Mind Design, Niels Schrader, Martijn de Heer
17 x 22 cm
Date of Release: November 2019
Translation: Michael Meert (Dutch/English)
Image editing: Sanneke Huisman, Marga van Mechelen, assisted by Maan Meelker
Glossary: Sanneke Huisman, Eleonoor Jap Sam, Alexandre Michaan, Marga van Mechelen, assisted by Zoë Spaaij
Printing, lithography and binding: robstolk®
Project coordination and publisher: Eleonoor Jap Sam
Introduced by four chapters that retrace the main events and actors (governmental institutions, festivals and other art venues, artists and curators) of media art over the past 30-plus years, the volume is divided into five parts that examine different aspects of the media art scene. The inception and subsequent developments of video and digital art, as well as their critical and institutional reception, the hacker/squatter/maker scene in all its different guises, activist stances (particularly in regards to mass media), combined with the material, cultural and infrastructural conditions that allowed the expansion of these art forms, explorations and expressions, are all thoroughly examined in generously illustrated essays, written by artists, scholars, curators and critics. Attention is also given to CD-ROM and net art, VJing, sonic arts, television, robotics and live cinema, mapping a complex and fascinating artistic geography at the borders of technology, politics and counter-cultures.
With text contributions by Arie Altena, Karen Archey, Angela M. Bartholomew, Josephine Bosma, Martijn van Boven, Melanie Bühler, Constant Dullaart, Sandra Fauconnier, Darko Fritz, David Garcia, Sanneke Huisman, Jan Robert Leegte, Geert Lovink, Sven Lütticken, Marga van Mechelen, Sabine Niederer, Anne Nigten, Katja Novitskova, Domeniek Ruyters, Dick Rijken, Marina Turco, Lucas van der Velden, Suzanne Wallinga, Gaby Wijers.