Anti-Media. Ephemera on Speculative Arts by Florian Cramer, nai010 Publishers: Florian Cramer, lecturer at the Rotterdam based Willem de Kooning Academy, demonstrates in his new collection of essays Anti-Media, how media and art critique constantly reflect on their own tradition, language and manifestations, while at the same time trying to subvert them.
In the essays Cramer presents and analyzes a wide range of subcultures — from Internet porn to neo-Nazi’s and anti-copyright activists — and offers a critical view on their imagery and poetry, plagiarism and automatisms.
Cramer asserts that art coexists with ‘anti-art’, and that the term ‘media’ is just as vague, or unfixed, as is ‘art’. Continue reading