Thursday 30 May 2019, 6–9pm
Please join us for the launch of Prima Materia, a new publication by Hannah Rowan designed and published by Assembly Point in collaboration with Lena Wurz – including a commissioned text by Thomas Pringle.
As part of the event Esther Leslie will draw upon her research into Ice and Liquid Crystals for an interventional reading.
6pm Exhibition open
Prima Materia and other Assembly Point publications on sale
Bar open ?
7.30pm Esther Leslie Reading
Free event, all welcome
Esther Leslie is Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, University of London. Her books include various studies and translations of Walter Benjamin, as well as Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant Garde (Verso, 2002); Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry (Reaktion, 2005); Derelicts: Thought Worms from the Wreckage(Unkant, 2014), Liquid Crystals: The Science and Art of a Fluid Form (Reaktion, 2016) and Deeper in the Pyramid (with Melanie Jackson: Banner Repeater, 2018)
Thomas Patrick Pringle is a Presidential fellow at Brown University, where he is a PhD Candidate in the department of Modern Culture and Media and a graduate affiliate with the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society. He has published on the intersection of media, technology, and the environment in The Journal of Film and Video and NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies. Thomas’s dissertation, “The Climate Proxy,” describes the mediated tensions between regional documentation and global abstraction that subtend the knowledge politics of Global Climate Change. With Gertrud Koch and Bernard Stiegler, Thomas recently co-authored the volume Machine (Minnesota/Meson 2019).
Lena Wurz was born in Germany and studied Fine Art in England and France, most recently on the MA Visual Arts (Book Arts) at Camberwell College of Art, UAL. She currently lives and works in London.
Her practice focuses on human presence within spaces. She draws inspiration from found text, architecture, collections and movements of the body. She works by building arrangements of objects, words and lines on paper and in spaces, encouraging audience interaction.