Badlands Unlimited (Act 1) is the first act of a three-act play written by Badlands Unlimited. Set behind the scenes of an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, the play follows the characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives. Badlands Unlimited (Act 1) is a comedy of errors that morphs into a deeper meditation on art and mortality.
Edited by Adam Gibbons and Eva Wilson, “ ” (quotation mark quotation mark) is a series of books that looks at the forms and roles of publishing as and within artists’ practices. Each issue initiates a dialogue with an artist or artist group, through which a body of work is introduced. The series hosts conversations with artists who work at the intersection of publishing and exhibition-making: through circulation, dissemination, spamming, dispersion, print, data, language, myth, parasiting and infiltration.