The new media artist addresses the subject of technological obsolescence through the form of the book, undoing our assumptions and undermining our seemingly unwavering belief that more information is always better.
The photobook documents the laborers in the Persian Gulf with an affable eye, estranged from the grueling and under-compensated work that shapes their days, paired with an impassioned postscript to the images by the publisher that is critical of this exploitative socio-economic system.
The anthologys thirteen contributors, among them artists, photographers, broadcasters, and filmmakers, analyze projects that exemplify the discursive and rhetorical value of blurring the distinction between fiction and reality. But, despite its title, the contemporary context of online culture, populism, and fake news are almost entirely absent from its pages.
Two new books document the artists lesser-known practice of making ripped and folded drawings, making the case that they deserve the attention and scholarship of two books, and many more.