Produced as a catalogue for the exhibition Holy Fire, Art of the Digital Age (2008), this book is more than a simple catalogue. Along with the works of the 27 artists in the exhibition it features the editors' essays along with a collective interview involving some of the most important representatives of the new media art world.
Holy Fire is not a book on new media art, but an exploration of the contemporary art of the digital age, and a pamphlet against the new media art paradigm and the self-isolation in which these practices evolved in the last sixty years. In the words of Régine Debatty: “Forget the new, drop the media, enjoy art.”
With contributions by Inke Arns & Jacob Lillemose, Alexei Shulgin, Vuk Cosic, Régine Debatty, Steve Dietz, Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Patrick Lichty, Vicente Matallana, Eva & Franco Mattes, Christiane Paul, Magdalena Sawon & Tamas Banovich, Paul Slocum, Bruce Sterling, Michele Thursz, Mark Tribe, UBERMORGEN.COM, Karen A. Verschooren and many others.