Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital
Editor: Ron Labaco
Contributors: Greg Lynn; Christiane Paul; et al.
Hardback 304 pages
280 b/w and color illustrations
Published by Black Dog Publishing

 


Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital explores the 21st-Century phenomenon of extraordinary creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today’s postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible. Out of Hand is the first publication to examine this interdisciplinary trend through pioneering works of more than 80 international artists, architects, and designers, including Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Allan McCollum, Marc Newson, Richard Dupont, and Roxy Paine. Out of Hand represents some of the most compelling creations from the past decade ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport.

The Museum of Art and Design brings together here for the first time an interdisciplinary array of seminal works by the foremost practitioners in an experiential setting. New levels of expression achieved through computer-assisted production demonstrate the reciprocal relationship between art and innovation and between materials and techniques, as seen through the lens of emerging 21st-century aesthetics. These pieces demonstrate an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression ranging from sculptural fantasy to functional beauty and conceptual idiosyncrasy.