McKenzie Wark Podcast series: The Artist-Publisher. In conversation with Julieta Aranda
Publishing too can be a kind of art practice. In The Artist-Publisher podcast series, McKenzie Wark talks to artists who are also publishers and publishers whose work is a kind of art practice. Zines and books, made cheaply or by the thousands, or web-based journals available for free – these seem antithetical to the unique work of art. And yet the creation of meaning around art practices requires this other kind of practice of publishing written works.
Contributors include Julieta Aranda, Jacqueline de Jong, Deluge Books, Hedi El Kholti and GB Jones. The series includes an introduction with Juliette Desorgues.
McKenzie Wark is the author, among other things, of Philosophy for Spiders: on the low theory of Kathy Acker (Duke University Press 2021) and The Beach Beneath the Street: the Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International (Verso 2011). She is professor of culture and media at The New School in New York City.
Julieta Aranda (born in 1975 in Mexico City, Mexico) is an artist whose practice composes sensorial encounters with the nature of time and speculative literature. She observes the altering human-earth relationship through the lens of technology, artificial intelligence, space travel and scientific hypothesis. Working with installation, video and print media, she is invested in exploring the potential of science-fiction, alternative economies and the ‘poetics of circulation’. Her projects challenge the boundaries between subject and object while embracing chance encounters, auto-destruction and social processes. In 2006, she received her MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts in New York. She had previously completed her undergraduate studies at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan (2001). As a co-director of the online platform e-flux together with Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda has developed the projects Time/Bank, Pawnshop, and e-flux video rental, all of which started in the e-flux storefront in New York, and have travelled to many venues worldwide.
Graphic design: Kévin Blinderman
Technical Support: Sableradio
Supported by Borzello and Garfield Weston Foundation