organizational architecture that cuts across borders and is both deterritorialized
and concentrated in cities . Further , it creates an enormous research agenda in
that every particular national or urban economy has its specific and ... which
seeks to map the strategic sites with hyperconcentration of resources as well as
the cross - border networks that link these sites ... of human rights : Ursula
Biemann's video essays Performing the Border ( 1999 ) , Writing Desire ( 2000 )
and Remote ...
Author: Lars Bang Larsen
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
Category: Art criticism
Part of the acclaimed 'Documents of Contemporary Art' series of anthologies . ...an essential read and a potential series classic. - Morgan Quaintance, Art Monthly The dawn of the electronic media age in the 1960s initiated a cultural shift from the modernist grid_s determination of projection and representation to the fluid structures and circuits of the network, presenting art with new challenges and possibilities. Artists have used the _space of flows_ as a basis for creating utopian scenarios, absurd yet functional propositions or holistic planetary visions. Others have explored the economies of reciprocity and the ethics of generosity, in works that address changed conditions of co-dependence and new sites of social negotiation. The _infra-power_ of the network has been a departure point for self-organized counter-culture and the creation of new types of agency. And a _poetics of connectivity_ runs through a diverse range of work that addresses the social and material complexity of networks via physical structures and ambient installation, the mapping of the internet, or the development of robots and software that take on the functions of artist or curator. Artists surveyed include Joseph Beuys, Ursula Biemann, Roberto Chavet, Colectivo Situaciones, Critical Art Ensemble, Marcel Duchamp, Peter Fend, Gego, Hans Haacke, Koncerno, Pia Lindman, Mark Lombardi, Marta Minujín, Aleksandra Mir, Tanja Ostojic, Lea Porsager, Arturas Raila, Pit Schultz, Hito Steyerl, Suzanne Treister, Wolf Vostell and Stephen Willats. Writers include: Pamela Allara, Lawrence Alloway, Roy Ascott, Jane Bennett, Hakim Bey, Luc Boltanski, Manuel Castells, Ève Chiapello, Jodi Dean, Gilles Deleuze, Umberto Eco, Okwui Enwezor, Alexander Galloway, Natasha Ginwala, Félix Guattari, Michael Hardt, Joasia Krysa, Bruno Latour, Geert Lovink, Noortje Marres, Marshall McLuhan, Marcel Mauss, Reza Negarestani, Antonio Negri, Sadie Plant, Lane Relyea, Ned Rossiter, Craig Saper, Saskia Sassen, Steven Shaviro, Tiziana Terranova, Paolo Virno and Vivian Ziherl.