Disturbance is a self-assessment of the group’s 25-year history, examining the environmental, political, and bio-technological themes of their various initiatives. The projects selected range from their early live multimedia productions; to their development of models of electronic civil disobedience, digital resistance, and contestational biology and ecology; to their most recent tactical media projects.
The Concerns of a Repentant Galtonian, 2012
A pamphlet on the misuse of biologically based analogies and rhetorics over the past century.
Mythic Weapons and State Propaganda, 2009
A pamphlet on how the US government uses weapon systems (real, exaggerated, or fantasized) to scare or calm
the public. Commissioned by Printed Matter.
Artist Books, 1988-98
Precious objects designed to insinuate plagiarists texts into cultural institutions.
Useless Technology, 1994
Designed as a newspaper insert, this project was placed in Sunday papers in autodispensers in major cities around the US.
Electronic Civil Disobedience (ECD), Printed Matter, NYC, 1994
Following the Soviet model of free public access newspaper boards, CAE presented the ECD model in the window of Printed Matter (an independent outlet for artist books). Free pamphlets were also available in the shop.
Action is Addiction, 1992
A pointed attack on the addiction industry and it's methods. The pamphlet was placed in hospitals and addition centers. Commissioned be Muranushi/Lederman Gallery for the Culture Bites exhibition.
The Therapeutic State, 1992
Designed in hard and virtual form, this work challenges the appalling lack of access to medical care in the US. The hard copy was placed in hospitals and clinics around the US.