Left Frame, a contemporary art club II

6 June 2020


Venue: Common House [online location]

Organiser: Irene Montero

Left Frame is a space for social interaction and collective thinking about contemporary art from a leftist perspective. It works in a similar fashion to a book club: before each gathering, we watch (individually) a work of art that we’ll discuss during our (online) get together.

The aim of this contemporary art club is to open up a space for political critical thought, comradeship and the exploration of horizontal ways of mediating art. Everybody is welcome: culture workers, students and people with an interest in contemporary art.

This Saturday 6 June, we will be chatting about Hito Steyerl’s “How Not to be Seen: Another Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File” (2013) 16min, which articulates ideas about our digital worlds, surveillance, control and militarisation, among other things. You can watch the short film here: https://www.artforum.com/video/hito-steyerl-how-not-to-be-seen-a-fucking-didactic-educational-mov-file-2013-51651

An optional additional watch could be Steyerl’s video-lecture “Duty Free Art” (2015) 38min, which named her most recent book. You can find it here: https://vimeo.com/408658869/9224bf6905

We’ll be meeting on Jitsi on Saturday 6 June at 3pm. I (Irene, the organiser) will be connected 5 minutes before we start, to say hi and to sort out any technical issues, should there be any. To RSVP and get the hangout details, please book a free ticket on the event’s Eventbrite page.

See you very soon!