Bronaċ Ferran addresses the emergence of digital tendencies in print and text-based practices in the post-war period.
7:00pm - Welcome
7:10pm - Talk
8:00pm - Q&A and reception in the Atrium
Image: Hansjörg Mayer, typoaktion, 1966
Building on her recent doctoral thesis (Birkbeck, University of London, 2023) and on her contribution to LACMA's CODED: ART ENTERS THE COMPUTER AGE catalogue (2023), Bronaċ Ferran addresses the emergence of digital tendencies in print and text-based practices in the post-war period. She will highlight connections between concrete poetry, typography and early computer arts practices as seen in works by Hansjörg Mayer and his circle of relations that included Jasia Reichardt, Max Bense, Frieder Nake, Dieter Rot and Emmett Williams.
About the speaker
Bronaċ Ferran is a writer and (co) curator of exhibitions including 'Poetry, Language, Code' (2012); 'Brown & Son: Art That Makes Itself - Purveyors of digital images since 1968' (2015) & '...and the bunny goes POP!' (2018). She has also curated three concrete poetry exhibitions.
In 2017 her monograph on Hansjörg Mayer was published by König books. In 2023 she wrote exhibition catalogue essays on Stephen Willats and Paul Brown and is currently completing a new essay on Waldemar Cordeiro for his Summer 2024 exhibition at The Mayor Gallery in London. She is a Visiting Research Fellow this year at the University of Hertfordshire and a regular contributor to Studio International magazine.
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