This Is NOT An Artifact catalogs 15 years of investigation by the Center for PostNatural History. Featuring essays and photography by founder Rich Pell, and a catalog of PostNatural organisms featuring contributions by Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Terike Haapoja & Laura Gustafsson, Steve Rowell, Nicholas Daly, Ian Nagoski, Roderick Williams, and Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr. Includes 3D glasses.
“Visually lush and beautifully written... natural history museums would do well to use Rich Pell’s brilliant book as a road map.”
- Mark Dion
“Once you start to see the world of domesticated animals and genetically engineered organisms as postnatural, you won't look back! A fascinating and eccentric read.”
- Heather Dewey-Hagborg
“A beautiful and intensely thought-provoking guidebook to the marvels, disquietudes, and absurdities of a world where distinctions between nature, technology, and human intervention have largely ceased to exist.”
- Trevor Paglen
“This book is designed to unmake a made-up mind.”
- Critical Art Ensemble
“Truth is weirder than fiction—and nowhere is that truer than in this book. “
- The Yes Men
“A captivating collection of vignettes, This Is NOT An Artifact explores a surreal world of life driven by human design.“
- Chris Voigt, MIT Biological Eng.
Edited by Etienne Turpin.
Design by Wolfgang Hückel & K. Verlag
18 x 24 cm
Published in 2024 by K. Verlag