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The Most Radical Gesture, the Situationist International in a Postmodern Age, Routledge, London and New York, 1992 

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Zeros and Ones, Digital Women and the New Technoculture, Fourth Estate, London; Doubleday, New York, 1995

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Writing on Drugs, Faber and Faber, London; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and Picador, New York, 1999

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Olaf Nicolai & Jan Wenzel, Labyrinth, ein Buch in Vier Vorträgen, translated from the German by Sadie Plant as 4x through the Labyrinth, Spector Books, Leipzig, and Rollo Press, Zürich, 2013

Translations also include work for the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition 2014, Haus am Gern, Zurich University of Arts, Luzern University of Sciences and Arts, Kunsthaus Langenthal, as well as commercial translation services for companies including by the way communications AG, Bern; Outdoor Dreams GmbH, Burgdorf; Outreach GmbH, Bern; ArchaeoConcept, Biel/Bienne


Commissioned Reports
On the Mobile, the effects of mobile technologies on social and

individual life, Motorola, Chicago, 2001

Creative Childhoods: A Celebration, Lillian de Lissa Nursery School, Birmingham, 2010


Some articles
'Critical Gestures', Intermedia Art, Tate Gallery, London, 2008 

'A Situated Report', Jonctions 10: Tracks in electr(on)ic fields, Brussels 2009 

Foreword to The Spam Book, Jussi Parikka and Tony D. Sampson, eds, Hampton Press, New Jersey 2009 
'Eleven Thoughts on Nothing', Vides, Un rétrospective, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2009 

'Negotiations', essay for the catalogue of Ausstellung Negotiations, Today Art Gallery, Beijing, 2010 read here

'Collisions', essay for Toby Zeigler's exhibition catalogue, Simon Lee Gallery, London 2012 


Foreword to I See What You're Saying: the Materialisation of Words in Contemporary Art, Henry Rogers, ed., BIAD/Ikon Publications, Birmingham 2012 


'Brum Beat', essay for Beat Streuli exhibition, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 2012


'Beating Time', essay for catalogue accompanying Megarave, Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2014


'Not yet titled, never will be', in Christoph Weber, Uncast, Spector Books, Leipzig 2015

'Something in the air', essay for Helmut Völter's forthcoming book on clouds and the work of Masanao Abe

Keen on... concrete

'Compelled to count', Catalogue essay to accompany Susan Morris's solo exhibition at Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne

essay to accompany Bea Schlingelhoff's typefaces for Women Against Hitler

'Nursery stories', in Eamon O'Kane, And Time Begins Again

essay for Judith Kakon

¤, 18. Sep 2020 – 15. Aug 2021

Collaborative writing with Jan van Oordt for Premises, Basel 2022



Other work

"After Use" Blog at Kunsthalle Bern Summer 2023

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