Yves Bernard / Domenico Quaranta (Ed.) - HOLY FIRE – Art of the digital age
Produced as a catalogue for the exhibition Holy Fire, Art of the Digital Age, this book is, indeed, more than a simple catalogue. Along with the works of the 27 artists in the exhibition, which represent the most interesting offspring of the new media art of the last fifteen years, it features the editor’s essays along with a collective interview involving some of the most important representatives of the new media art world.
Holy Fire is not a book on new media art, but an exploration of the contemporary art of the digital age, and a pamphlet against the new media art paradigm and the self-isolation in which these practices evolved in the last sixty years.
Or, using the words of Régine Debatty (We-make-money-not-art.com): “the new media label fits the genre like a straitjacket and sends it to a ghetto without even a flicker of compassion. Forget the new, drop the media, enjoy art.”
With contributions by:
Inke Arns & Jacob Lillemose, Yves Bernard, Aristarkh Chernyshev, Roman Minaev & Alexei Shulgin, Vuk Cosic, Régine Debatty, Steve Dietz, Joan Leandre, Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Patrick Lichty, Wolf Lieser, Vicente Matallana, Eva & Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org, Fabio Paris, Christiane Paul, Domenico Quaranta, Charles Sandison, Magdalena Sawon & Tamas Banovich, Paul Slocum, Bruce Sterling, Michele Thursz, Mark Tribe, UBERMORGEN.COM, Karen A. Verschooren