[NetBehaviour] New book! Frankenstein Reanimated

marc.garrett marc.garrett at protonmail.com
Fri Jul 1 13:10:47 CEST 2022

Hi all,

It has been a long time since I've been on this list and it's with a great joy to be back sharing with you a publication close to my heart.

Please support it and buy it, it includes some brilliant contributions.

Frankenstein Reanimated: Creation & Technology in the 21st Century.

Marc Garrett, Yiannis Colakides (Eds.)
Publisher: Torque Editions

Contributors: Alexia Achilleos, Zach Blas, Frances A. Chiu, Ami Clarke, Régine Debatty, Mary Flanagan, Carla Gannis, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Srecko Horvat, Salvatore Iaconesi, Olga Kopenkina, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Shu Lea Cheang, Gretta Louw, Joana Moll, Laura Netz, Eryk Salvaggio, Devon Schiller, Guido Segni, Gregory Sholette, Karolina Sobecka, Alan Sondheim, Michael Szpakowski, Eugenio Tisselli, Ruben Verwaal, Paul Vanouse.

Frankenstein Reanimated is a book for our strange times. Bang-up to date it includes essays and artworks that engage with the Covid-19 pandemic, through to weird new imaginings of human-machine hybrids. A striking cover with flaps displays a triptych by artist Carla Gannis, a bespoke narrow format, and over 100 illustrations inside make this an attractive book for a wide range of audiences. The book includes full-colour illustrations and is designed by Mark Simmonds, who has designed previous Torque Editions publications and books for Tate Liverpool and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Mary Shelley’s classic gothic horror and science fiction novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus has inspired millions since it was published in 1818. Today, we are witness to many different horrors and phantoms of our own creation. Chronic wealth and health inequalities, climate change, democratic collapse, and the spectre of the nuclear apocalypse are among the diffuse, monstrous products of our “advanced” technological moment. Frankenstein Reanimated presents a dynamic collection of artworks, essays, and conversations, addressing surveillance, biohacking, viruses, colonialism, digital culture, and more. It retraces and contextualises three international art exhibitions exploring themes within Frankenstein, and speculates on what Mary Shelley would think about the world today. Collectively, the book offers a lens through which to look at our current situation, and how art practices shape, and are shaped by, contemporary society.


“This collection shines a light on artists as critically engaged citizens providing a kaleidoscopic view of our unevenly distributed future. These are the Frankensteins we need!” — Felix Stalder, Zurich, University of the Arts.

“Frankenstein Reanimated is an important record of some incredible artists working today, who both dismantle and rebuild our contemporary technological systems, profoundly reimagining everything from facial recognition to AI, 3D printing to virtual gaming environments.” — Sarah Cook, University of Glasgow.

The book will be launched at events, book outlets, art spaces and galleries in Germany, Spain, Cyprus, Switzerland and the UK, and other places still are to be confirmed.

Published by Torque Editions
Distributors - Turnaround (UK) / Motto (DE)
Buy on Motto - https://bit.ly/3QgxSqO
Buy on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3y5z4oF
RRP - £15/€18

Preface & Intro
Download PDF - https://bit.ly/3y5z73P

Wishing you well


DR Marc Garrett | Exploring Class in Post-digital Cultures and making art real - https://marcgarrett.org/

Furtherfield | Disrupts & democratises art and technology through exhibitions, labs & debate for deep exploration, free tools & open thinking. http://www.furtherfield.org
DECAL | Decentralised Arts Lab is an art, blockchain & web 3.0 technologies research hub for fairer, more dynamic & connected cultural ecologies & economies now - http://decal.is/

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