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Nigel Ayers
Electronic Resistance

ELECRES  |  356618  |  Books  |  Limited Edition
Electronic Resistance compiles mail-art, collages, assemblages, flyers, slides, video stills, ephemera, record and tape covers to present an arresting cross-section of the genre-sundering art Nigel Ayers created between 1980 and 1992. It features an introductory reflection from Ayers, as well as an essay entitled "Bleeding Images: Antipsychiatry, Death, and Mind Control" by art historian and critic Nicholas Ballet (Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), contextualizing Ayers's work and extensive career.

A pioneer of implementing found sounds, field recordings and samples into his work years before digital sampling became commonplace, English multimedia artist Nigel Ayers (founder of the groups The Pump and Nocturnal Emissions) is a towering figure in industrial music’s development. ‘Electronic Resistance’ is an art book containing collages, flyers, slides, video stills and other ephemera (on top of essays and reflections including by Ayers himself) looking at his influential work in the Eighties.