Posts Tagged ‘Hito Steyerl’

ILLUMINATION AND CONFLICT // HITO STEYERL’S VIDEO ART

By Kristen French The technology used to perfect analog and digital photography is the same as that used to improve the precision of military weapons and surveillance. The technology that makes contemporary video art possible is the same that is used to render people vulnerable to military violence or invisible-disappeared-in the digital age. When technology[…]

ON CAMOUFLAGE // THE BATTLE OF IMAGES NOW AND THEN

by Gan Uyeda download printable PDF from Issue 01 The resurgence of camouflage: camo is trending, again. As one fashion director put it, “camo is the trick birthday candle of patterns; you think it’s gone out, it starts back up again.”1 Within a society of complete visuality and visibility, it has become more and more[…]

HITO STEYERL // ARTISTS SPACE

by Vanessa Gravenor Hito Steyerl‘s practice encompasses theory, criticism, performance, lectures, and film essays. Her angle of criticism ranges from Kantian philosophy to pop culture humor. Within the zone of the web—Steyerl’s site in question—images transform into dialogues, are proliferated with violence, but are cast within deceptively platonic tumblr exteriors within the blogosphere. Steyerl’s videos take[…]

THE WAY OF THE SHOVEL // MCA CHICAGO

by Ruslana Lichtzier The concern with uncharted, muted, and invisible histories has been apparent on a global art platform since the early 2000s. That is the proposal given to us by The Way Of The Shovel: Art as Archeology, which opened early this November at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – a carefully composed[…]