[Humanist] 22.726 new publication: Lost Between the Extensivity/Intensitivity Exchange

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Apr 30 07:26:02 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 726.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 06:21:44 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: new publication: Lost Between the Extensivity/Intensivity Exchange

Warren Neidich: Lost Between the Extensivity / Intensivity Exchange
With Essays By Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Lia Gangitano and Freek Lomme

Book Launch at Printed Matter, New York City, Saturday, May 2, 2009, 
5:00 - 7:00 PM


Printed Matter is pleased to announce a launch for Warren Neidich's new 
publication Lost Between the Extensivity/Intensivity Exchange, published 
by Onomatopee and featuring essays by Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Lia 
Gangitano and Freek Lomme. The launch will take place at Printed 
Matter's storefront at 195 Tenth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Street) 
in New York City on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

For the past 12 years Warren Neidich has created elaborate diagrams as 
models of thinking that form the basis of his works of art and his 
essays. This book is a history of one drawing as it was transformed from 
works on paper into a disseminated poster project into a wall drawing 
and finally into a projected light installation

Warren Neidich uses diagrammatic drawings as a means to elucidate his 
interest in the way that ideas of historical materialism produce a 
theory of mind, especially in the context of post-Fordist labor 
practices and the information age. He refers to this as Neuropower when 
the apparatus of the Empire administrates subjectivity through 
interventions upon cultural and neurobiological plasticity.

Neidich believes, as many post-conceptualist artists have, that art has 
the potential to explore fields of knowledge beyond the normal 
boundaries of aesthetics, such as sociology, anthropology, politics, 
psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Utilizing the apparatus, 
materials, procedures, spaces, and performances of their aesthetic 
discourses, whether it be film, photography, painting, sculpture, or 
installation, artists have the potential to create an alternative 
paradigm which at times can be a form of resistance.

Lia Gangitano, writer and founder of Participant Inc in New York City, 
will be present at the opening to read an excerpt from her essay 
included in the publication.

Warren Neidich is an artist, writer and organizer who currently lives 
and works in Berlin. His work has been exhibited internationally in such 
institutions as the Whitney Museum of Art, Palais de Tokyo, Ludwig 
Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Walker Art Museum, The Kitchen 
and P.S.1, MOMA. Seven catalogues and books of his work and writings 
have been published including American History Reinvented, Aperture 
Foundation, 1989, Unknown Artist, Fricke-Schmid, 1993, Camp O.J. , DAP, 
1996 and Earthling, Pointed Leaf Press, 2005.  A collection of his 
writing Blow-up: Photography, Cinema and the Brain was published by DAP 
in 2003. He recently organized the conference "The Mind in Architecture: 
 From Biopolitics to Noo-politics." An edited collection of essays will 
be published under the same title in 2010 by 010 Press, Rotterdam. He is 
former artist in resident at Goldsmith College, London and currently 
holds the title of Visiting Scholar at the TU Delft School of 
Architecture, Delft, Holland. www.warrenneidich.com

Lost Between the Extensivity / Intensivity Exchange is published by 
Onomatopee and 127 pages. It contains essays by Sven-Olov Wallenstein, 
Lia Gangitano and Freek Lomme. It retails for $50.00 and can be 
purchased at Printed Matter's storefront or on our website at 

For more information, please contact aabronson @ printedmatter.org.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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