KOKO – THE NEXT GENERATION JOURNAL PRESENTS THE WEBINAR SERIES: “KOKO IN DIALOGUE: Diagrammarians"
KOKO – The Next Generation Journal (koko.zhdk.ch
) is a new initiate by the Shared Campus to explore new formats and approaches to online academic publishing. KOKO is dedicated to the investigation of theories and practices of alternative knowledge systems that explore the relations between media and expression, time and space. To launch our first KOKO Space – KOKO’s equivalent to a “journal volume” – we would like to invite you to the following event.
KOKO – The Next Generation Journal presents the Webinar Series: “KOKO in Dialogue: Diagrammarians" Diagrammarians ABOUT THE SPEAKER LANGUAGE
Text and image converge in diagrams; diagrams operate beyond the opposition between text and image. The KOKO Webinar on Text-Image Parergon invites artists, designers and theoreticians to discuss the hidden dimensions of this thesis. Starting point for the discussions are contributions to the KOKO Space Text-Image Parergon (https://koko.zhdk.ch/text-image-parergon/
). This online space is generated by a confluence of social media posts, their reflections by review processes and supplemented by commissioned contributions and driven by an interest in image based forms of artistic and academic discourse.
For this webinar Leila Peacock will discuss some of her recent works in the context of essayism as a methodology. Taking as a departure point her visual essay in KOKO Text-Image Parergon she will examine her enduring fascination with the essay as form and how this essayistic thinking manifests in her drawing installations.
Leila Peacock is a British artist and essayist who lives and works in Zürich. With masters degrees in both literature and fine art, her practice vacillates between writing and drawing. Drawing essays and writing cartoons, she creates large-scale hand-drawn essayistic installations that oscillate between the poetic, the comical and the diagrammatic, which are populated by a maniacal marginalia used to embody thought-forms. www.leilapeacock.com