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Thursday Scratch Nights

Artists Moving Image programme: Hito Steyerl

28.8.2014
Hito Steyerl: How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File (still), 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min. Courtesy the artist

Hito Steyerl: How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File (still), 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min. Courtesy the artist

Hito Steyerl: How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File (still), 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min. Courtesy the artist

Hito Steyerl: How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File (still), 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min. Courtesy the artist

Hito Steyerl: How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File (still), 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min. Courtesy the artist
Hito Steyerl: How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File (still), 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min. Courtesy the artist

 

Artists' Moving Image programme: Hito Steyerl

Thursday 28 August / 7pm / Free (donations welcome)
Pre-booking essential online via Eventbrite.  

 

Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl works with documentarian-like approaches to explore current social and political conditions in her moving image work. Steyerl’s practice focuses on issues including feminism and militarisation, as well as the mass dissemination of images and information gained through advancements in digital technologies.

 

 

Programme

 

  • Liquidity Inc., 2014, HD video, colour, sound, 30 min (DE)
  • This recent work looks at a financial advisor called Jacob Wood who lost his job during the last financial crisis, and who then embarked on a career in mixed martial arts.

     

  • How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013,
    HD video, colour, sound, 14 min (DE)
  • This 14 minute short mimics an instructional video, relaying the steps needed to become invisible in the digital world.

     

  • Strike!, 2010, HD video, colour, sound, 28 sec (DE)
  • This short sees Steyerl herself tackle technology head on is a burst of unexpected aggression. 

     

     

    Biography


    Hito Steyerl (born 1966, Munich, lives and works in Berlin) was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 5 March – 27 April 2014. The solo show HNTBS also took place at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart in 2014. Her influential essay In Defence of the Poor Image was published in e-flux journal #10 in 2009 and the book The Wretched of the Screen was published by Sternberg Press in 2012. 

     

     

     

     

    Programme 

     

    This event is presented in association with the ICA with support from

    The Foyle Foundation. (www.ica.org.uk)

     

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