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.«


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