April 26, 2005 - Kunstinstituut Melly - Jordan Crandall Book Launch at Printed Matter
April 26, 2005

Jordan Crandall Book Launch at Printed Matter

Jordan Crandall: Under Fire
Book Launch
Thursday, April 28, 2005, 5 to 7 PM

Printed Matter, Inc.
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
T 212 925 0325


Witte de With is pleased to announce book launch events for Under Fire on Thursday, 28 April from 5-7 pm at Printed Matter, New York, and on Saturday, 30 April from 4-6 pm at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.

A two-volume series of reflections on warfare and representation, Under Fire includes contributions by Akbar Ahmed, John Armitage, Asef Bayat, Ryan Bishop, Benjamin Bratton, Susan Buck-Morss, David Campbell, Hamid Dabashi, Manuel DeLanda, James Der Derian, Madelaine Drohan, Paul N. Edwards, Joy Garnett, Salwa Ghaly, Stephen Graham, Chris Hables Gray, Brian Holmes, Anahid Kassabian, Thomas Keenan, Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger, Saba Mahmood, Antonio Monegal, Loretta Napoleoni, Amir Parsa, Amit Rai, Harel Shapira, P.W. Singer, Radhika Subramaniam, Ananya Vajpeyi, Ana Valdez, and Eyal Weizman.

Looking at the forms of militarized agencies that are emerging today, Under Fire attempts to understand the nature of emergent power and the forms of resistance to it, situating cycles of violence within the modalities of a global system. It looks at the role that representations play as registers of symbolic meaning and as agents of affective change — exploring the ways that violence materializes as both act and image. It probes into cultural imaginaries of conflict and the deeper truths they may offer about collective identifications and aggressions.

The topics covered in these two volumes include the conflux of battle simulation and news programming; democracy and violence; the privatization of the military; the militarization of urban space; architectures and ontologies of targeting; cultures of suspicion; the epistemology of global infrastructures; the exhibition of atrocity; panopticism and disappearance; simulated and imagined constructions of territory; and the corporate use of force.

Under Fire is a project by Jordan Crandall, organized by Witte de With, center for contemporary art, in collaboration with V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam.

VOL 1 90-73362-61-X
VOL 2 90-73362-65-2

Published by Witte de With, center for contemporary art
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
the Netherlands
t + 31 10 4110144
info@wdw.nl www.wdw.nl

Distributed by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
155 Sixth Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10013
T 212 627 1999
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