EINLEITUNG // WITCHY WITS *** SITUIERT, WIDERSPENSTIG, GEWITZT

  • Ines Kleesattel

Abstract

FKW No. 71 deals with feminist aesthetics and politics referring to witchcraft. From critical, anti-capitalist, queer, and post-colonial positions, witchy arts and (her)stories are affirmed in complexly situated ways: both, historico-critically as well as post-humanist speculatively. Instead of being naïve, exoticizing, or idealizing, such references to witches are entangled and crafty. In what aesthetic forms, media settings, and semiotic-material constellations are such "witchy wits" cultivated? What is to be un/learned with various kinds of witchy wits?