Edited by the radical anthropologist Graham St John, FreeNRG describes a series of Australian subcultures who subscribe to an economy of mutual-aid and co-operation, are committed to the non-commodification of art and embrace freedoms of experience and expression. Artists and activists, their cultural output is a product of novel mixtures of pleasure and politics. technicians and esotericists, they pirate technologies in the pursuit of re-enchantment and liberated space.
INTRODUCTION: TECHNO INFERNO
PART ONE: POST RAVE AUSTRALIA
Chapter One/ Doof! Australian Post-Rave Culture
Chapter Two/ Propagating Abominable Knowledge: Zines on the Tekno Fringe
PART TWO : SOUND SYSTEMS AND SYSTEMS SOUND
Chapter Three / Sound Systems and Australian DiY Culture: Folk Music for the Dot Com Generation
Chapter Four / Doofstory: Sydney Park to the Desert
Chapter Five / Tuning Technology to Ecology: Labrats Sola Powered Sound System
Chapter Six / Techno Terra-ism: Feral Systems and Sound Futures
PART THREE : TECHNO-ASCENSION
Chapter Seven / Mutoid Waste Recycledelia and Earthdream
Chapter Eight / Psychic Sonics: Tribadelic Dance Trance-formation
Chapter Nine / Chaos Engines: Doofs, Psychedelics and Religious Experience
Chapter Ten / Directions to the Game: Barrellful of Monkeys
PART FOUR : RECLAIMING SPACE
Chapter Eleven / Practice Random Acts: Reclaiming The Streets of Australia
Chapter Twelve / Carnival at Crown Casino: S11 as Party and Protest
Chapter 13 / Appropriating the Means of Production: Dance Music Industries and Contested Digital Space
:::Contributing Writers :::
Ray Castle, Robin Cooke, DJ Krusty, Chris Gibson, Kurt Iveson, Labrats, Susan Luckman, Enda Murray, Rak Razam, Sean Scalmer, Graham St John, Pete Strong, Des Tramacchi, Kathleen Williamson.
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