The ICA is set to present a virtual event honouring the late cultural theorist and writer Mark Fisher. Arriving in the wake of the recent book release, Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures of Mark Fisher, the event will see five artists and musicians respond to themes and questions that arise in Fisher’s later work.
The event isn’t the first of its kind. An ongoing series in tribute to Fisher – titled For k-punk, in reference to his online alias – began in 2018, as an afterparty for the Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture at Goldsmiths. This year, however, it premieres online as a way for people to “share time when they cannot share space”.
For k-punk 2021 is curated by artist and writer Natasha Eves, of Goldsmiths, and writer Matt Colquhoun, who edited Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures. The five artists’ responses will premiere on ICA’s Cinema 3 platform on January 30, between 10pm and 3am. Get free tickets here.