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Welcome to Monoskop, a wiki for collaborative studies of the arts, media and humanities.

Monoskop is a repertory of the possible; a repository of things to be read, reviewed, replicated, reenacted, reinvented and put to rest again.

This page shows a selection of the latest additions to the website. For more detailed overview see the Recent, Contents, Index and Media library sections. Updates are also being posted on Twitter and Facebook.

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The works of Gilles Deleuze (1925-95) and Félix Guattari (1930-92).






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Re/Search, 13: Angry Women (1991)

“In this illustrated, interview-format volume, 16 women artists address the volatile issues of male domination, feminism, race and denial. Among the modern warriors here are Diamanda Galas, a composer of ritualistic ‘plague masses’ about AIDS who refuses to tolerate pity or weakness; Lydia Lunch, a self-described ‘instigator’ who explains that her graphic portrayals of exploitation stem from her victimization as a child; and Wanda Coleman, a poet who rages against racism and ignorance. Goddess worshipper and former porn star Annie Sprinkle enthusiastically promotes positive sexual attitudes; bell hooks discusses societal power structures in terms of race and gender; Holly Hughes, Sapphire and Susie Bright expound on lesbianism and oppression; pro-choice advocates Suzy Kerr and Dianne Malley describe their struggles for reproductive rights.”

Interviews with Kathy Acker, Susie Bright, Wanda Coleman, Valie Export, Karen Finley, Diamanda Galás, Bell Hooks, Holly Hughes, Lydia Lunch, Kerr & Malley, Linda Montano, Avital Ronell, Sapphire, Carolee Schneemann, and Annie Sprinkle.

The magazine was later translated into German, Chinese and Japanese.

Edited by Andrea Juno and V. Vale
Publisher Re/Search, San Francisco, 1991
239 pages

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PDF (138 MB)

Mr. Fluxus: A Collective Portrait of George Maciunas, 1931-1978 (1997)

A collective portrait of George Maciunas, the central, organizing figure and participant in Fluxus, based on personal anecdotes and reminiscences gathered by the artists Emmett Williams and Ay-O from more than eighty of Maciunas’s friends and Fluxus colleagues.

Edited by Emmett Williams and Ann Noël
Publisher Thames and Hudson, London, 1997
ISBN 0500974616, 9780500974612
352 pages

Review: Elizabeth Beckman and Jonathan Applefield (Art J, 1999).

WorldCat

PDF (80 MB, no OCR)

MediaImpact / MediaUdar (2012) [English/Russian]

Catalogue of the international festival of activist art МедиаУдар (MediaImpact), held in autumn 2011 in Moscow. Includes descriptions of 68 recent works; texts by Tatiana Volkova, Arseny Sergeev, Oksana Sarkisyan, Anton Nikolayev, Pablo Hermann, Kostis Stafylakis, Oleg Genisaretskiy, and Peter Weibel; and interviews with Mike Bonnano, Nina Felshin, and Andrew Boyd.

Editing: Tatiana Volkova
Coordination: Joulia Strauss
Publisher MediaImpact, Moscow, with ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2012
ISBN 9785990375512
359 pages
via publisher

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PDF (12 MB)
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See also two subsequent Russian-language anthologies of texts, MediaUdar: aktivistskoe iskusstvo segodnya (2014, 6 MB) and MediaUdar: aktivistskoe iskusstvo segodnya II (2016, 51 MB).

Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane (2013)

Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane considers the works of two pioneers of performance art. Jonas (born 1936) and Pane (1939-1990) lived and worked in the United States and France respectively. Each artist worked multidisciplinarily, producing sculpture, drawings, installations, film and video in addition to live actions. Notably, Jonas and Pane have been lauded for their foundational work in performance, a field in which both of these artists blazed trails. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Parallel Practices explores the trajectory of these artists’ practices to reveal shared and complementary aspects, as well as to highlight the significant divergences and differences that characterize each artist’s work. It includes texts by curator Dean Daderko, Elisabeth Lebovici and Anne Tronche and Barbara Clausen.”

Edited by Dean Daderko
Publisher Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 2013
ISBN 9781933619439
160 pages
via CAM Houston

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Robert Rauschenberg: Work From Four Series (1985)

“The relationships between four of Rauschenberg’s mature series—the Kabal American Zephyrs, Cardboards, Hoarfrosts and Bifocals—are explored in this exhibition. The artist has always worked in series, but they are often seen as discrete directions, unrelated to one another. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue demonstrate that the artist returns to similar themes and uses the same formal devices across his seemingly disparate oeuvre.

Includes essays by Donald Barthelme and Linda L. Cathcart; a chronology of the period covered by the four series by Marti Mayo; and documentation on the artist’s career subsequent to his 1976 retrospective.”

Publisher Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1985
ISBN 0936080159
86 pages
via CAM Houston

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PDF (62 MB)
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