Contemporary Small Press

Information as Material

West Yorkshire

"Institutions cannot prevent what they cannot imagine." —'Do or DIY', 2012.

Information as material (iam) was formally established by the English artist Simon Morris in 2002 but has its roots in his self-published books of the late 1990s. Based in the North of England, iam operates as a collective of writer-editors and as an independent imprint that publishes work by artists who use extant material — selecting it and reframing it to generate new meanings — and who, in doing so, disrupt the existing order of things.