marisa jahn: byproduct: on the excess of embedded art practices

Editor: Marisa Jahn
Publishers: YYZBOOKS & REV-
$29.95, Fall 2010
192 pages softcover, two colors

Byproduct presents texts from a variety of artists, activists, curators, and interdisciplinary thinkers that interrogate projects by cultural practitioners “embedded” in industries, the government, and other non-art sectors. Working with the physical systems and symbolic languages of these institutions, these cultural agents develop projects—or “byproducts”—that produce meaning contingent on their hosts. Whether the works are explicitly polemical or instrumentalized by their hosts is up for debate…

Featuring: A Constructed World (Jacqueline Riva and Geoff Lowe), Andy Bichlbaum (The Yes Men), L.M. Bogad, Kent Hansen (democratic innovation), Michelle Jacques, The Life After Shopping Gospel Choir, Kristin Lucas, Darren O’Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex), Felicity Tayler, Camille Turner, and editor Marisa Jahn


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