The F.A.T Manual

Contributed by Daragh Byrne to Press and Online Articles on 01 May 2014

Edited in collaboration with Domenico Quaranta We wanted to make a book about F.A.T since a while ago and our 5th anniversary seemed to be a good excuse for it, but herding F.A.T cats is a particularly chaotic task and anyway, samurais recommend that matters of great concern should be treated lightly. So, finally this summer Domenico and me spent some time digging F.A.T archives and doing some dirty work to put together: From the srs bsns press release: "In more than five years of activity, the Free Art and Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab) produced an impressive series of projects, all developed with open source software, shared online and documented in a way that allows everybody to copy, improve, abuse or simply use them. This approach situates F.A.T. Lab in a long tradition of DIY, processual, sharable artistic practices based on instructionals, and reveals a democratic idea of art where Fluxus scores meet hacker culture (and rap music). Featuring texts by Régine Debatty, Evan Roth, Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez and Randy Sarafan, The F.A.T. Manual is a selection of more that 100 projects, done in the belief that printing these bits on paper will allow them to spread in a different way, infiltrate other contexts, and germinate.


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