Audio cassettes, records, VHS and Super 8—once, they were all media standards. In the digital age, however, they have been superseded or discarded or stored away at the very back of the cellar. Yet artists, collectors, and tinkerers remain faithful to obsolete media, and create new things out of old machines. Flo Kaufmann from Switzerland is one such guy: he began collecting tech flotsam and jetsam as a kid and is now much in demand, internationally, as an artist and rescuer of vinyl recording technology. In this book, the objects in his collection spell out the history of veteran media, while artists working today with “obsolete media” give us a peek into their worlds. Finally, experts from the fields of art, music and restoration delve deeper into the topic and provide tips on how to preserve audiovisual treasures.
Amulets, Raffael Dörig, Kristen Gallerneaux, Doris Gassert, Hannes Grassegger, Martina Haidvogl, Flo Kaufmann, Eva-Maria Knüsel, Peter Kraut, Yves Niederhäuser und The Mutha_Ship Landing.
Dardex, Ted Davis, Asi Föcker, Max Egger, Michael Egger, Jonathan Frigeri, Manuela Imperatori, Flo Kaufmann, Christian Marclay, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Mobileskino, Alexandra Navratil, Sarina Scheidegger & Rodrigo Toro Madrid, Strotter Inst., Fornax Void among others
208 pages, 17 x 23,5 cm, 96 illustrations, softcover, in a slipcase, German/English
Release date may 10th 2021, Christoph Merian Verlag.
Raffael Dörig, Flo Kaufmann (Ed.)
Worldwide distribution through Christoph Merian Verlag. For buyers from outside Switzerland we recommend ordering via local bookstores.
CHF 32.- / € 28.- + shipping costs