A presentation by Beny Wagner
Beny Wagner
20 Feb 2017 — 20:00 till 22:00 hrs

Our current guest works with moving image, text, installations and lectures. The politics and ethics of representation is a preoccupation of Wagner's; he focuses on how language and technology shape the boundaries of collective social consciousness.

His research time at our space has been part of his residency at the Het Instituut which, with the support of the AFK en Stichting Cultuur en Educatie, produces an interdisciplinary, practice-based research programme.

Wagner will be reading extracts of an essay he has written for a book on post-digital artistic strategies, alongside screening found videos that he has integrated into the piece. To conclude he will also premiere a new video work.

Wagner (Berlin, 1985) has exhibited his work and screened films internationally: International Film Festival Rotterdam - IFFR, Impakt Festival, V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Venice Biennale, Import Projects, Future Gallery. In 2012-13 he participated in Labour In A Single Shot with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann. His work has been featured in Artforum, Spike Magazine, frieze and Kaleidoscope. He has published texts with BLOCK Magazin and 60 pages. Wagner graduated from Bard College, New York in 2008. In 2015-6 he was a researcher at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. 

Wagner has also answered A Question.