Atomic Book, 1998

Featuring the work of American sculptor James Acord – the only private individual in the world licensed to own and handle radioactive materials.

Atomic confronted our fears and assumptions about science and the nuclear industry. James Acord, Mark Waller and Carey Young explored the economic and cultural legacy of atomic power in an exhibition of commissioned works shown in London, Slovenia and Nottingham.

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Atomic Book
ISBN 978-0-9534546-0-0
Edited by Nicola Triscott
Published by Arts Catalyst, 1998
Colour and monochrome, 48 pages, soft back
Dimensions 220mm x 200mm
Weight 190g
£9.95

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Zero Gravity: A Cultural User’s Guide, 2005

A survey of Arts Catalyst's pioneering zero gravity projects carried out over the last 10 years.

Beginning with a contextual overview, the book traces the development of the projects and discusses the collaborations with Kitsou Dubois and Imperial College’s BioDynamics group, and the inauguration of the MIR (Microgravity Interdisciplinary Research) consortium which gives international artists the opportunity to carry out individual projects in zero gravity.

The book contains essays by Eduardo Kac, Marina Benjamin, Rob la Frenais, Kodwo Eshun, with an introduction by Nicola Triscott. It features projects by Kitsou Dubois, Mike Stubbs, Ansuman Biswas and Jem Finer, Andrew Kotting, Dr Antony Bull, Morag Wightman, Louise K Wilson, Flow Motion, Marcelli Antunez Roca, i-DAT, Otolith Group with Richard Couzins, Yuri Leiderman, Vadim Fishkin, Marko Peljhan, Dragan Zivadinov, Andrei and Julia Velikanov, Mikhail Ryklin, and Dr Rebecca Forth.

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Zero Gravity: A Cultural User’s Guide
ISBN 978-0-9534546-4-8
Edited by Nicola Triscott and Rob La Frenais
Published by Arts Catalyst, 2005
Colour and monochrome, 98 pages, soft back
Dimensions 250mm x 250mm
Weight 510g
£15.00

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Ice Blink: An Antarctic Essay, 2006

Travelling to Antarctica on RSS Ernest Shackleton from RAF Brize Norton, via Ascension Island and the Falklands, Simon Faithfull recorded the displaced and disorienting world he encountered every day.


After filming the view out of his cabin porthole and creating daily Palm Pilot drawings, transmitted each day to email inboxes around the world, Simon Faithful created Ice Blink: An Antarctic Essay. This is a dispatch from nowhere, exploring the Antarctic as a hole in the imagination by combining Antarctic myths and fictions, histories of colonial endeavour, lifecycles of icebergs and the real effects of global warming, with images of contested and uncharted territories.

Contributers include Le Feuvre and Lisa (ed.). Published as part of Book Works Opus Projects (Opus 6) by Book Works and Arts Catalyst.

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Ice Blink: An Antarctic Essay
ISBN 978-1-8706999-2-1
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Published by Book Works with Arts Catalyst, 2006
Designed by James Goggin
Colour and monochrome, 128 pages; soft back
Dimensions 164 x 215mm
Edition of 1,500 copies
£14.50

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