Stockholm Festival for Art and Technology 1966 May 24–26, 2013 2016
Anna Lundh & Julie Cirelli (Eds.)
Initiated by Swedish artist Anna Lundh, Visions of the Now is a reconsideration of the 1966 Stockholm festival Visioner av Nuet (Visions of the Present), which examined the impact of technology on humanity, society, and art. Half a century later, we are still immersed in the technology that was “new” in 1966. In 2013, Lundh brought together international artists, musicians, theorists, and scientists for a three-day festival of lectures, panels, performances, sound pieces, installations, and screenings. It questioned what our current visions of today are, and how we imagine the future and the effects of technology today. This two-volume set marks the fiftieth anniversary of Visioner av Nuet. Featured are new contributions, extensive photographic documentation, and archival material from the 1966 festival, including a never-before-published correspondence with John Cage and Buckminster Fuller, essays by Alvin Lucier and Nam June Paik, and a connected history from the 1966 New York festival 9 Evenings of Theatre and Engineering. It includes more than twenty contributors, from University of California–Santa Cruz art and visual culture professor Jennifer A. González to artist Luke Fischbeck (Lucky Dragons–USA).
10 x 14 in. / 184 pp / 100 color and b&w
Retail Price: $49.00
Wolfgang Tillmans & Brigitte Oetker (Eds.)
This year’s edition of the Jahresring journal What Is Different? is designed and edited by artist Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968). Throughout the 2000s, Tillmans has worked on a series called truth study centre, which is concerned with absolute claims of truth in social and political contexts. Addressing issues of newly resurfaced right-wing populism, fake news, and psychological findings such as the backfire effect, Tillmans focuses on what changes have occured over the past forty years rather than analyzing the status quo. Why are societal consensus and institutions now under attack? Interviews with scientists, politicians, journalists, and social workers highlight the pressing issues. In addition, a study is included that researchs what happens in our brain, ethics, and online behavior when confronted with statements opposing our political beliefs. Tillmans pairs these texts with his own images found in print and online. An added surprise are new works made by Tillmans using an outdated four-color scanner from the 1990s. Texts by Philipp Hübl, Jonas Kaplan, Joe Keohane, and Michael Seemann, and interviews with Lionel Barber, Carolin Emcke, Sigmar Gabriel, Bianca Klose, Stephan Lewandowsky, Brendan Nyhan, and Wolfgang Schäuble.
228 pp / Full color
Retail Price: $34.00