FORMAT Issue 2

Commentary Format with Victoria Camblin, Cécile B Evans and Paul Pieroni

Series: Lecture
Date: 17/7/2012
Time: 18:30
Venue: New Soft Room
Running time: 80 mins

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


VICTORIA CAMBLIN is a writer, editor of 032c magazine (Berlin) and a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge, where her research is devoted to Georges Bataille’s ‘Acéphale’. She has worked as a part of the collective Slavs and Tatars, and recently co-founded a new collaborative entity, Body & English.

CÉCILE B EVANS is a Belgian American artist based in Berlin. Her work examines how emotions are valued in contemporary society. She is the recipient of this year’s Emdash Award and is currently on residency at Gasworks in London to produce her project for the Frieze Art Fair.

PAUL PIERONI was born, lives and works in London. He is the curator of SPACE, where he has been heading the exhibition programme since late 2009.

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