For the next session we are continuing our exploration of affect via the programme of If I Can’t Dance through a focus on the work of Hito Steyerl. Like Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Emily Wardill, and Sung Hwan Kim, she has been commissioned to produce a new project for the current edition. For the first time we will be reading texts from a single author and Hito’s practice will allow us to consider the location of affect via our current mode of communication in the epistolary mode.
We will begin by looking at Epistolary Affect and Romance Scams: Letter from an Unknown Woman which was published in the autumn issue of October. The second text by Steyerl we’ll be looking at is called Art as Occupation: Claims for an Autonomy of Life and was thoughtfully recommended by Reading Group member Gabby.