Sun 28 May 2023 (15:00-17:00)

[Reading] William Kherbek

Join us for a presentation and reading by William Kherbek and publisher Jack Clarke covering William's new book, Entropia Vol 1-2 as well as other recent writings.

15:00-17:00 Presentation by William Kherbek and publisher Jack Clarke

About Entropia
Volume 1 of Entropia comprises ten years of art journalism by Kherbek detailing the changes, highlights and lowlights in the art scenes of London, Berlin, New York, and other cities. 

The second volume of the collection was written by a GPT programme trained on Kherbek’s writings. It provides an early glimpse of the ways in which artificial intelligence technologies are affecting journalism in general and aesthetic writing in particular. 

At rile*, Kherbek will read from both collections and engage in a discussion with Clarke about the process of compiling the book, and the long term implications of AI systems being integrated into modalities of artistic and critical production. 

Kherbek will also discuss his works published by the London gallery and publisher Arcadia Missa, among which his most recent contribution to Arcadia Missa's How to Sleep Faster in which he considers artistic responses to and conceptions of a world undergoing climate breakdown.

About William Kherbek
William Kherbek is the writer of the novels 'ecology of secrets' (2013), 'ultralife' (2016), 'new adventures' (2020), and 'best practices' (2021).

His poetry collections include the following titles 'ephemera' (2014), 'retrodiction' (2016), 'pull factor' (2016), '26 ideologies for aspiring ideologists' (2018), and 'everyday luxuries' (2018). His short story collection 'twenty terrifying tales from our technofeudal tomorrow' was published in 2021.

Kherbek journalism has appeared in numerous publications including flash art, berlin artlink, aqnb, and Map magazine. His collected art writings are available under the title 'entropia: the childhood of a critic' (2021).

Kherbek was awarded a fellowship at the critical studies department of the Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam) in 2020 to expand his essay 'technofeudalism and the tragedy of the commons' - (originally published in the journal 'doggerland' (2016) - to book length. The result is available from left gallery with the title 'technofeudalism rising' (2021).

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