An interview with artist James Hoff by theorist writer Marian Kaiser, focusing on Hoff's publishing practice and reflections on books.
“ ” (Quotation Marks) is a book series edited by Adam Gibbons and Eva Wilson that looks at the forms and roles of publishing as and within artists' practices. “ ” hosts conversations with artists who work at the intersection of publishing and exhibition-making: through circulation, dissemination, spamming, dispersion, print, data, language, infection, fashion, networks, disturbance, myth, parasiting, and infiltration.
James Hoff (born 1975, lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC) is an American artist. His work encompasses painting, sound, performance, and publishing among other media. He has maintained a strong focus on distributed forms and experiments with language, including cross-disciplinary investigations that address orally-transmitted syndromes, computer viruses, and ear worms. Hoff has released two records with PAN, with the latest being BLASTER, which documents his experiments with infecting 808 beats with computer viruses. He has performed and exhibited his art work extensively throughout the United States and Europe over the last ten years. Hoff is also a co-founder of Primary Information, a non-profit arts organization devoted to publishing artists' books and art historical documents.
Marian Kaiser is a media theorist, curator and author.