Petra Cortright / HELL_TREE / Badlands Unlimited
HELL_TREE is the first e-book by acclaimed net artist Petra Cortright.
Since 2005, Cortright has produced a unique body of work that evokes the
precarious nature of life in the age of media saturation. HELL_TREE
consists of a series of writings by Cortright that exists solely within
the context of her computer desktop. By turns technical, absurd, tender,
and urgent, HELL_TREE is an unfiltered recording of Cortright's
thoughts during the course of her days. To-do lists conflate with poems.
Motivational pronouncements interlace with inflammatory tweets. Texts
and images pile and compile without any particular structure other than
an unspoken directive to keep everything moving and formless. HELL_TREE
embodies this spirit of formlessness. It is an intimate portrait of the
artist as a young medium. Published by Badlands Unlimited.