Vibeke Mascini: Artist Talk | Instarring Reading Group

Vibeke Mascini, 'Instar' (2021), installation view. Image credit: Vibeke Mascini
Vibeke Mascini, 'Instar' (2021), installation view. Image credit: LNDWstudio
Vibeke Mascini, 'Lethe' (2022), installation view, RADIUS CCA. Image credit: Gunnar Meier
Vibeke Mascini, 'Lethe' (2022), process documentation, archival material Safien Valley, Switzerland
03 May –
03 May

Press release

18:30 – 20:00 (BST)
This event is free to access
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Join us as we welcome artist Vibeke Mascini for a two-part session including both an artist talk on Mascini’s practice (part 1) and a participatory reading group of the online journal Instarring (part 2), more details to follow.

Instarring is an electric story of destruction and incomplete metamorphosis. It contains 2 PDF’s. One is more energy consuming than the other, based on white/light values of the layout. Which one will you choose?

We look forward to having you join a conversation about electric memory, energy transference and a “mode of being that is becoming” and we encourage you to read the journal’s 11 pages in advance of this session.

Instarring was originally part of Fault Lines Online (2020), an ongoing critical celebration of research by tutors who have participated in the KABK Research Groups, convened by the KABK Lectorate Design.

This event is part of our public programme, running parallel to the group exhibition Traces of a Cathode.

Vibeke Mascini is a visual artist, writer, and amateur moth breeder based in Amsterdam, NL. Sculpture tutor and a research fellow at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Artist in residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam 2021-2023.

Pre-modern notions considered electricity as sacred phenomenon that houses a sort of spirit, which animates matter. For the past few years Mascini’s artistic research evolved around historic and futuristic concepts of electricity as a speculative agent of life. Combining natural and industrial processes, through the binding force of their energy, her work addresses a fundamental dynamic underlying materials and organisms. Through sculptures, installations, video and text Mascini seeks to channel a close understanding of electricity by drawing a direct relation to its source.

Masini’s studies include a brief period at the Design Academy Eindhoven, and a BFA at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NL. Eversince, Sje has been educated through practice, collaboration and artist-in-residency programs including: Delfina Foundation London, UK; Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, NL; Fondazione Antonio Ratti, IT; Alps Art Academy, CH and Studio Galeria FKSE, HU.

Mascini has work included in international collections incl: MoMA Library, New York (US), Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (FR), Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam (NL), Columbia University Library, New York (US), Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, New York (US), Koninklijke Bibliotheek and many more.