Tue 27 Jun 2023

Workshop “A politics of re-use”



Eva Weinmayr

Working group 4, Instant Publication (detail), Workbook on the topic of Assembly, IMMA Summerschool Art and Politics #5 Assembly, 27.6.2023

Workshop “A politics of re-use” at IMMA International Summer School: Art and Politics: #5 Assembly, convened by Nathan O’Donnell and Lisa Moran

During the 4-hour workshop “A politics of re-use” for IMMA International Summer School participants developed in small groups an instant publication that could function as a work book/reader for the summer schools theme “assembly”. The brief consisted of using, building on, mixing, adapting, collaging each others images and texts, while addressing and reflecting on a set of questions:

  • Could you reflect on the strategies of assembling images and texts and captions you are experimenting with?
  • Do you know the sources of the materials used? What is your relationship with these sources?
  • How to credit them? How to acknowledge the giving and taking?
  • Do you feel comfortable with using them? With which of the images/texts do you feel least comfortable. Why?

For more information, see IMMA International Summer School 2023 Art & Politics #5 Assembly.


Eva Weinmayr

Eva Weinmayr’s collaborative practice is grounded in contemporary art, radical education and institutional analysis. In 2020 she published her doctoral thesis, titled Noun to Verbon a MediaWiki. This research is concerned with the micropolitics of publishing from an intersectional, feminist perspective. (HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg, SE)

As interims chair of faculty Art and Education at Munich Art Academy (2022-23) she co-initiated together with students kritilab, an open source platform for discrimination-critical teaching in the arts. From 2019 to 22 she co-led the EU-funded collective research and study programme “Teaching to Transgress Toolbox” inspired by US activist, teacher and theorist bell hooks (with erg, Brussels, BE).

As part of Ecologies of Dissemination (HDK-Valand, 2023-24) she is currently Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University (UK). Ecologies of Dissemination​​​​​​, a collaboration with artist Femke Snelting, seeks strategies for dissemination and a politics of re-use that acknowledge the tensions between feminist methodologies, decolonial knowledge practices and principles of Open Access. More specificly, they explore in which way the current drive drive to universal access policies might overlook relational aspects.

Recent artistic research-based projects include “Teaching the Radical Catalog – a Syllabus” (2021-22, with Lucie Kolb), “Library of Inclusions and Omissions” (2016-20), “The Piracy Project” (2010-15, with Andrea Francke), AND Publising (2010-ongoing, with Rosalie Schweiker).