Central Saint Martins
Central Saint Martins
Self-publishing, cultural piracy, print processes, the status of originals and copies, collaborative strategies and open culture, transformation through reproduction, the creative potential and sociological effects of ongoing changes in media technology.
Weinmayr is interested in the way that recontextualisations of appropriated materials can have a subversive effect, whether in giving them an unexpected poetic or aesthetic value or critically undermining their ordinarily perceived status. In her practice, this is often achieved by reproducing these materials in various media. The practice thereby becomes a way of investigating how media transforms content and of exploring the boundaries between mass media, art media and the media of quotidian communications – emails, text messages, faxes, printers etc.
These pursuits and, in particular, a long-term interest in self-publishing as a horizontal approach to art production and dissemination, have increasingly led her towards more collaborative and discursive modes of activity. In particular, artist Lyn Harris and Weinmayr have set up AND Publishing, a platform exploring print-on-demand technologies and conceptually driven artists’ books.
Under the rubric of AND, in collaboration with artist Andrea Francke, she is currently running The Piracy Project, collecting examples of pirated books from around the world and exploring the philosophical, legal and practical implications of book piracy and creative modes of reproduction.
Weinmayr, Eva (2011) AND Public, Independent Publishing. In: AND Public, Independent Publishing, 10 May 2011, London College of Communication.
Weinmayr, Eva (2011) Cult of the difficult. [Show/Exhibition]
Weinmayr, Eva (2010) Pause. [Performance]
Ewan, Ruth and Weinmayr, Eva and Harris, Lynn (2010) Don’t be a robot. AND Publishing, London. ISBN 9781907840050
Weinmayr, Eva (2010) Broken telephone - stille post - Chinese whisper - Le Telephone Arabe. In: Internal Necessity. Sternberg Press, Bern, pp. 27-32. ISBN 9781934105054
Weinmayr, Eva (2010) Newspaper research and reading room. [Show/Exhibition]
Weinmayr, Eva (2010) I wonder what the silence was about. [Art/Design Item]
Weinmayr, Eva (2010) Pause: 21 scenes concerning the silence of art in ruins. Occasional Papers, London. ISBN 9780956260543
Weinmayr, Eva (2010) The definition of artistic activity occurs, first of all, in the field of distribution. Publication as Practice #7. In: Publication as Practice #7., Jan - July 2010, London.
Vowles, H. and Banks, G. and Weinmayr, Eva and de Bondt, S. (2010) Art in ruins and unknown stranger, London 1994, an unpublished project for Frieze. Occasional Papers, Form Content, London. ISBN 9780956260529