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Fred Forest's Utopia: Media Art and Activism

Michael F. Leruth


This book introduces readers to the iconoclastic work of the French media artist Fred Forest. A pioneer in the fields of video art in the 1960s and internet art in the 1990s, and cofounder of the Sociological Art Collective (1974) and the Aesthetics of Communication International Group (1983), Forest is best known as an ironic media hijacker and tinkerer of unconventional interfaces and alternative platforms for interactive communication that are accessible to the general public outside the exclusive precincts of the art world. He has also made headlines as an outspoken critic of the French ... More

Keywords: Fred Forest, Contemporary Art, France, Interface, Utopia, New Media, Media Art, Video Art, Telecommunication Art, Network

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036498
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael F. Leruth, author
College of William and Mary