I'm a publisher, artist, designer, editor and scholar. I founded "This is a Magazine" an award-winning on & offline Internet art publishing project, in 2002 as well as "Atomic Activity Books" in 2008. I hold a PhD in contemporary art from Curtin University. I have edited and authored books for over 15 years with & for artists, scholars and institutions including Hochschule Liechtenstein, Politecnico Milano, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and Curtin University, Perth, Australia. I specialise in Art, Design, Contemporary Art theory, Media Theory and Photography.
Atomic Activity Books is an imprint of This is a Magazine and publishes monographic works from Artists working in and around the Internet.
This is a Magazine is an on & off line independent publishing project working with contemporary art from in and around the Internet.
This book demands interaction! The possibilities read like a laundry list for all of the physical things that can be done with paper, or to a book. The reader is invited not only to look, but to fold pages, tear out pages, draw on removable cards, fill out an artist's survey, then mail it in. There are stickers, postcards, bookmarks, posters and even a face mask. This is a Magazine: Compendium... read more
This artists book by Dirk Paesmans, who together with Joan Heemskerk forms the artist collective JODI, consists of a collection of screen images from a live broadcast which took place on 26 May, 1991, from BlueCloud BBS to a local television in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. A BBS (bulletin board system) is a computer system running software that allows users to connect and log into the system usi... read more
Building on the success of Hijacked 1. Australia and America (2008) and Hijacked 2. Australia and Germany (2010), this volume is again an expansive photographic anthology. Hijacked 3 juxtaposes the United Kingdom and Australia and showcases the diverse talents and perspectives of thirty-two contemporary British and Australian photographers.
Inspired by science-fiction writer Philip K. Dicks final novel Valis in which the protagonist receives extra-terrestrial transmissions on a beam of pink light from unknown origins, this special, limited edition of This is a Magazine is a three-dimensional tour-de-force. Spread over different chapters and printed on embossed, scored and folded paper and plastic are a mind-blowing collection of ... read more
Packaged, wrapped in a complex, do-it-yourself sculpture, this issue of thisisamagazine presents a playful and colourful collection of art works and collaborations that focus on who and what artists think they are. Inserts, cut-outs, foldouts, masks and stickers are included, alongside images and works from a handful of dedicated artists. Contributors include: Karen ann Donnachie, René Schmidt... read more
Experiencing Hypnotism is a book consisting in a series of black and white images found on the Internet featuring hypnotized people under the control of hypnotists. A circular graphic design has been applied on the foreheads of the hypnotized. Commands taken from typical hypnotists' agendas have been raised over the images, alternating with sentences taken from instruction booklets to set up h... read more
Small hardcover art book of stereoscopic images.
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