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For k-punk 2021: postcapitalist desires
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Courtesy of k-punk

For k-punk is a series of events celebrating the life and work of Mark Fisher. 

Beginning in 2018 as an afterparty for the Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, the series’ seventh incarnation is moving online, inviting people to listen together into the night, sharing time when they cannot share space.

Taking place around the release of Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures of Mark Fisher, published by Repeater Books, For k-punk invites five artists and musicians to respond to the themes and provocations of Fisher’s final lectures.

Curated by Natasha Eves and Matt Colquhoun and commissioned by the ICA, the five responses will premiere on the ICA’s Cinema 3 platform on 30 January 2021, broadcast between 10pm and 3am. This event will be captioned. 

Artist contributions from: Tim Lawrence, Time is Away, INCURSIONS, Oneohtrix Point Never and Iceboy Violet with Leda Woloshyn. Visuals and captions by Sweatmother.
Natasha Eves is a textile artist, writer and curator. Currently, she teaches constructed textiles at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is a member of the School of the Damned. She completed her masters in contemporary art theory at Goldsmiths and the California Institute of the Arts. Her most recent group exhibitions are New Views on Same-Olds (2020 – 21) at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and Coming Soon (2020) in Warrington, UK. In her work, Natasha uses processes of knitting and weaving to explore relations of care, invisible labour, digital hoarding and popular culture. www.natashaeves.co.uk.

Matt Colquhoun is a writer and photographer from Kingston-Upon-Hull, UK. He is the author of Egress: On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher and editor of Mark Fisher’s Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures. He blogs at xenogothic.com.

Tim Lawrence is the author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970 – 79, Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973 – 92, and Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980 – 83. He is a co-founder of Lucky Cloud Sound System (2003) and All Our Friends (2018), where he also DJs. www.timlawrence.info

Time is Away (London-based duo Jack Rollo and Elaine Tierney) work across radio, research and site-specific sound-works. Over seven years as residents on NTS Radio, they have combined spoken word, field recordings and music as part of an ongoing reflection on the relationship between time, place and power. Using an approach that is open-ended, associative, polyphonic and, in places, deliberately opaque, they produce a distinctive sonic atmosphere in which to ruminate. Recent commissions include the Arts Council England-funded solo exhibition Fable of the Bees (Black Tower Projects, UK, 2020) and Prospect Cottage 1989 – 90 (La Becque, Switzerland, 2020). www.nts.live/shows/timeisaway

INCURSIONS is a collaboration between Archie Smith & Kitty McKay in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, hosting walking forums for documenting neoliberal cityscapes to shift dominant narratives of space and place, always in collaboration with others. Part walking event, part archive, part radio broadcast, INCURSIONS interweaves walking and talking with overlapping social histories and personal experiences of pop culture, friendship and community resistance, to trace the aching proximity of an absent collective subject. www.incursions.co.uk.

Daniel Lopatin is a Brooklyn-based musician, composer, and Mercury Prize nominated producer who also records and performs as Oneohtrix Point Never. Daniel has released numerous critically acclaimed albums including his recent self-titled album, Magic Oneohtrix Point Never (Warp 2020), a culmination of his work over the last ten years. He has collaborated with numerous artists including James Blake, Ishmael Butler, Kelsey Lu, Iggy Pop and his production credits include The Weeknd, Anohni, FKA Twigs, David Byrne, Moses Sumney and Nine Inch Nails among others. www.pointnever.com

Iceboy Violet is a producer//vocalist channeling the energy, emotionality and resistance of Grime music. Giving voice to anxieties, anger and defiance as personal and collective catharsis. soundcloud.com/iceboy_violet

Sweatmother is an artist and filmmaker based between London and LA. They use experimental techniques and hybrid documentary filmmaking in collaboration with non-professional actors to create counter-narratives from within their own communities and subcultures. Their work reclaims the often misplaced voice, body and gaze by repurposing femme and gender non-conforming identities in spaces where objectification is removed, and the agency and difference in the otherness is celebrated. www.visualsweat.com
Book tickets
10:00 pm
Sat, 30 Jan 2021
Cinema 3
This event is free to bookers from now until 3am on 1 February. From then on, it will only be available for free to ICA Members.  Join today to enjoy membership benefits.

This event is available to watch for 30 days from 30 January, 10pm.

Please note that this program contains flashing lights which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities.

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