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Project Statement

by J. Drucker


Passing itself off as a fine press book, this Critical Art Ensemble work continues their commitment to strategic intervention and the use of tactical media. Masquerade is one of the primary tactics, and the mimicry of this work makes it pass in certain circles while also giving it the authority of a well-produced aesthetic object.

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Critical Art Ensemble

Agents

Critical Art Ensemble

type: initiating

role:
author
printer
publisher

location: Brooklyn, NY


Publication Information

publisher: Critical Art Ensemble

dates:
production: 1990-04-00

Aesthetic Profile

movement:

agitprop (AAT)

subject:
didactic Art (AAT)
manifesto
propaganda (AAT)

content form:
non-fiction (AAT)
palimpsest (AAT) The text on translucent pages interacts with the text underneath.

publication tradition:
activist (local)
fine press (local)

inspiration: Fine press books. [E. Rettberg]

related works: Other CAE books--Electronic Civil Disobedience, for example [E. Rettberg]

community: unknown The Critical Art ensemble collective. [E. Rettberg]

note: Translating the book to electronic form is difficult because the feel of the pages and their sensory interactions are crucial to the book experience. [E. Rettberg]