Workshop — Publishing as Artistic Practice

Publishing as Artistic Practice

You are invited to par­ti­cip­ate in the one-day work­shop Pub­lish­ing as Artist­ic Prac­tice hap­pen­ing on Feb­ru­ary 2th, 2015 at Lettrétage in Ber­lin. This event includes lec­tures by Ant­oine Lefe­b­vre, Nick Thur­ston, Eva Wein­mayr, Aless­andro Ludovico & Del­phine Bed­el and was organ­ized by Annette Gil­bert and Kristen Mueller…

»What does it mean to pub­lish today? In the face of a con­tinu­ously chan­ging media land­scape, insti­tu­tion­al upheavals and dis­curs­ive shifts in the leg­al, artist­ic and polit­ic­al fields, con­cepts of own­er­ship, author­ship, work, access­ib­il­ity and pub­li­city are being rene­go­ti­ated. The field of pub­lish­ing not only stands at the inter­sec­tion of these devel­op­ments but is act­ively intro­du­cing new rup­tures.
How the tra­di­tion­al pub­lish­ing frame­work of pro­cesses, prac­tices, insti­tu­tions and dis­courses has been cast adrift will be dis­cussed in the work­shop through the exam­in­a­tion of recent advance­ments of pub­lish­ing con­cepts emer­ging from the exper­i­ment­al lit­er­at­ure and art scene, where pub­lish­ing and pub­li­ciz­ing are often part of an encom­passing artist­ic prac­tice.
The author’s prac­tice over­laps with the publisher’s prac­tice with increas­ing fre­quency, and vice versa: Artist­ic activ­ity can hardly be dif­fer­en­ti­ated from pub­lish­ing activ­ity. Not uncom­monly, pub­lish­ing itself is con­sidered to be an artist­ic pro­ject, included in the con­cep­tion of the work of art or even declared the work of art.
The num­ber and diversity of ini­ti­at­ives, pro­jects and works among the artists, writers and pub­lish­ers con­cerned with these mat­ters show that it is time to move the ques­tion of pub­lish­ing from the mar­gin to the cen­ter of the aes­thet­ic and aca­dem­ic dis­course. Four artist­ic-lit­er­ary pos­i­tions of pub­lish­ing will be presen­ted in the work­shop.«


15:30 – 16:00
Kristen Mueller & Annette Gil­bert

16:00 – 16:50 Ant­oine Lefe­b­vre
Pub­lish­ing as an Altern­at­ive Artist­ic Prac­tice

17:00 – 17:50 Nick Thur­ston
Pub­lish­ing as Prax­is. When Inform­a­tion Becomes Artist­ic Mater­i­al

18:10 – 19:00 Eva Wein­mayr
One Pub­lishes to Find Com­rades* (Net­works and Dis­sem­in­a­tion)

19:30 – 20:30 Aless­andro Ludovico
Artists’ Pub­lic­a­tions and Inter­net as an Agent vs. a Medi­um

20:30 Del­phine Bed­el
Meta­book. Pub­lish­ing as Artist­ic Prac­tice — From Hard Copy to Soft­ware Cul­ture

Mehring­damm 61
10961 Ber­lin

Admis­sion: Free