Join us on Tuesday 4 March, 6-9pm, for the private view of an exhibition of new and recent work by Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl. Steyerl is one of the most critically acclaimed artists working in the field of video today. Her work focuses on contemporary issues such as feminism and militarisation, as well as the mass proliferation and dissemination of images and knowledge brought on by digital technologies.
This exhibition offers a selected survey of Steyerl’s work. Presented in the ICA Theatre are five videos, each installed in a distinct manner. The first film encountered is titled Liquidity Inc. (2014). This new work looks at a financial advisor called Jacob Wood who lost his job during the last financial crisis, and who then embarked on a career in mixed martial arts. How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013) mocks an instructional film on the idea of becoming invisible in the digital world. Finally, her video Guards (2012) deals with museum officers with a background as law enforcement officers or military personnel. Two recorded lecture performances - I Dreamed a Dream and Is the Museum a Battlefield? - filmed live in 2013 at the 13th Istanbul Biennial and Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin respectively are presented here in the exhibition.
We hope to see you there.