weakforce4, to borrow from Rancière, could be seen as a factory of the sensible, a formation of international artists, thinkers and writers who have sought to build a common habitat through the iterative alignment of a range of carefully discordant practices. Like a ragtag band of performers, the collective has over four instalments offered a rolling maul of perspectives on the nature of agency, the possibility of connection and the aesthetic frames that only just hold the enterprise together. — David Cross
weakforce4 publication is edited by Paul Cullen, Tanya Eccleston and Andy Thomson, and published by split/fountain, 2016. It includes contributions by Bruce Barber, Liz Bird, Benji Bradley, Anthony Cribb, Paul Cullen, Eugene Hansen, Lee Ihnbum, Laresa Kosloff, Ziggy Lever, Kim Morgan, Stephen Palmer, Martin Patrick, Deborah Rundle, Matthew Sansom, Andy Thomson, Daniel von Sturmer, Layne Waerea, Cora-Allan Wickliffe, Suh Yongsun, Tim Corballis and Fiona Amundsen. Publication design by Narrow Gauge, Layla Tweedie-Cullen.
Collaboration is hard. When it occurs across disciplines it is as rare as a precious mineral. This book is one of these marvellous exceptions. It will open new worlds for the future of art and science. — Nikos Papastergiadis