Craig Dworkin at the ICA

Craig Dworkin talks about his critical work, No Medium at the ICA.

18:30 – 20:00

Join poet and author Professor Craig Dworkin looking at works that are blank, erased, clear, or silent. Examined closely, these ostensibly ‘contentless’ works of art, literature and music point to a new understanding of media and the limits of the artistic object. Dworkin argues that we should understand media not as blank, base things but as social events, and that there is no medium, understood in isolation, but only and always a plurality of media: interpretive activities taking place in socially inscribed space.

In partnership with Leeds Beckett University.

Tickets are £5 / £3 for #ICAMembers

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Boooook Laaaaaaunch

Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH. 5 Nov 2015. 7:00 pm | Theatre | £5.00

An evening of performance, music and film in the ICA Theatre in celebration of concrete and sound poet Bob Cobbing (1920 – 2002). Featuring performances from Paula Claire, Will Holder, Hugh Metcalfe with Oscar Gaynor and Henrik Heinonen, Holly Pester and David Toop, audio interruptions by Heather Phillipson and screenings of films by Bob Cobbing.

This event marks the launch of Boooook: Bob Cobbing (Rosie Cooper, William Cobbing, Occasional Papers, 2015) Boooook addresses all aspects of Cobbing’s rich career, with new essays detailing his key roles in Better Books, London Film-makers’ Co-op and the abAna trio, as well as his involvement in the Destruction in Art Symposium, Fylkingen and Writers Forum.