101

101 is a digital flipbook composed of screenshots of images received digitally, since the 16th of March 2020, when the United Kingdom went into lockdown.

 

The original aim was to make a publication in two days that could be reproduced a minimum of fifty times based on Hito Steyerl’s “Art As Occupation: Claims for an Autonomy of Life”.

I WANT YOU TO TAKE OUT YOUR MOBILE PHONE. OPEN THE VIDEO. RECORD WHATEVER YOU SEE FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS. NO CUTS. [...] KEEP DOING THIS FOR ONE MONTH, EVERY DAY. NOW STOP. LISTEN.

 

(Hito Steyerl, "Art As Occupation: Claims for an Autonomy of Life")

101 calls into question the claim of authorship and uses time as its framework. The publication grows by a page a day. It will never be printed, to mirror the reliance on digital media in this time of social distancing, and to encourage the haptic engagement of the reader, who must scroll through to view it, using the same movement as one does on social media.

 

This version was completed on the 101st day of lockdown. 102 was completed on the 102nd, and so forth.

Pages from 101 by Nina Klaff.