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  • How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min.

    How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min.

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  • How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min.

    How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min.

    Courtesy the artist
  • How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min.

    How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min.

    Courtesy the artist
  • Hito Steyerl, How Not To Be Seen

    Hito Steyerl, How Not To Be Seen

Art on Screen

Sat 30 Aug 2014

2.30pm £5 / £4 concessions

Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl is one of the most critically acclaimed artists working in the field of video today.

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.

This screening is presented in association with the ICA with support from The Foyle Foundation (www.ica.org.uk).
  
Programme:
Liquidity Inc., 2014, HD video, colour, sound, 30 min (DE)
How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min (DE)
Strike!, 2010, HD video, colour, sound, 28 sec (DE)
Programme with notes:
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. 
 

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