PARALLAX: Conspiracy Theories, Details, and the Act of Looking Closely
Free Signed Risograph Edition by Ellie Wyatt with any orders made before midnight 27.11.23
Responding to the rise of conspiracy theories in the 21st Century, Parallax is an expansive exploration of the complex relationships between (un) truth, vision, and technology. Through a curated series of texts and visual works, Ellie Wyatt investigates how conspiracy theories are facilitated by urgent technological advances, the legacies of detailed modes of sight, and the circle as a magical and scientific tool.
By drawing links across science, visual culture, art history, popular culture and occult practices, Wyatt hopes to situate conspiracy theories not as isolated products of the current moment, but as deeply rooted cultural phenomena that are becoming increasingly difficult to dismantle or disentangle from reality. In the wider contemporary context of massive inequalities and extreme polarity, Parallax asks what truth is, what it was, and if we can still seek it.
Parallax includes a range of new text pieces, contributions and extracts: IS EVERYTHING CONNECTED?: CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND THE INTERNET by Clare Birchall and Peter Knight, IN THE HAZE AND TURMOIL: RESPONDING TO CHERRYPICKER by Stan Portus, DETAIL – FREDERIC CHURCH: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF DETAIL (EXCERPT) by Jennifer Raab, DETAIL AS PARASITE by Ellie Wyatt, MARLOWE’S THE TRAGEDY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS – GOETHE’S FAUST I by Eugene Thacker, THE ALEPH (EXCERPT) by Jorge Luis Borge, THE SCIENTIFIC CIRCLE: COMPLICATIONS IN ROBERT HOOKE’S MICROSCOPE by Ellie Wyatt, and three new visual essays by Ellie Wyatt, edited by Daniel Fletcher.
Edited by Ellie Wyatt and Daniel Fletcher
With texts and contributions from Ellie Wyatt, Clare Birchall & Peter Knight, Stan Portus, Jennifer Raab, Eugene Thacker, Jorge Luis Borges
Page Count: 200 p.p.
Size: 160 x 240mm
Print Method: Offset Litho Black + Pantone Neon Green on uncoated paper with 3 special inserts. 48pp CMYK on Gloss Coated Paper, 48pp Pantone Metallic Silver + Reflex Blue + Ochre on Matt Coated Paper, 16pp Black + Pantone Neon Green on interleaved translucent pape
Cover: Offset Litho Black + Pantone Metallic Silver, Ochre on coloured uncoated stock. Finished with Blue Mirrored Hot Foil to cover and spine.
Bind Method: Section Sewn
Published: 1st Edition November 2023