JOHN NIXON: GROUPS + PAIRS 2016 – 2020
Published by Schwartz City 2020
Release date: 31 Oct 2014
Paperback ISBN: 9781863956888
Imprint: Schwartz City
Format: Hard Back
Size: 240mm x 300mm
Let’s Destroy Work is the first major monograph on Marco Fusinato, published on the occasion of his presentation at the 2015 Venice Biennale All the World’s Futures. Fusinato’s politically driven work is realised with an intensity and experimentalism that has made him one of Australia’s most outstanding contemporary artists. A comprehensive overview of the past two decades of Fusinato’s projects in art and music, this monograph features projects such as FREE (1998 – 2004), a series of guerrilla performances in unsuspecting music stores around the world; Mass Black Implosion (2007 – ) an ongoing series of propositional scores; Aetheric Plexus (2009 – 2013), a viewer-triggered installation of white noise and white light; and TM/MF(2000), a collaborative project with Thurston Moore.
Contributing to the discussion around Fusinato’s work, the book also includes new writing by Branden W. Joseph, Professor in Art History at Columbia University, a text by US-based music critic Byron Coley, and essays from insurrectional anarchist writer Alfredo M. Bonanno’s Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy. The book is rich in both colour and mono illustrations of Fusinato’s works, and a selection of reference images.
Marco Fusinato’s practice references the rhetoric of radical politics (its ambitions and failures), noise as music and the conditions and conventions of conceptual art. Through wide-ranging forms of work in gallery contexts and performances, he foregrounds moments of disruption and impact in which lie the possibility of a shift in perception or change in the course of events. Fusinato performs regularly in the international experimental music underground, obliterating the guitar into improvised noise-spit tsunamis.