Sternberg Press, 2019
Radical Cut-Up-Nothing is Original edited by Lukas Feireiss investigates the cut-up as a contemporary mode of creativity and important global model of cultural production. The term cut-up thereby serves as an open container for a long list of terms and actions that describe the combination and reassembly of existing motifs, fragments, images and ideas from diverse and disconnected origins into newly synthesised entities.
Refusing any disciplinary coherence, this book assembles texts from multifarious eras and origins. At the same time, the contributors share an urgency to question the dichotomy of original creation and derivative appropriation. In this way, the book itself is a cut-up of previously published essays and articles that in their proximity allow for multiple readings to arise. It aims to translates the topic into a wider societal discourse to serve as both a source of inspiration and a platform for critical reflection.
With contributions by Thom Bettridge, Marcus Boon, Nicolas Bourriaud, Lars Eckstein, Rachel Falconer, Lukas Feireiss, Joerg Koch, Jonathan Lethem, Lucas Mascatello, Paul D. Miller, Eduardo Navas, Tamar Shafrir, Robert Shore, Stacey Waite, and Jan Verwoert.
Radical Cut-Up Alumni: Adam Bletchly, Lou Buche, Daan Couzijn, Rebecca Eskilsson, Zsofia Kollar, Wes Mapes, Juliana Maurer, Barnaby Monk, Alex Murray, Fabian Reichle, Javier Rodriguez, Farida Sedoc, Athony Smyrski, and Agustina Woodgate.