Princeton University Library Catalog

Information / edited by Sarah Cook.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Cambridge, Massachusetts: Whitechapel Gallery, The MIT Press, 2016]
Description:
237 pages ; 21 cm.
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Summary note:
"This anthology provides the first art-historical reassessment of information-based art in relation to data structures and exhibition curation. It examines such landmark exhibitions as "Information" at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1970, and the equally influential "Les Immatériaux," initiated by the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 1984. It reexamines work by artists of the 1960s to early 1980s, from Les Levine and N. E. Thing Co. to General Idea and Jenny Holzer, whose prescient grasp of information's significance resonates today. It also reinscribes into the narrative of art history technologically critical artworks that for years have circulated within new media festivals rather than in galleries. While information science draws distinctions between "information," signals, and data, artists from the 1960s to the present have questioned the validity and value of such boundaries. Artists have investigated information's materiality, in signs, records, and traces; its immateriality, in hidden codes, structures, and flows; its embodiment, in instructions, social interaction, and political agency; its overload, or uncontrollable excess, challenging utopian notions of networked society; its potential for misinformation and disinformation, subliminally altering our perceptions; and its post-digital unruliness, unsettling fixed notions of history and place."--from the publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-232) and index.
Contents:
  • Information that matters -- Information as environment -- Information embodied -- Information overload and its discontents -- What information wants.
  • INFORMATION AS MATTER. Aspects of telecommunications, 1992 / Eduardo Kac -- The information society, 2009 / Robin Mansell -- Fluxus as a laboratory, 1998 / Craig Saper -- Art in-formation: American art under the impact of new media culture, 2013 / Ursula Anna Frohne -- On projects of the 1970s, 2011 / David Askevold -- The dilemma of categories and the overdetermination of a business practice: N.E. Thing Co., 2010 / David Tomas -- 'Information' press release, 1970 / Elizabeth R. Shaw -- Information fall-out, 1971 / Les Levine -- THE INFORMATIONAL MILIEU. From over- to sub-exposure: The anamnesis of 'Les Immatériaux', 2009 / Antony Hudek -- The exhibition as emulator, 1999 / Jorinde Seijdel -- Contemporary art as 'Immateriaux', yesterday and today, 2015 / Francesco Gallo -- Primary devices, 1988 / Tom Sherman -- Jenny Holzer at the Guggenheim, 1990 / Peter Schjeldahl -- Congestion in the data flow: Erhan Muratoglu, I/O interface overbloated, 2006 / Basak Senova -- Error/Glitch/Noise: Observations on aesthetic forms of failure, 2013 / Charu Maithani -- Beacon, 2005- / Thomson & Craighead --
  • INFORMATION'S MODALITIES. Information economy, 2005 / Felix Stalder -- Involuntary flows and involuntary memory: In conversation with Arjun Mulder, 2003 / Scott Lash -- One thing leads to another, 1996 / Stephen Willats -- Moving between the past-present-future, 1997 / Stephen Willats -- I get tired, 2001 / Tom Sherman -- Nicetalky: In conversation with Poolside, 2002 / Elizabeth Vander Zaag -- Visualizing net activity: Stelarc, 2002 / Stephen Wilson -- Break the law of information: Notes on search engines and natural selection, 2003 / Matthew Fuller -- Solid seas and digital constellations, 2016 / Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi -- A life in AdWords, algorithms and data exhaust: In conversation with Marc Garrett, 2013 / Erica Scourti -- TOO MUCH INFORMATION. Communication: 44 statements, 1995 / Guy Bleus -- The artist's use of telecommunications, 1984 / Eric Gidney -- The world in 24 hours, 1982 / Robert Adrian X -- In conversation with Sarah Cook, 2003 / Heath Bunting -- The economy of art in the information age, 1998 / Armin Medosch -- Hacking the Xerox alphabet, 1996 / Arthur & Marilouise Kroker -- Consume without a screen, 2011 / Alessandro Ludovico -- A hacker manifesto, 2004 / McKenzie Wark -- On Wikipedia, cultural patrimony and historiography, 2010 / James Bridle -- Information and knowledge, 2005 / Suhail Malik -- In conversation with Sarah Cook, 2000 / Friedrich Kittler --
  • In conversation with Gianfranco Mantegna, 1992 / Muntadas -- Muntadas: On translation: The internet project, 2002 / Benjamin Weil -- National heritage turns to InfoWar, 1998 / Mongrel/Harwood -- Civil networking in a hostile environment, 2000 / Veran Matic -- Linkania: The hyperconnected multitude, 2005 / Hernani Dimantas -- On the New York Times 'special edition', 2008 / Steve Lambert and the Yes Men -- Digital, aesthetic, ephemeral: A brief look at image and narrative, 2014 / Sheyma Buali -- Ami Clarke and Richard Cochrane: 'Low animal spirits', 2014 / Lizzie Homersham -- WHAT INFORMATION WANTS. Information: No theory, 1970 / Christine Kozlov -- Calling all agents, 2004 / International Necronautical Society -- A new public sphere, 2010 / Felix Stalder -- 1:1, 2002 / C5 -- The graph as landscape: Reflections on making packet-garden, 2008 / Julian Oliver -- Treaty card, 2004 / Cheryl L'Hirondelle -- A hole in the brain of the machine, 2000 / Marina Grzinic -- The database imaginary: Memory_Archive_Database, version 4.0, 2007 / Steve Dietz -- The goal is to transform a given zone: In conversation with Perspektive, 2002 / Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries -- Ebay longing: Project notes, 2004 / Angie Waller -- In conversation with Domenico Quaranta, 2010 / Oliver Laric -- Closed circuit , 2012 / Steve Rushton and Rod Dickinson.
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ISBN:
  • 9780262529341 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0262529343 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0854882480
  • 9780854882489
LCCN:
2016014554
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