Now in its 51st year, Art Cologne 2017 will mark a new collaboration with video, sound and web-based art platform Daata Editions. Played on a loop throughout the duration of the fair, the selected films all touch on the “inescapable internet and screen dependency” of our times.
Afternoon lecture and screening, ‘Programmed Inscriptions’, is on at Gothenburg’s Landsarkivet in Sweden on June 22.
Organised by Gluey-c —the design and archiving collaboration also responsible the Communicating the Archive: Inscription lecture series last year —the event is centred around a lecture by writer and new media theorist Wendy Hui Kyong Chun examining the dissemination of writing in digital media which exists “everywhere and nowhere”, “widely and wildly”.
The press release continues, “we now write when we are silent through data analytics that link our silences to others’ noise.”
Artist duo Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, who have recently shown and screened work at DRAF in London and RoomE 10-27 in Paris, will also screen film ‘UK Gay Bar Directory’. In their ongoing ‘@Gaybar’ project they ‘inscribe’ disappearing gay bars across the UK by using a GoPro camera when the spaces are empty, as it allows for the character of the bar to emerge, something in itself captured in short words amongst the the full title for the work: ‘UK Gay Bar Directory: Centre Stage / Vanilla / Eagle / Eva / Pink Rooms / Switch.’
Also screened during the short two-hour event will be film ‘Critical Mass: Pure Immanence’ by artist Anne De Vries whose recent show Submission at Cell Project Space in London contextualised it within a larger installation.