Review – Deliberate Operations

Deliberate Operations is a project set up by the talented boys of EIC aka Jason Lukas, Zachary Norman and Aaron Hegert. Deliberate Operations Volume 1 [1] contained exclusively work from the trio and was sent out to a select number of artists to respond and be part of the following instalment, Deliberate Operations Volume 1 [2].

 

In the words of EIC:

‘DELIBERATE OPERATIONS reflects the EIC’s view of how it conducts considered and sustained operations in space and sets the foundation for developing other fundamentals, tactics, techniques, and procedures. These operations are designed and/or spontaneously realized to reveal or conceal certain features of the environment. This volume serves as a record of those interactions and a guide to other practitioners. 

For this document to mean anything, it must come alive in classrooms, homes, workplaces, public spaces and daily practice. Learn from it, adhere to it and continue to help us adapt it to the complex and competitive environments in which we operate. 

Victory starts here!’

With that been said, this book (Deliberate Operations Volume 1 [2]) has an intriguing mix of work from a group of artists that appear to be on the same wavelength in terms of photographic approach. The book which is printed in black & white and set on slightly rough paper is completely complimentary with the work that you will find inside, a blend of inquisitiveness and photographic freedom is embraced. Anchored together by a balanced and very refined edit, this institutional style dossier is a must for any book collectors out there.

 

 

 

     

 

Buy Deliberate Operation Volume 1 [2] here.