July 25, 2012
7:00 p.m., $5 suggested donation
…ment, a publishing initiative that operates at the intersection of culture, art, and politics, presents a reading and a lecture-performance to celebrate the New York launch of its third issue, which focuses on authorship.
Artist Erica Baum presents a silent screening of poems from her “Frick” series, in which images become single lines of text. Alexander Provan and Clara Meister will read Raymond Queneau’s “Exercises in Style,” ninety-nine retellings of the same story, following Erasmus. Federica Bueti will present a version of her contribution to the issue, “Mr. Who, Miss What and the Auctus Disease.”
Issue 3 of …ment investigates current debates and practices that engage with the concept of authorship and its relation to contemporary forms of cultural resistance. The journal looks at subjects such as intellectual property, collectivity, knowledge production, and technology, and asks how they might be reevaluated as part of an effort to change current modes of cultural production. Considering the hyper-professionalization of creativity, the stifling international copyright regime, and related issues of ownership, data protection, and information regulation, …ment reprises familiar questions: What is an author, and how do we understand the politics of authorship?
Contributors to issue 3 of …ment include Erica Baum, Gavin Brown, Federica Bueti, Federico Campagna, Övül Dormusoglu, Freee, Marc Garrett, Pedro Neves-Marques, Joseph Redwood-Martinez, Vanessa Place, Jan Verwoert, and Caleb Waldorf.
…ment consists of a biannual journal and a series of collaborations with cultural agents and institutions. Based in Berlin and London, …ment is directed by Federica Bueti, Benoit Loiseau, and Clara Meister.