Sitting on Eggs – Marc Herbst

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Art, Institutions and the Mechanics of an Avant-garde Upon a Viscous and Loud Earth – click to view pdf

The above essay was written by Marc Herbst for Frontiers in Retreat, following his invitation to participate in and critically respond to the SSW Incubator –  Sitting on Eggs: ‘What Happens After the Artwork – a three-day Frontiers gathering at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop during March 2016.

SSW would like to thank Marc not only for this text but for his generous participation, time and contribution to the Sitting on Eggs symposium and wider Frontiers network.

Marc Herbst is an artist and co-editor of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest. He is also a researcher/PhD candidate at the Goldsmiths Centre for Cultural studies. He has a broad and often collaborative practice, incorporating publications, performance, critical praxis, comic book drawing, and cultural organizing. Recent collaborations include the well-dressed fleecing of Londoners and the dumping the goods into the river Thames (with Cristina Ribas), an effort to graph the scope of human/human and human/natural relations in both the sensual and the actual through an open-called cartography project-with both fictional and real cities (with the Llano Del Rio Collective). Recent collaborators also include Murmarea (Barcelona), The Squatting in Europe Collective (SqEK), and the Field (in London).
Website:The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest (www.joaap.org) is a 16 year old Journal founded in Los Angeles at the intersection of fine art, anti-authoritarian activism and media theory; it pretends to participate in the commons of ideas.

Frontiers in Retreat is a research residency platform that fosters multidisciplinary dialogue on ecological issues within a new European network involving artist residencies, art and education organisations, artists, and experts in various disciplines as well as diverse audiences.

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