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Hito Steyerl, HOW NOT TO BE SEEN A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013, HD video, color, sound, 14 minutes.

Hito Steyerl

Andrew Kreps Gallery

Hito Steyerl, HOW NOT TO BE SEEN A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013, HD video, color, sound, 14 minutes.

With large-scale solo exhibitions slated for the spring and fall of 2015—at Artists Space in New York and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, respectively—along with the recent conclusion of shows at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Hito Steyerl has had a lot on her plate. It makes sense, then, that on this occasion, the Berlin-based filmmaker, theorist, and critic would choose to present work from her archives, taking a moment amid midcareer pressures to be a little redundant. “How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational Installation” was, at its best, a punning exercise in emphasis, in where the stress lies.

At the entrance to the show, Steyerl placed the installation Strike, 2010, a twenty-eight-second video on a flat-screen monitor mounted between two black poles that sees

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