Persona (1981)

21 July 2017, dusan

Features the work of nine artists who, in making or presenting their work, assume specific alter-egos or personae (human or animal, fictitious or historical) that serve as vehicles for greater freedom of expression. With essay by the curators Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin, and artists’ statements.

Artists: Eleanor Antin, Mr. Apology, Colin Campbell, Bruce Charlesworth, Colette, Redd Ekks, Lynn Hershman, James Hill, Martial Westburg.

Preface by Marcia Tucker
Publisher The New Museum, New York, 1981
57 pages
via New Museum

Exhibition
Publisher
WorldCat

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Ephemera 17(2): The Social Productivity of Anonymity (2017)

9 July 2017, dusan

“In a process that started decades ago, a multiplicity of forces is creating a slow, but steadily rising storm against anonymity. Discourses of transparency and accountability often describe anonymity as a threat. Technologies such as the IP-address-based Internet, sensory devices, and machine learning techniques further undermine anonymous encounters. In an age of near ubiquitous surveillance, anonymity is under attack. But what is at stake in such discourses and developments? Based on the premise that anonymity is always socially productive and always socially produced, this special issue draws attention to anonymity as a social form that demands renewed attention. The contributions explore its temporalities, its transformative powers, and its entanglements with public spheres, property relations, and practices of person making.”

Publisher Ephemera collective, with MayFlyBooks, May 2017
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License
ISBN 9781906948375
220 pages

HTML, PDFs
PDF, PDF

Daniel Malone, Ralph Paine: Autonomous Anonymous: On Becoming Whatever (2008)

14 February 2013, dusan

Publisher Gambia Castle Press
ISBN 9780473139735
28 pages

publisher
google books

PDF (no OCR)