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The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is pleased to announce the launch of Mining the Media Archive: Essays on Art, Technology, and Cultural Resistance by Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor Dot Tuer.

Mining the Media Archive gathers together an exciting collection of essays by one of Canada?s most respected and innovative writers on contemporary art. Ranging from monographs on new-media artists, to a history of Canada?s most controversial artist-run centre, the CEAC, to testimonial writing on cultural politics and post-colonialism in Canada and Argentina, Tuer?s writings address global media and local remembrance through a blend of storytelling, archival research, and cultural analysis. Focusing on artistic practice as a site of social intervention, she explores how, in her own words, ?the archive becomes a dynamic montage of the past and present: a repository for the steady trickle of utopian interchanges between life and art that lies beneath the surface of the simulacrum, and a talisman against the historical amnesia of global corporate culture.?

"This collection of essays from one of Canada's leading critical thinkers is a brilliant amalgam of history, theory, personal experience, and some of the best art criticism ever written in Canada. The work is ground-breaking and unique for its cross-cultural reach, its multi-disciplinary manoeuvre, its political sophistication, as well as its scholarly depth. But above all, it is remarkable for its intellectual riffs that leave you breathless, waiting to see if Tuer will make it through, which she always does, sure footed and fearless." - Susan Crean

The Dorothy H. Hoover Library at OCAD, with the support of the Office of Vice President Academic and the Faculty of Liberal Studies, is pleased to host a book launch for Mining the Media Archive: Essays on Art, Technology, and Cultural Resistance, by Dot Tuer. Co-sponsored by YYZ Books and Pages Books & Magazines, copies of the book will be available for purchase and the author will be in attendance.

Book launch:
Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 5 to 7pm
Ontario College of Art & Design, Dorothy H. Hoover Library

113 McCaul Street (Level 2), Toronto, ON

Mining the Media Archive: Essays on Art, Technology, and Cultural Resistance
ISBN: 1-920397-35-2 CAN $21.95 soft cover, 224 pages, black-and-white, illustrated (Art Criticism / Cultural Studies / Media Studies / New Media) By Dot Tuer

YYZBOOKS is one of Canada?s few artist-run presses. Since 1988, it has charted a unique course, intimately engaging artists, critics and cultural theorists in the book publishing process. Innovation and a commitment to creativity have earned the press local, national, and international recognition for excellence in critical content and presentation.

YYZBOOKS is represented by the Literary Press Group of Canada and distributed by LitDistCo ([email protected]).

YYZBOOKS is associated with YYZ Artists' Outlet, an artist-run centre founded in 1979, which presents challenging programs of visual art, film, video, performance, lectures, and publications. YYZ Artists' Outlet is supported by its members, The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP).

Pages Books & Magazines is an independent bookshop located at 256 Queen Street West in Toronto.

Added by smulholland on March 14, 2006

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