Permanent Recession: a Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance is an enquiry into the capitals and currencies of experimental, radical and artist-run initiatives in Australia. Edited by Channon Goodwin, director of Melbourne's Bus Projects, the book excavates a shared history of independent practice stretching back to the 1980s, situating new research within a rich continuum of debate about the Australian art making context.
Part research, part advocacy document, part literature review, part reader, part position paper, Permanent Recession is a living contribution to current thought. As a handbook, it is a compilation of useful information in a compact and handy form. It should be used!
Authors include: Esther Anatolitis, Peter Anderson, Hana Pera Aoake, Dr Marnie Badham, Terri Bird, Andrew Brooks, Andy Butler, Colleen Chen, Clare Cooper, Dr David Corbet, Dr Ben Eltham,Dr Léuli Eshrāghi , Channon Goodwin, Sarah Gory. Tristen Harwood, Dr Mark Jackson, Dr Kate MacNeill, Dr Anne Marsh, Lucie McIntosh, Georgie Meagher, Dr Jacqueline Millner, Bernice Murphy, Spiros Panigirakis, Dr Lisa Radford, Macushla Robinson, Dr Francis Russell, Catherine Ryan, Kate Scardifield, Dr Pip Shea, Talia Smith, Philipa Veitch, Amelia Wallin, Pip Wallis, Amelia Winata, Katie Winten and Tian Zhang. Graphic design by Paul Mylecharane and Kim Mumm Hansen of Public Office.
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