TITLES OF ARTWORKS / WRITINGS BY HITO STEYERL: Dance Dance Rebellion. Power Plants / This Is The Future. The Wretched of the Screen. In Defense of the Poor Image. Crocs Or Chanel? Robots Today. How Not To Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File. Artificial Stupidity. LIQUIDITY, INC. Hell Yeah We Fuck Die. Guards. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: BELANCIEGE. The Autonomy of Images, or We Always Knew Images Can Kill, But Now Their Fingers Are On The Trigger. The City of Broken Windows. The Past of the Future: A Vegetable-Cybernetic Fable. Misinformation Is Mainstream. Smart Screens. The Empty Center. Duty Free Art. What Are You Building? I WILL SURVIVE. SocialSim. Playing Machines. -- Also, I read that she's been working as a teacher not on Zoom but in Minecraft, the terrain of which (virtually infinite) contains some post-communist ruin sites she favors, where class is held.— From Beau
A massive, long-overdue retrospective on the multimedia image critique of Hito Steyerl, influential artist and author of Duty-Free Art and The Wretched of the Screen
Over the past 30 years, through video and installation, the immensely influential German artist and writer Hito Steyerl (born 1966) has been tracking the ways that images have mutated--from the analogue image and its manifold possibilities for montage to the fluidity of the split digital image--and the implications these mutations have had for the representation of wars, genocides and the flow of capital. "We are no longer dealing with the virtual but with a confusing and possibly alien concreteness that we are only beginning to understand," writes Brian Kuan Wood of the digital visual worlds that the artist presents.At nearly 500 pages, this book--the first substantial overview on Steyerl--looks at multimedia installations and film projects of the past ten years, as well as earlier works, all of which are united by the artist's unflagging interrogation of the politics of the image.