RECENT WORK BY ARTISTS:
We’re busy designing the space for our new commission Recent Work by Artists in collaboration with Tim Ivison+Julia Tcharfas, George Moustakas and Rachel Pimm. Our work space is slowly transforming into a productivity stimulating oasis for artistic labour including refreshments and greenery!
Throughout the show the collectively designed space will be our daily work environment with events and discussions, supplemented by refreshments and environmental controls selected for productivity. The show will end with a catalogue of work, both performed and produced.
Come along to the opening this Friday, 26th 7-9pm !
We’d like to share two recent articles, published in Frieze and Sight & Sound, which consider the legacy of artist-made TV – questioning what it might mean to “go live” and distribute video today when the public service broadcast no longer represents the common interaction with television. In her Frieze piece, Studio Spaces (May 2013), Meave Connolly reminds us that it is 50 years since Nam June Paik brought live TV to the gallery with Exposition of Music – Electronic Television. Employing examples of artists continuing this use of TV as object and medium, Connolly explores how the television studio can function within contemporary moving image practice, functioning more as a structuring device than material location.
Looking more to the role of the internet within artists’ production, Nathan Budzinski asks both how video work is experienced and curated online in Full Stream Ahead (Sight & Sound, June 2013). When the options for self-distribution and archiving online are ever-growing, how can the internet be explored as a viable alternative exhibition platform; and what does this mean in a wider sense for the aesthetics of broadcasting?
Both pieces draw material from the Auto Italia LIVE project, the legacies and platforms it operates within, and feature examples from recent episodes all the way back to 2010. Click the images below to enlarge and read the articles.
As part of Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working, we commissioned the design and research groups Metahaven and DSG to produced a collaborative project to be installed in, and distributed from, our project space. As we approach the last weekend of ILIW we wanted to showcase the their collaboration: VOID MYSTIQUE DNA (ISBN 978-0-9576316-0-1). Visitors to ILIW have been able to browse this unique “split-EP” monografesto, and even pick up a copy of this profoundly limited-edition book free of charge. Commissioned by Auto Italia, this collaboration sees the first joint project by two of the most exciting design think tanks working today. The opening of the VOID MYSTIQUE DNA project coincided with the UK launch of Metahaven’s new e-book, Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? the two projects exploring and challenging the role and possibilities of publishing today.
This weekend will see the last events taking place as part of ILIW so don’t miss your chance to pick up a copy at one of these sessions:
Sat. 11th May, 6pm: (In)visibility and Labour (James Bridle, Will Wiles, Ben Vickers)
Sun. 12th May, 2pm: The Aesthetics of Immaterial Labour (Larne Abse Gogarty, Kerstin Stakemeier, Josefine Wikstrom)
Sun. 12th May, 6pm: Big Data, Social Networks, Data Selves (Alex Andrews, Ed Manley, Jay Owens)
Come and join us in our new space this Saturday 20th from 7pm for the opening event for Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working (full details below).
How to find us: Auto Italia South East, Unit 2, 3 York Way, N1C 4AE, nearest tube – King’s Cross, bus: 390 (stop: Randell’s Road).
Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working Opening Event, Sat April 20th 6-9pm:
Harry Burke in conversation with Metahaven. This event is free but booking is essential.
Metahaven book launch, Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? Memes, Design and Politics
Deterritorial Support Group (DSG) and Metahaven book launch, VOID MYSTIQUE DNA
Auto Italia are pleased to present a new book by design think tank Metahaven: Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? Memes, Design and Politics, published by Strelka Press.
Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? is an essay on the political and revolutionary power of jokes and memes. It examines the fade-out of graphic design as a mediating force between institutions and the public and is part of an essay series published by Strelka Press, the publishing arm of Strelka Institute in Moscow.
Metahaven: “Carl Von Clausewitz famously said that war is a continuation of politics by other means. The austerity elites are indeed waging existential warfare on Europe, using an extra-political space which only they and other technocrats understand; a space where no citizen can find redress, unless they jump out of the frame once and for good. Beppe Grillo did it in Italy. Jón Gnarr did it in Iceland. Now is a day for jokes. A day for ridicule and laughter and protest and screaming and general strikes. Loathe the austerity elites, deface and unmask the technocratic superstructure’s lifeless avatars. Spraypaint, overload, bombard, name and shame austerity’s guilty overlords with jokes that pass through each and every riot shield.”
Also launching will be Metahaven’s new book with Deterritorial Support Group (DSG): VOID MYSTIQUE DNA (ISBN 978-0-9576316-0-1). Visitors will be able to browse this unique “split-EP” monografesto, and even pick up a copy of this profoundly limited-edition book free of charge. Commissioned by Auto Italia, this collaboration sees the first joint project by two of the most exciting design think tanks working today.
Metahaven’s Daniel van der Velden will be in conversation with writer and curator Harry Burke from 6pm. This event is free but booking is essential (click here for booking information).
Metahaven is an Amsterdam-based studio for design and research, founded by Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden.
Deterritorial Support Group (DSG), a loose alliance of ultra-red communists, ran a blog during 2011 and is currently in the process of being open-sourced.
Harry Burke is a writer and curator based in London. He has written for Rhizome, Arcadia Missa Publications and Fulcrum, a publication based at the Architectural Association, and curated the exhibition Net Narrative at Carlow/Ishikawa.
For more information about the talks and events taking place as part of Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working (April 20th – May 12th) – click HERE.
Image courtesy of Metahaven.
We’re excited to announce the launch and first weekend of events as part of Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working.
Join us from 7pm on Saturday April 20th for the launch of Metahaven’s new e-book, Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? Memes, Design and Politics and to celebrate the opening of ILIW!
All events are free of charge, but you’ll need to book a ticket (except for Metahaven’s e-book launch). Click on the events below for more information and to book tickets, or go to our ILIW website:
Here’s the schedule for Week 1:
Sat. April 20th, 2pm - Open Access Publishing - Alex Andrews, Alex Hern and Alex Vasudevan
Sat. April 20th, 6pm - Metahaven in conversation
Sat. April 20th, 7pm - Metahaven e-book launch - No booking necessary, just come along!
Sun. April 21st, 6pm - New Luddism - Dougald Hine, Huw Lemmey, Luddites200 and Jay Springett
More events will be published in the next few weeks.
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