FORMAT Issue 2
Spam Format with Cressida Kocienski, Wayne Daly, Hito Steyerl
Venue: New Soft Room
FORMAT is a ‘live magazine’ looking at the shapes that discourse takes. This summer from 4 to 17 July at the AA, Issue 2 will talk about talking, show what it means to show something, and present the hidden politics of presentation. Mixing anecdote and analysis, seminars with screenings and singing, FORMAT’s themed, reflexive sessions look back on how knowledge has been formatted into disciplines, institutions, technologies — as well as how the present moment questions or surpasses received formats of cultural consumption. Paraphrasing Marshall McLuhan, ‘The format is the massage.’
Series organised by Shumon Basar
CRESSIDA KOCIENSKI graduated with an MFA in Art Writing from Goldsmiths, London, and works with moving image and text, with a special interest in researching the voicing of space and narrative architectures.
WAYNE DALY is graphic designer at the AA, co-director of Bedford Press at the AA, and founder of the micro-press Precinct.
HITO STEYERL is a filmmaker and writer. She teaches New Media Art at University of Arts Berlin and has participated in Documenta 12, Shanghai Biennial, and Rotterdam Film Festival.
cover version format
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