_Kwiecień 2012

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Lecture by Hito Steyerl

13th of April (Friday)
5 PM / Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk
Admission free

Wyspa Institute of Art is pleased to invite you to the Meeting Hall of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, for the lecture of the a prominent German artist and artistic educationalist Hito Steyerl a participant in this year’s Alternativa 2012 Festival. Her lecture is the first in the series of the talks, planned within the Alternativa framework, which launches the co-operation between our Institute and the Academy. Hito Steyerl is going to show her solo exhibition at Wyspa in 2013.

Hito Steyerl will talk about her recent projects, especially "In Free Fall" about the recycling of media images and the beginning of the current financial crisis, as well as "The Kiss" a laser scanner video about an incident in the Bosnian war in 1993. How do documentary expectations shift with 3d technologies? And what does this have to do with a "withdrawal from representation"?

Hito Steyerl – a filmmaker, art educationalist and writer, based in Berlin. Steyerl started out as an essay filmmaker and successively moved into the art field. Her main interests are the digital image, it´s circulation and it´s materiality. She works a professor for New Media in the Fine Arts Department of the University of Arts Berlin. Steyerl is also the author of a book on the documentary film in art and an editor of several other films.

Her lecture and participation in the Alternativa framework are the result of the co-operation between "Wyspa" and "If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to be a Part of Your Revolution" in Amsterdam, co-financed by the EU and the City of Gdańsk. The artist’s participation in Alternative is financed by IFA in Stuttgart.

Hito Steyerl’s lecture was organised in the co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.