Set behind the scenes of an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, the play Badlands Unlimited Act 1 follows seven characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives. Badlands Unlimited Act 1, written by Badlands Unlimited, is issue #5 of the new series " " (quotation mark quotation mark), edited by Adam Gibbons and Eva Wilson and published by NERO – a project that looks at the forms and roles of publishing as and within artists' practices. The first three books in the series to have been published are #2 James Hoff in conversation with Marian Kaiser; #4 Internal Affairs 2013–2018 by GCC; and #5 Badlands Unlimited Act 1 by Badlands Unlimited.
“ ” (quotation mark quotation mark) is a series of books that looks at the forms and roles of publishing as and within artists’ practices. Each issue initiates a dialogue with an artist or artist group, through which a body of work is introduced. The series hosts conversations with artists who work at the intersection of publishing and exhibition-making: through circulation, dissemination, spamming, dispersion, print, data, language, infection, fashion, networks, disturbance, myth, parasiting, and infiltration.