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What befalls creativity when it is subjected to operations of fragmentation?

Peanuts minus Schulz : Distributed Labor as a Compositional Practice brings together a selection of comic strips home-brewed by over one thousand deskilled microworkers from twenty different countries commissioned through digital labor services. The operation consists in the reproduction of iconic comic strips using a number of variations devised by Ilan Manouach.

Artist and researcher Ilan Manouach advances conceptual comics as an artistic practice devised to disrupt the myth of the solitary genius through the glorification of craftsmanship and fictions of artistic ethos and integrity. Conceptual comics aims to distance source artworks to make the claim for an expanded agency, in this case for the sake of microworkers as a whole.

The operation Peanuts minus Schulz reveals the mechanisms at work behind creativity in the making and the potential of the art form in flux when it is informed by the peripheral vision of the interconnected precariat.

Artists’ Book

Peanuts minus Schulz

by Ilan Manouach

Release Place Paris, France
Edition 1st edition
Release Date February 2021
Artist: Ilan Manouach
ISBN-13: 978-2-36568-030-1
Language English, French
Format Softcover
Dimensions 16.0 × 22.5 cm
Pages 700

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