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The Culture Industry and the Propaganda Factory          
The Culture Industry and the Propaganda Factory is a complete rewrite of Roald Dahl’s classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, reimagining Dahl’s book as an absurdist fairytale overlayed on top of and intertwining with Dahl’s original illustrated narrative. When Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in 1964, it was severely criticized for its depiction of the workers at Willy Wonka’s factory as “black pigmies from Africa.” Dahl eventually sympathized with these critiques, revising the book in 1973 and recasting the workers as the Oompa Loompas the book is now well known for. Using this literary history as a point of reference, Starling imagines four subsequent revisions, each less and less able to cope with what he sees as the “unknown trauma” Dahl's second edition attempted to repress. In our version the story has become a tale of the journey of five children to the Culture Industry’s “Propaganda Factory.” The lucky five children are: Modern Art, a fat pig of a boy who would appropriate anything he could get his hands and teeth on; Cynical Reason, a spoiled little rich girl who screamed until she was bought her heart’s latest delight; Teenage Schizophrenia, the world’s champion pill popper who was destined for a schizy end; Barackula Ozombie, an undead politician who was addicted to television news; and Jeune Fille, Our Hero, who was sweet, painful, natural, fake, active, passive, human, and machine-like. Co-presented with Malaspina Printmakers, The Culture Industry and the Propaganda Factory is available for order through DAP (US/Canada), Motto Distribution (Europe/Asia), and directly from New Documents. 16 × 23 cm, 164 pages ISBN: 978-1-927354-16-2
The Part of No Part
Catalogue published by Brick Press  

Performance Art and Desumblimation - Essay by Dan Starling

Homeosociopaths: Tracing Cracks in the World - Essay by Dan Adleman
Introduction to The Part of No Part - Text by Brian McBay
 
Speculations
Malcolm X: An Introduction by J.D. Salinger
           
The Alliance for French & American Relations
The Anagram Conspiracy        
Heart of Darkness
A Doll's House      
The Outsider