Sept. 24: Verina Gfader

For the next colloquium of the semester, held on Sept. 24 (Tuesday), we are pleased to welcome artist researcher Dr Verina Gfader who will speak on the topic of “New Moon visions”.

Date: Sept. 24, 2019 (Tuesday), 16:00

Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Topic:  New Moon visions


Ideas around the book as a character/actor, and printed matter as a ritual and celebration, shall initiate a conversation here. From within a practice–organised as fields of research aided by drawing and animation, printed matter, text performance and fabulations, and fictional institutions–lines are drawn to how the (artist) book performs or to ask: Is there something like an infinite space of a book, as a relation between performance/the choreographic and print? Can we reverse the temporal dynamic of private print process or invisible production – and publication?


Verina Gfader is currently affiliated with the City University of Hong Kong (Meaning and
Narrative in Abstract Animation research project) after having concluded work for the
V&A Museum of Design Dundee (publication project). She is also Creative Director of EP, a book series across art, architecture and design, from Sternberg Press, Berlin; and Co-Director of the international animation network, Animate Assembly (with Esther Leslie, Edgar Schmitz, Anke Hennig). Her recent postdoctoral fellowship on The Contemporary Condition at Aarhus University, Denmark, follows from doctoral studies at Central Saint Martins, London, and a prior research residency at Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) to explore the structural coherence between independent Japanese animation and geographical, institutional and social ideas. Her interest and expertise at large covers two fields: Publishing and Fine art animation/time-based media (including performance), with extensive material being out in the public sphere.

As an artist, she orchestrates her practice as organised fields of research aided by drawing and animation, printed matter, text performance and fabulations, and fictional institutions.


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