The work of artist and media theorist Jordan Crandall is a major contribution to the understanding of media and communication technology and its impact on the human being and the visual arts. «Drive» will remain as a privileged document of artistic thought in the nineties, of a deep change in the concept of art, media, and life. But the central issue of this book leads much further: Crandall offers a coherent theory of the individual, its redefinition through the media space and through worldwide communication networks. «Drive» is about thinking the image and the status of the human being in the age of Internet and of globalized mass media. Under these conditions, Jordan Crandall is pushing forward two main philosophical investigations of the seventies and eighties: Gilles Deleuze's concept of «rhizome» and Michel Foucault's analysis of the subject at the interface between technology and the body.
Robert Fleck, Director of the Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes