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A rehearsal in language

Sun 3 September 2017

What if to read was a rehearsal?

Through shared speech and thinking we will collectively activate a series of readings that reflect on the role of the reader in today’s society. Exploring the act of reading through reading. As a group we will take-in words by thinkers such as Alain Badiou and Hannah Arendt, reading in public, in collaboration and through solitary registers.

“What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing.” (1)

What resonates within us after the act of reading?

This first act will allow the group to consider the consequences of reading, becoming active interlocutors we will untangle the written words through our individual experience. We will draw upon the spirit of “internal processes made public, open to debate and disagreement. But not judgement.” (2) Join us for a rehearsal in language: questioning the concept of knowledge from a reader’s perspective.

(1) 'The Human Condition', Hannah Arendt, 1958
(2) 'A Cut, A Scratch, A Score', Edited by Sophia Yadong Hao & Ajay Hothi, Cooper Gallery DJCAD, 2015