Edited by Vancouver media-makers Oliver Hockenhull and Alex MacKenzie, DAMP: Contemporary Vancouver Media Art (Anvil 2008) is art-infused, idea-filled book on Vancouver's on-the-vanguard media arts scene. It includes more than 25 writers and media artists such as Jeff Carter, Sarah Butterfield, Pia Massie, Barry Doupé, David Rimmer, John Price, Amanda Dawn Christie, Ileana Pietrobruno, Chris Welsby, Amy Lockhart, Andrew Herfst/David Crompton, Fiona Bowie, Oliver Hockenhull, Alex MacKenzie, Jayce Salloum, Clint Burnham, Cease Wyss, and Warren Arcand. Other contributors to the book include Ann Marie Fleming, Randy Lee Cutler, Peter Courtemanche, Michael Lithgow, Brian Johnson, Norma (Collective), Emily Vey Duke/Cooper Battersby, Kate Armstrong, Laiwan, Yunlam Li, and the late Ken Anderlini. Hockenhull is a filmmaker who contributes essays to art magazines; Alex Mackenzie was founder and curator of the Blinding Light Cinema and the Vancouver Underground Film Festival. 978-1895636-89-5 $40

[BCBW 2008] "Art"