost.

The voices stolen or referenced include Eugene Thacker, Daniel Barber, Alexander Galloway, Samuel Beckett, Antonin Artaud and Kurt Switters.

Audio of Katerina Kolozova’s DUST Talks

Katerina Kolozova, “Solidarity in Suffering with the Non-Human”:

Katerina Kolozova, “Slavoj Zizek on the Center and on the Margins of Europe”: