[NetBehaviour] New book! Frankenstein Reanimated

Helen Varley Jamieson helen at creative-catalyst.com
Mon Jul 4 00:36:30 CEST 2022


i will! looking forward to diving into it 😁 & great that it has helped 
get you through!

On 02.07.22 17:42, marc.garrett via NetBehaviour wrote:
>
>
> Hi Helen,
>
> Thank you,
>
> When I was in hospital for over two weeks, depressed because bogged 
> down with what was yet another symptom caused by the cancer treatment, 
> getting an early copy of the book pulled my through the bleakness of 
> it all and cheered me up. In fact, I read it twice. Please get 
> yourself a copy if you can, because you'll enjoy it's dedication to 
> art and life and attention to critical contexts.
>
> Wishing you well
>
> Marc
>
> =============>
>
> DR Marc Garrett | Exploring Class in Post-digital Cultures and making 
> art real - https://marcgarrett.org/
>
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> thinking. http://www.furtherfield.org
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> ------- Original Message -------
> On Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at 10:42, Helen Varley Jamieson 
> <helen at creative-catalyst.com> wrote:
>
>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>> =============>
>>>
>>> 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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