Creatingruin.net – Publication Launch by Method Fund

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Lada Nakonechna, Creating Ruin, 2018
Lada Nakonechna, Creating Ruin, 2018

Creatingruin.net
A publication launch and performance
by Method Fund
October 20, 2pm
School of Architecture
Old Library
London Road Campus
University of Reading

Method Fund are launching a new online publication, Creatingruin. net as a collection of works by artists and researchers who draw their focus on issues of the past, revealing them as cultural memory ruins.

This first edition of the publication aims to kick start a discussion on the ways cultural archives are collected and interpreted. It also reflects on the relationship between creative action and violence, the reconstruction of the past and present and their simultaneous re-construction.

Kyiv-based independent cultural organisation Method Fund functions as an experimental, self-educational project focused on the search for a new site-specific contemporary art institution. It aims to test new forms of self-organisation, self-determination and collaboration, and a responsive mode of art education to support young artists in their specific local context and in response to current political urgencies. Following Lada Nakonechna‘s residency at Reading’s Abbey Ruins, Method Fund responded to this historical site, which was destroyed, purged and looted marking Reading’s warring history.

The publication is designed by designer and researcher Lozana Rossenova incorporating elements created with Webrecorder, a software piloted by Rhizome.

With contributions by

Kateryna Badianova
Yevgenia Belorusets
Nikita Kadan
Ivan Melnichuk
Lada Nakonechna
Stanislav Menzelevskyi / Anna Onufriienko / Elias Parvulesco
Studio 12345678910
PereDvizh / De Ne De
Revkovskyi / Rachinskyi
Anna Scherbyna​

Marker Location:

University of Reading
School of Architecture,
Old Library, London Road Campus,
RG1 5AG