De-Industrializing Our Sense of Self

By: Brett Bloom
Publisher: Ft. Wayne, IN: Breakdown Break Down Press, 2015
Pages: 108
Dimensions: 3.93” x 5.5”
Cover: semi-hard
Binding: perfect bound
Process: offset
Color: duotone
Edition Size: 800
ISBN: 978-1-4951-5922-0

This is the first publication by Breakdown Break Down Press. It is a critical reflection on the ways in which oil shapes our experiences of the world and what we can do to start to build up the cultural responses and practices that will help us undo this condition.

You can purchase a copy of the book from Half Letter Press.

Bloom’s project is therefore part of a growing trend in environmental thought that seeks to ground environmental action in a commitment to contemplative practice, a discipline of attention to the natural world, even as we are witnessing its degradation. It is not just a way of thinking about things, but a shift to our way of perceiving that must be consciously and painstakingly cultivated
—Samantha Clark, review of "Petro-Subjectivity" for EcoArtScotland

Workbook #1: Questions for Evaluating Art that Concerns Itself with Ecology

By: Brett Bloom
Publisher: Ft. Wayne, IN: Breakdown Break Down Press, 2016
Pages: 20
Dimensions: 4.25” x 5.5”
Cover: paperback
Binding: perfect bound
Process: Risograph
Color: two color
Edition Size: open
ISBN: none

This is the first in a series of workbooks published by Breakdown Break Down Press. The intention of the series is to help focus discussions and efforts to shift the ways in which we talk about and practice ecological awareness in art and everyday situations.

You can purchase a copy of the booklet visit Half Letter Press.

Publishing Imprint

This publishing initiative is a joint effort between Brett Bloom and Nuno Sacramento to make books, print and digital, that address climate breakdown from an emergent sensibility we see coming from all over the planet. We will publish our own essays as well as commission texts by other writers. We will translate texts from other languages by powerful thinkers around ecological issues that are currently unavailable in English.

Breakdown Break Down Press
C/O Brett Bloom
5367 Bear Creek Pass
Auburn, IN 46706