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All texts in English and German

Publisher Note

– A documentation of the “Recycling Yantra” project as well as a an exploration of desire in electronic consumer culture –

Raphael Rogenmoser – Preface
Raphael Perret – Introduction
Ravi Agarwal – Ecological Contestations – Hi-Tech Waste a Case Study from India
Olaf Knellessen – The Cycle of Waste
Madhu Khanna – The Smara Hara Yantra in a Contemporary Context
Simon Berkler – Needs in Marketing: How Much Desire Does the Industry Need?
Frank J. Korom – Unravelling a Narrative Scroll About Modernity and its Discontents
Francis Müller – Technological Artefacts as Objects of Desire
Bharati Chaturvedi – When Workers Become Unnamed Machines and Machines Become Undocumented Trash
Isabella Bozsa – Desire as Klésa in the Teachings of Buddhism
Daniel Morgenthaler – Big Brother on the Couch

Artists’ Book

Machines of Desire

by Raphael Perret

Release Place New Delhi, India
Zurich, Switzerland
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2014
Editor: Raphael Perret
Designer: Claudia Wildermuth
Artist: Raphael Perret
Printrun 500
ISBN-13: 978-3-9523960-7-0
Original Price 48.00 CHF
Availability Available
Topics Consumption, Electronics, Ewaste, India, Recycling, Yantras
Methods Artistic Research, Installation, Photography, Video
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 17.0 × 24.0 × 2.4 cm
Pages 212
Technique Offset