For October 2014 we will be reading the short essay In Defense of the Poor Image by Hito Steyerl.

Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl is one of the most critically acclaimed artists working in the field of video today. Steyerl’s work focuses on contemporary issues such as feminism and militarisation, as well as the mass proliferation and dissemination of images and knowledge brought on by digital technologies.

Interesting articles and links we found include …

An extract from ‘How Not to be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File’ shown as part of Steyerl’s ICA Solo Show

Artist Profile in ArtReview by curator Paul Pieroni

Steyerl speaking at The Photographic Universe | Photography and Political Agency? organised by The New School, New York

and again speaking at Former West – I Dreamed a Dream: Politics in the Age of Mass Art Production

a review in The Guardian of Steyerl’s ICA show

another interesting essay by Steyerl, ‘A Thing Like You and Me’

As always, get your copy from your local charity shop, independent bookshop or library – not Amazon! Looking forward to hearing what you all think! We are meeting at 7pm Wednesday, 12th November 2014 at X Marks the Bokship at Matt’s Gallery, E3.

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