Some postproductions of PostProduction
Nicholas Bourriaud’s PostProduction: Culture as Screenplay: How Art Reprograms the World (2002)argues that contemporary artists work in ways similar to DJs and others who reassemble media to create their work. This piece, ‘Reading PostProduction’, offers several close readings of this influential book. One consists of all the pages of the book, in which most of the text has been whited out, leaving only black scribbles locating the names of artists Bourriaud refers to, thus offering a visual tracing of his argument as he litters the text with names. The second component is an animation which shows all the names Bourriaud refers to, one by one, in the order in which they appear. The third component is a booklet which offers in a spreadsheet the occurrences of artists’ names.
Reading PostProduction
Gallery work comprising a wall piece, an animation, and a booklet
A version was shown at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, in 2004.
Download ‘Reading PostProduction III’ Postproduction.pdf, an analysis of Bourriand’s PostProduction
‘Reading PostProduction II’, Oxford 2004