Anne Faucheret

  • The Promise of Total Automation

    The Promise of Total Automation

    Anne Faucheret and David Jourdan

    The exhibition “The Promise of Total Automation” investigated our relationship to a world of machines, technological objects, and electronic devices. The prospect of a fully automated future—while acutely reshaping the notions of work, production, and value creation—also feeds emancipatory scenarios ultimately leading to the end of labor. Total automation is upon us but its liberating promise is yet to be claimed.

    This book surveys the literature on that story. It tracks its fabric, layers, and mediations, and unfolds a bibliography and chronology of automation and of its promises.

    Copublished with Kunsthalle Wien on the occasion of the exhibition “The Promise of Total Automation,” March 11–May 29, 2016.

    • Paperback $16.00

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  • Wilfrid Almendra

    Wilfrid Almendra

    Light Boiled like Liquid Soap

    Alexandra McIntosh and Nicolaus Schafhausen

    Photographs, essays, fiction, poetry, and an interview document an immersive installation by Marseille-based artist Wilfrid Almendra.

    Light Boiled like Liquid Soap is an immersive installation by Marseille-based artist Wilfrid Almendra featuring radio transmissions and a series of sculptural elements made of copper, plaster, and silicone in various states of dematerialization. Combining found and repurposed materials, the works attest to notions of desire, circulation, and flux, from protective spaces of retreat to global economies of exchange.

    The seventh volume in the Fogo Island Arts publication series accompanies the eponymous exhibition curated by Alexandra McIntosh and Nicolaus Schafhausen and presented at the Fogo Island Art Gallery in 2016. Richly illustrated with color photographs of Almendra's installation, the book features a critical essay by Anne Faucheret, a work of speculative fiction by Nicolas Idier, poetry by Jorge Armando Sousa, and a conversation between Wilfrid Almendra, Alexandra McIntosh, and Nicolaus Schafhausen.

    Copublished with Fogo Island Arts

    ContributorsWilfrid Almendra, Anne Faucheret, Nicolas Idier, Alexandra McIntosh, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Jorge Armando Sousa

    • Paperback $25.00