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Fred Forest's utopia : media art and activism

Author: Michael F Leruth
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
Series: Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The innovative French media artist and prankster-provocateur Fred Forest first gained notoriety in 1972 when he inserted a small blank space in Le Monde, called it 150 cm 2 of Newspaper (150 cm 2 de papier journal), and invited readers to fill in the space with their own work and mail their efforts to him. In 1977, he satirized speculation in both the art and real estate markets by offering the first parcel of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Fred Forest; Fred Forest
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Leruth
ISBN: 9780262036498 0262036495
OCLC Number: 964698473
Description: xii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Fred Forest, troublemaker --
Sociological art --
Aesthetics of communication --
Experiments in cyber-liminality --
Conclusion: interface as utopia.
Series Title: Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Responsibility: Michael F. Leruth.

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"France's most famous unknown artist," the innovative media provocateur Fred Forest, precursor of Eduardo Kac, Jodi, the Yes Men, RT Mark, and the Guerilla Girls.  Read more...

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