New Reading Group: The Wretched of the Screen

The Wretched of the Screen

We are now opening registration for LATITUDE’s Fall reading group!

This group will carefully read Hito Steyerl’s The Wretched of the Screen, leading to supplemental texts, images, and conversation. We’ll hold 4 meetings between Wednesday November 2nd and December 14th. The book will be split up amongst the 4 meetings. Each week, the group will review one assigned section of the book and discuss avenues for further reading, footnotes, and surrounding concepts.

The Wretched of the Screen compiles essays by Hito Steyerl that revolve around the politics of the image. Steyerl looks at the state of images, abandoning the perspective of the image as a precipice of objectivity, and outlines our world in which they are in feedback loop with their societal effects. These essays serve as an analysis of the reclamation of lost political ideologies through images, looking frankly at the space that contemporary art exists in.

If you are interested in joining, please send an email to emily@latitudechicago.org.