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Part 2 theorizes the sounds of the Terracene. It asks: What does the Terracene sound like? It en-gages the aesthetics of the Terracene by theorizing sound through the work of the Kuwaiti American artist Fatima Al-Qadiri (in particular her album Desert Strike), where the sounds of war, drilling for oil extraction, and explosions in oil fields sonically overlap. It argues that sound is not merely heard in war and extractive zones but are heard vibrationally, specifically for those who have been injured or experienced sensorial trauma. The part ends with the role of silence in Werner Herzog's film Lessons of Darkness (1991), where two Kuwaiti women express silence in the face of violence.

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