Blast Counterblast

Bailey, Stuart and Russell, John and Relyea, Lane and Hoolboom, Mike and Vey Duke, Emily and Battersby, Cooper and O'Donnell, Darren and Mott, Jessie and Henricks, Nelson and Negus, Christine and Fusco, Maria and Blatnik, Andrej and Burgher, Elijah and Davies, Jon and Trecartin, Ryan and Harvey, Matthea and Shecter, Adam and Leland, Erin and Knezevic, Irena and Becker, Joerg and Crawford, Cameron and Trainor, Jim. Blast Counterblast. Toronto, Ont.: Mercer Union; Chicago, Ill.: WhiteWalls, 2011.

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Abstract (English)

'BLAST COUNTERBLAST is a multifaceted, fascinating examination of the way intellectuals interact — through influence, through argumentation, and through criticism. Looking at both Wyndham Lewis’s modernist publication BLAST and Marshall McLuhan’s 1969 response to it, COUNTERBLAST, the contributors to this volume — a selection of writers, visual artists, performers, and filmmakers — skewer relational aesthetics and identity politics in order to restate what the role of identity formation is today. Taking McLuhan and Lewis as starting points, the essays in this volume develop and push the ideas presented in both BLAST and COUNTERBLAST while the book design by Toronto’s Underline Studio pays homage to both thinkers’ experiments in typography. " -- Publisher's website

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Elms, Anthony (Editor); Reinke, Steve (Editor); Bailey, Stuart (Author); Russell, John (Author); Relyea, Lane (Author); Hoolboom, Mike (Author); Vey Duke, Emily (Author); Battersby, Cooper (Author); O'Donnell, Darren (Author); Mott, Jessie (Author); Henricks, Nelson (Author); Negus, Christine (Author); Fusco, Maria (Author); Blatnik, Andrej (Author); Burgher, Elijah (Author); Davies, Jon (Author); Trecartin, Ryan (Author); Harvey, Matthea (Author); Shecter, Adam (Author); Leland, Erin (Author); Knezevic, Irena (Author); Becker, Joerg (Author); Crawford, Cameron (Author); Trainor, Jim (Author); My Barbarian; Academy Records
Dossier: 351 - MERCER UNION (Toronto)
Collation: 192 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN: 9781926627175
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Mercer Union; Chicago, Ill.: WhiteWalls
Critics / Curators / Historians: Marshall McLuhan
Copyright Statement: 2011 Mercer Union / WhiteWalls
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Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2013 19:10
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2015 19:53
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