Techniques of Aberrant Extraction: Transacting Surplus Acts in an Age of Speculation

Rosamond, Emily. 2022. Techniques of Aberrant Extraction: Transacting Surplus Acts in an Age of Speculation. In: Marsha Bradfield; Cinzia Cremona; Amy McDonnell and Eva Sajovic, eds. Transacting as Art, Design and Architecture: A Non-Commercial Market. Bristol: Intellect Books. ISBN 9781789384437 [Book Section] (In Press)

ER Transacting Catalogue Essay.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (155kB) | Preview

Abstract or Description

a response to #TransActing: A Market of Values
Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground
Chelsea College of Arts, London
11 July, 2015

Written in 2015 as a reflection on Critical Practice’s event TransActing: A Market of Values (2015), this essay questions how the experimental image of a concrete, stalls-and-sellers marketplace it presents relates to recent developments in financialized capitalism. Rather than serving as a quaint, regressive image of tangible, exchange-based economics, the experimental stalls-and-sellers market TransActing offers acts as a metonym, not a microcosm, for financialized modes of valuation – inviting thinking on the unexpected ways in which financial values intersect with both acts of buying and selling, and tropes of social engagement in contemporary art.

Item Type:

Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures


4 October 2020Accepted
15 March 2022Published

Item ID:


Date Deposited:

16 Oct 2017 12:21

Last Modified:

31 Aug 2021 12:49


View statistics for this item...

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)