Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey presents the latest in Hayward Touring’s celebrated series of artist-curated exhibitions.
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things explores the theme of transformative technology, a kind of techno-animism, whereby the inanimate comes to life, and no distinction is drawn between things mental and things material, the sacred and the profane.
Contemporary works of art, mechanical objects, historical material from science and archaeological museums, factory prototypes and imagery from internet sites coexist in the pages of this book, creating ‘a colossal body across time and space’.
Including a text by Mark Leckey, and essays by Dr Alixe Bovey, expert in Medieval History, and Erik Davis, social historian and cultural critic, this vibrant companion to the exhibition brings together innovative thinkers and writers to discuss themes including monstrosity, the power of writing and the boundless power of the internet.
Foreword by Roger Malbert
Essays by Mark Leckey, Erik Davis and Alixe Bovery
30.7 x 24 cm
90 colour & b/w ills.
ISBN 978 1 85332 305 8
Designed by John Morgan Studio