Hito Steyerl.
Jenseits der Repräsentation / Beyond Representation


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Edited by Marius Babias

272 pages, with color illustrations, soft cover, German/English, 19.80 Euro / 15.00 Euro (members), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2016, ISBN 978-3-86560-893-2


Images do not show reality: they make it. The book Jenseits der Repräsentation / Beyond Representation is a collection of essays by filmmaker and author Hito Steyerl. In chapters such as “Traveling Images”, “Return of the Real” or “Cultural Factories”, phenomena of the digital presence, of contemporary art, as well as of everyday culture are analyzed and cross-read with political and aesthetic processes of transformation. Jenseits der Repräsentation / Beyond Representation deals with images and sounds, that, in a changing world, create new relationships with objects, become objects themselves, or produce other objects and images. Curator and writer Simon Sheikh and film scholar Thomas Elsässer respond in their contributions from different perspectives.

The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Hito Steyerl.

The publication can be purchased at local bookshops, via the website of Buchhandlung Walther König, and at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Members of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein can buy the book at n.b.k. for the special price of 15.00 Euro.