Critical Art Ensemble:Disturbances

Since its formation in 1987, Critical Art Ensemble has set out to explore the intersections between art, critical theory, technology and political activism. The award-winning group of tactical media practitioners has exhibited and performed in a variety of venues internationally, from the street to the museum to the internet. Disturbances is the first book to assess the group’s 25-year history, examining the environmental, political and bio-technological themes of their various initiatives. Each project is presented by the group itself, from Flesh Machine (1997-1998), in which they exposed the role of eugenics in the fertility market, to the multimedia Marching Plague (2005-2007), which revealed the farcical failures of governmental germ warfare programs. Disturbances is a landmark handbook for activists in art, theory, science and politics. In the publication, each project is presented by the group itself, from their early live multimedia productions; to their development of models of electronic civil disobedience, digital resistance, and contestational biology and ecology; to their most recent tactical media projects. Disturbances is a landmark handbook for activists in art, theory, science and politics.

Text: Holmes Brian. pp. 272; paperback. Publisher: Four Corners Books, London, 2012.

ISBN: 9780956192882| 0956192882

ID: 16115

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Since its formation in 1987, Critical Art Ensemble has set out to explore the intersections between art, critical theory, technology and political activism. The award-winning group of tactical media practitioners has exhibited and performed in a variety of venues internationally, from the street to the museum to the internet. Disturbances is the first book to assess the group’s 25-year history, examining the environmental, political and bio-technological themes of their various initiatives. Each project is presented by the group itself, from Flesh Machine (1997-1998), in which they exposed the role of eugenics in the fertility market, to the multimedia Marching Plague (2005-2007), which revealed the farcical failures of governmental germ warfare programs. Disturbances is a landmark handbook for activists in art, theory, science and politics. In the publication, each project is presented by the group itself, from their early live multimedia productions; to their development of models of electronic civil disobedience, digital resistance, and contestational biology and ecology; to their most recent tactical media projects. Disturbances is a landmark handbook for activists in art, theory, science and politics.

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