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HELL_TREE E-Book Trailer

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HELL_TREE by Petra Cortright published by Badlands Unlimited 107 pages ISBN 978-1-936440-37-5 E-book available now on Apple iPad/iPhone -- Amazon Kindle -- HELL_TREE is the first e-book by acclaimed net artist Petra Cortright. Since 2005, Cortright has produced a unique body of work that evokes the precarious nature of life in the age of media saturation. HELL_TREE consists of a series of writings by Cortright that exists solely within the context of her computer desktop. By turns technical, absurd, tender, and urgent, HELL_TREE is an unfiltered recording of Cortright's thoughts during the course of her days. To-do lists conflate with poems. Motivational pronouncements interlace with inflammatory tweets. Texts and images pile and compile without any particular structure other than an unspoken directive to keep everything moving and formless. HELL_TREE embodies this spirit of formlessness. It is an intimate portrait of the artist as a young medium. About Petra Cortright Petra Cortright (born 1986) is an artist who lives and works in Santa Barbara, California. She studied at Parsons School of Design in New York and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a member of the Nasty Nets Internet Surfing Club, Loshadka Internet Surfing Club and Computers Club. She has exhibited internationally in many international shows including: New Museum, New York, 2008; Spencer Brownstone gallery, New York, 2009; The Sundance International Film Festival, 2009; Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany, 2009; Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, 2011; Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan, Italy, 2010; and the Venice Biennale, Internet Pavilion, Venice, 2009. Visit Petra at more info at "Not Just More Idle Chatter" by Paul Lansky