Mark Leckey: The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things

Contributors: Mark Leckey, Erik Davis, Alixe Bovey
Editors: Nadine Monem and Faye Robson
Designer: John Morgan Studio
104 pages
90 colour + b/w ills
210 x 180 mm
978 1 85332 305 8
Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey presents the latest in Hayward Touring’s celebrated series of artist-curated exhibitions. The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things explores the theme of transformative technology, whereby the inanimate comes to life, and distinctions blur between things mental and things material, the sacred and the profane.
Including essays from Dr Alixe Bovey, expert in Medieval History, and Erik Davis, social historian and cultural critic, this vibrant companion to the exhibition brings together innovative thinkers and writers to discuss themes including monstrosity, the power of writing and the boundless power of the internet. Contemporary works of art, historical material from science and archaeological museums, factory prototypes and imagery from internet sites coexist in the pages of this unique publication.