CRISIS LIBRARY ONLINE
The Crisis Editions Library is an online library through which visitors are able to “borrow” texts and print them themselves. Each text was reformatted specifically for this mode of distribution. The project is an extension of the CRISIS EDITIONS publishing project. Limited quantities of the texts were also distributed through the mail. The project launched as part of the 2020 Vancouver Art Book Fair's Art Book Month.
You can view the library at crisislibrary.online
CE004 1-9 / Fall 2020
SIMULACRA & SIMULATION
Complete reproduction of French sociologist’s Jean Baudrillard’s 1981 philosophical treatise. The book investigates the relationship between symbols and reality, and how the diffusion of symbols through media and culture construct our understanding of a shared reality.
Originally published in French in 1981, the widespread 1983 Semiotexte English release of the book (titled just SIMULATIONS) is actually incomplete translation and includes just one essay from the original 1981 release, with the rest of the book containing made up of a essay written by Baudrillard in 1977. The book was eventually translated in its entirety in 1994 in a University of Michigan Press release. The version published here is the 1994 version.
Perfect bound book / 8.5 x 5.5″ / 162 pp
CE002 / First Edition / Edition of 12 / November 2020 / Out of print
CE003 / Second Edition / Edition of 30 / November 2021
CE001 - SEDUCED AND ABANDONED: THE BODY IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD
The Body in the Virtual World was a 1994 conference held at the ICA in London on the topic of the relations between cyberspace and the body. The conference featured a number of speakers, most notably sci-fi author Bruce Sterling and theorist Sadie Plant. The entire conference has been dubbed onto two audio cassettes from an online archive.
Set of 2 cassettes in double Norelco box with custom j-card
CE001 / Edition of 12 / March 2020 / Out of print