Augmented Materiality, Lost Reality

Caren Florance

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The field of Australian artist books is a broad and active one, and its development and various histories have been both helped and hindered by the rise of digital culture. The internet has fed and sustained cross-pollination and connection between our regional communities; however, it has also failed us by proving to be unstable, quick to overwrite itself, and expensive in terms of archiving for the future, forcing priorities that rarely favour small corners of the arts. In the short term, it allows us to find creative solutions for quick-turn needs, as we are discovering during the COVID-19 pandemic. By exploring a number of examples, I plan to if not to fully unpack these issues, then at least to activate some thinking and discussion around them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-31
Number of pages9
JournalThe Blue Notebook: a new journal for artists' books
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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