Media and Materiality in the Neo-Avant-Garde

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Media and Materiality in the Neo-Avant-Garde explores the materiality of media technologies and their impact on the avant-garde of the late twentieth century. The essays of the volume range between different art forms (literature, film, music, visual art, performance) and bridge the same contested cultural divides - high and low, ideology and form, art and everyday life - that were once challenged by the avant-garde. Ranging in topics from the Beach Boys to Herbert Eimert, from Scandinavian forests to Warhol's Factory, the perspectives established and the operations performed in Media and Materiality in the Neo-Avant-Garde thus traverse a network of art and technology that has been crucial for more than half a century, and still is today.