We're pleased to announce the launch of the new CRiSAP website – www.crisap.org – featuring a selection of pioneering research projects in Sound Arts from the last decade. The research section has a number of core themes and is supported by multi-tag filtering allowing users to drill down into the content by theme, sub-theme, people and year. Featuring works by Cathy Lane, Angus Carlyle, John Wynne, Salomé Vogelin, David Toop, Peter Cusack and more, the site showcases pioneering research into sound arts and CRiSAP's place at the forefront of international sound arts research.
We're working hard to complete the private beta of the Amok Dispatch online. Previously published across five editions; the Dispatch became internationally recognized as a vitally important guide to bizarre and provocative information in the pre-internet era.Vanity Fair proclaimed it to be “the benchmark sourcebook on deviant literature” while the San Francisco Chronicle asserted that "a side effect of reading the Amok Dispatch is that it could make you reconsider the very nature of imagination, freedom and possibility."
The fifth edition of the dispatch opened up its ranks to a wide-ranging group of “oddball bibliophiles” (as director John Waters termed them) to contribute reviews and became a true sourcebook rather than a mail order book catalog. Each of the Amok Fifth Dispatch contributors brought his or her own distinctive perspective and voice to the job of reviewing these intriguing and often obscure works.
This new online version takes the thousands of book reviews, excerpts and photos from the Amok Fifth Dispatch as the basis for an ever-expanding portal for challenging and subversive books and information.
In the Wild
Photographic evidence of Semiconductor's residency at CERN
Julian will be conducting historical and on-site research on Hydropathy as part of a residency investigating physical puritanism and disease at the Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland in early 2016.
Bonnie Camplin (Cabinet) is a 2015 Turner Prize nominee for The Military Industrial Complex, South London Gallery