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Light Attack Book → 2009

Light Attack: Media Art and the Moving-Moving Image as Intervention in Public Spaces (VDM Publishing House, ISBN-10: 3639214587, Dec. 11, 2009, 84 pages)

Light Attack is a media art performance, as well as a social experiment, performed in public urban spaces. While driving through the city, an animated virtual character is projected from a moving vehicle onto the cityscape exploring places "to go" and "not to go" in urban centers such as Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Mexico City. The book provides the conceptual framework for Light Attack. It follows the history of electric light as medium and symbol for cultural grandeur. It discusses media architecture and projection-based media art in relation to a contemporary site-specific public art practice. The book should be especially useful to students and professionals in the field of Media Arts, Art History, and Communications.

Table of Contents:
1.	Introduction [08]
2.	Light as a Medium [11]
3.	Less is Bore [18]
4.	The Merger Between the Image as Simulation [23]
	and the Image as an Object	
5.	The Public Sphere [33]
6.	Light Attack [48]
	Appendix [54]
	Bibliography [62]
	Credits [64]
	Notes [66]

order online: amazon, barnes&noble, abe books

Credits

Book Design:
Joerg Becker

Support for this book:
Erkki Huhtamo
Irena Knezevic
Adriana de Souza e Silva

+light  +publication  +site-specificity  +projection  +urban space  +book  

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