About this exhibition catalogue

Published on the occasion of Dumb Type’s solo exhibition at Haus der Kunst, this publication presents an insight into the multifaceted worlds crafted by the innovative Japanese collective. Founded in 1984 by students from Kyoto City University of Arts, Dumb Type’s varied installations and performances deployed cyberpunk imagery in order to critique a highly ‘informatised’ consumer society that was concurrently rendered passive via the unceasing deluge of data and technological development.

The book features an essay by the exhibition’s curator, Damian Lentini, an interview with founding member Shiro Takatani, as well as numerous installation images of the exhibition at Haus der Kunst. The texts examine Dumb Type’s ongoing concern with the intersection of technological progress and the body, and critically interrogates the manner in which digital media and technology now constitute a formative and irrevocable part of lived experience.

Published by Damian Lentini, edited by Luisa Seipp

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