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Disturbances

Author: Steve Kurtz; Lucia Sommer; Brian Holmes; Critical Art Ensemble.
Publisher: London : Four Corners Books ; [N.Y.] : Distributed in North America by Distributed Art Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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"Since its formation in 1987, Critical Art Ensemble has set out to explore the intersections between art, critical theory, technology and political activism. The award-winning group of tactical media practitioners has exhibited and performed in a variety of venues internationally, from the street to the museum to the internet. 'Disturbances' is the first book to assess the group's 25-year history, examining the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Kurtz; Lucia Sommer; Brian Holmes; Critical Art Ensemble.
ISBN: 9780956192882 0956192882
OCLC Number: 794363987
Notes: Introduction by Brian Holmes.
Issued in slipcase.
"Since its formation in 1987, Critical Art Ensemble has set out to explore the intersections between art, critical theory, technology and political activism. The award-winning group of tactical media practitioners has exhibited and performed in a variety of venues internationally, from the street to the museum to the internet. 'Disturbances' is the first book to assess the group's 25-year history, examining the environmental, political and bio-technological themes of their various initiatives. In the publication, each project is presented by the group itself, from their early live multimedia productions; to their development of models of electronic civil disobedience, digital resistance, and contestational biology and ecology; to their most recent tactical media projects. 'Disturbances' is a landmark handbook for activists in art, theory, science and politics."--Publisher's web page.
Description: 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, color maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Ensemble --
1.0. Ensemble --
1.1. Video Shorts --
1.2. Political Art in Florida --
1.3. Live Art --
1.4. Frontier Production --
1.5. Cultural Vaccines --
Dominion --
2.0. Dominion --
2.1. Body Count and Flesh Frontiers --
2.2. Shareholders' Briefing --
2.3. Digital Resistance --
2.4. Marching Plague --
2.5.A Public Misery Message --
Fear --
3.0. Fear --
3.1. GenTerra --
3.2. Target Deception --
3.3. Radiation Burn --
3.4. Mythic Weapons --
Resistance --
4.0. Resistance --
4.1. New Sex Experts --
4.2. Looks Different, Tastes the Same --
4.3. The Electronic Disturbance --
4.4. Useless Technology --
4.5. Electronic Civil Disobedience --
4.6. Machine News --
4.7. Child as Audience --
4.8. Molecular Invasion --
4.9. The Million Dollar Hoax --
Public --
5.0. Public --
5.1. Exit Culture --
5.2. Bataille Goes Commercial --
5.3. The International Campaign for Free --
Alcohol and Tobacco for the Unemployed --
5.4. The Renaming Project --
5.5. Concerned Citizens of Kyoto --
5.6. Underground Tarot --
5.7. Winning Hearts and Minds --
Geography --
6.0. Geography --
6.1. Halifax Begs Your Pardon --
6.2. Molecular Invasion --
6.3. Free Range Grain --
6.4. Peep Under the Elbe --
6.5. New Alliances --
Crime --
7.0. Crime --
7.1. Electronic Civil Disobedience --
7.2. True Crime / Live Crime --
7.3. Catch Me If You Can --
7.4. All Apologies --
7.5. Seized --
7.6. Immolation --
Sickness --
8.0. Sickness --
8.1. Diseases of Consciousness --
8.2. Flesh Machine --
8.3. Radio Bikes --
8.4. The Body Proud --
8.5. Food for a Hungry World --
8.6. The Concerns of a Repentant Galtonian --
Utopia --
9.0. Utopia --
9.1. Apocalypse and Utopia --
9.2. Artists' Books --
9.3. Piran Manifesto --
9.4. Society for Reproductive Anachronisms --
9.5. Intelligent Sperm Online --
9.6. Cult of the New Eve.
Responsibility: Critical Art Ensemble ; [text, Steve Kurtz ; edit, Lucia Sommer].
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"Since its formation in 1987, Critical Art Ensemble has set out to explore the intersections between art, critical theory, technology and political activism. The award-winning group of tactical media practitioners has exhibited and performed in a variety of venues internationally, from the street to the museum to the internet. 'Disturbances' is the first book to assess the group's 25-year history, examining the environmental, political and bio-technological themes of their various initiatives. In the publication, each project is presented by the group itself, from their early live multimedia productions; to their development of models of electronic civil disobedience, digital resistance, and contestational biology and ecology; to their most recent tactical media projects. 'Disturbances' is a landmark handbook for activists in art, theory, science and politics."--Publisher's web page.

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