LRLX PUBLICATION 4: Spellwork โ€” Technologies and conjurings

RELEASED October 2019

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The Living Room Light Exchangeโ€™s fourth annual publication, Spellwork: Technologies and Conjurings calls forth the techno-witches, wizards, sorcerers, animists, and magicians. Featuring LRLX artists Morehshin Allahyari, LaTurbo Avedon, Ingrid Burrington, Yetunde Olagbaju, and Cassie Thornton, Spellwork provokes the possibility that technology and magic have always been entangled rituals. These artists explore the double bind of magic in technology and the technology of magic. This publication also includes a limited edition Silicon Beach crystal pendant bookmark by artist Nina Sarnelle and a survey of LRLX season 5 by Bay Area arts writers. Together we embrace the technologies of witches, demons and goddesses, and we seek the benign magic of the everyday.


LRLX PUBLICATION 3: after the internet

RELEASED October 2018

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What comes after the Internet? 

The feature theme of the Living Room Light Exchangeโ€™s third publication tackles the question of future networks: somewhere between utopian dreams and dystopian net neutrality collapses lies alternative possibilities of a network that could be otherwise. 


LRLX PUBLICATION 2: STATE CHANGE

released may 2017

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We're thrilled to announce our second published book, STATE CHANGE: Publication Two!

The book features commissions of new works from new media artists, writers, and media theorists in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, a nexus of the technology industry, and from satellite Light Exchanges in New York, Paris, and Tel Aviv. This is the second series of award winning curatorial publications,  gathering the work of current new media artists who question the role of technology, extraction, avatars, surveillance, and more.

Publication Two was printed as a limited edition run of 200 books, 140 pages, color, each containing a bookmark of โ€œFuck Trumpโ€ protest stickers by artist Jenny Odell. The launch of this book was made possible by an Alternative Exposure grant from Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Participating artists include: 100 DAYS ACTION, LaTurbo Avedon, Liat Berdugo, BlinkPopShift, Kevin Chen, Alex Cruse, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, James David Lee, T.J. Demos, Benjamin Gaulon, Tanya Gayer, Desiree Holman, Parker Higgins, Jason Huff, Rao Li, Rose Linke, Charlie Macquarie, Tom Marioni, Takako Matoba, Forrest McGarvey, Elisabeth Nicula, Jenny Odell, Rebecca Ora, A. Laurie Palmer, Rick Prelinger, Andy Puls, Eden Redmond, Tiare Ribeaux, Antonio Roberts, Dorothy Santos, Caroline Sinders, Theo Triantafyllidis, Lee Tusman, Elia Vargas, Emily Wick. 

This book was designed by Natalie Sims.


LRLX PUBLICATION 1

released may 2015

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The Living Room Light Exchange is a place. But, these pages are not a living room in Oakland or the Bay; they will travel. These pages will live on shelves and tables, add to stacks and make things taller. These pages have words and images, and carry ideas.

Contributors: Jeremiah Barber, Liat Berdugo, Kevin Chen, Paul Clipson, Christina Corfield, Robb Godshaw, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, James David Lee, Wei Li, Rose Linke, Chip Lord, Charlie Macquarie, Emily Martinez, Margaret McCarthy, Elisabeth Nicula, Nicholas O'Brien, Jenny Odell, Rebecca Ora, Andy Puls, Ingrid Rojas, Dorothy Santos, Tara Shi, Natalie Sims, Elia Vargas, and Joe Veix.

With immeasurable gratitude to Rose Linke, who joined us in making this publication a reality; Natalie Sims, our world-class designer and brilliant thinker; and to SoEx's Alternative Exposure grant, which brought the ink to these pages.