Hito Steyerl, 7-8 February 2011

Art is not outside politics, but politics resides within its production, its distribution, and its reception. If we take this on, we might surpass the plane of a politics of representation and embark on a politics that is there, in front of our eyes, ready to embrace - Hito Steyerl

Pavilion presented two events with Berlin-based artist, writer and film-maker Hito Steyerl. Steyerl operates at the intersection of politics and aesthetics, theory and practice and cinema and contemporary art. Her work critically investigates the status of the image as it traverses cultural and geographic terrain and adapts to different modes of circulation and reception.

The events addressed Steyerl's practice from different perspectives through the screening of her recent video work and through dialogues with Mike Sperlinger (writer and Assistant Director, LUX), Griselda Pollock (Professor of the Social and Critical Histories of Art, University of Leeds) and Gail Day (Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds) Works included In Free Fall (2010), November (2004) and Lovely Andrea (2007)

A printed leaflet including Steyerl's text, Politics of Art was produced for the event. To receive a copy send a stamped addressed envelope to Room 2.12, 11-14 Blenheim Terrace, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT or email gill@pavilion.org.uk