New Empathies: YES – Slow Reading Club
New Empathies: YES
Slow Reading Club
Wed 06 05, Sat 09 05, Wed 13 05, Thu 14 05 and Sun 17 05 from 8 p.m.
Free admission, participation after registration at email@example.com. After successful registration you will receive all necessary information, including a short technical guideline.
A series of mediated encounters or experiments in reading between technical devices – with the screen space as a medium for dispersed intimacies and distracted actions. The Slow Reading Club, a first time guest at radialsystem as part of the online-programme “New Empathies – Far from a distance”, draws little distinction between the interfaces and the bodies, the architectures, the devices, and texts they cluster: rooms vista onto rooms. The series “YES” of the SLC includes a number of stand-alone sessions in the course of May for small groups to meet and read together, interfering the interface, drawing it as a mutable participant within the experience of reading… On four evenings in May, the SRC invites you to three intimate online-reading sessions, in which two artists* and two participants* read selected texts. It’s part of the artistic concept that themes and texts will not be announced or sent out by the SRC until the day of the event. On May 14th, a collective reading-evening will take place in a larger group.
The Slow Reading Club (SRC) is a semi-fictional reading group initiated by Bryana Fritz and Henry Andersen in late 2016. The group deals in constructed situations for collective reading. SRC looks at, probes, and interrupts ‘reader*ship’ as a way to stimulate the contact zones between reader and text, text and text, reader* and reader*. SRC does not aim at deconstruction or even comprehension of the texts in hands, but at the production of a kind of excess: to temporarily suspend criticality for intimacy and to negotiate agencies with the text…
The Slow Reading Club provides documents and protocols of the sessions.
Wed 06 05 2020 8 / 8.45 / 9.30 p.m.
Sat 09 05 2020 8 / 8.45 / 9.30 p.m.
Wed 13 05 2020 8 / 8.45 / 9.30 p.m.
Thu 14 05 2020 8 p.m.
Sun 17 05 2020 8 / 8.45 / 9.30 p.m.
Slow Reading Club: Bryana Fritz und Henry Andersen
„New Empathies“ is supported by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Media partners: tip Berlin, Ask Helmut und Exberliner.