[NetBehaviour] New book! Frankenstein Reanimated

Helen Varley Jamieson helen at creative-catalyst.com
Sat Jul 2 11:42:38 CEST 2022

congratulations marc & all contributors! looks great :)

On 01.07.22 13:10, marc.garrett via NetBehaviour wrote:
> 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.
> Endorsements:
> “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
> Marc
> =============>
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helen varley jamieson

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