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Thu 14 05
New Empathies
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Free admission, participation after registration.

In english language // If you would like to participate in a reading session, please send us an e-mail to register@radialsystem.de indicating the desired time slot. After successful registration you will receive all further required information material. You can freely choose the number of sessions you wish to participate in.

New Empathies: YES

Slow Reading Club
New Empathies
New Empathies © Promo
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 provides documents and protocols of the sessions.

New Empathies – Far from a distance

In June 2019, radialsystem launched “New Empathies”, a series of programmes spanning two years, consisting of concerts, installations, choreographies, workshops, and discussions on the practice of the empathic and their potential with regard to artistic, technological, political and ecological questions.

Due to the current situation, the fourth “New Empathies” weekend at the beginning of May 2020 cannot take place as planned – and the question of how we can create resonance among ourselves as a basis for community, solidarity and social awareness despite keeping a minimum distance and the ban on contact has suddenly become a noticeable challenge.

Therefore, in the coming weeks we want to explore and reflect on the possibilities and limits of virtual spaces as places of empathy. Mid-April we will start our new online series "New Empathies - Far from a distance", in which we want to create periods of encounters and shared aesthetic experience.

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...

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  • Artistic concept Slow Reading Club: Bryana Fritz und Henry Andersen

Programme

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.

Credits

„New Empathies“ is supported by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Media partners: tip Berlin, Ask Helmut und Exberliner.

New Empathies
New Empathies © Promo
Slow Reading Club
Slow Reading Club © Promo

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Free admission, participation after registration.

In english language // If you would like to participate in a reading session, please send us an e-mail to register@radialsystem.de indicating the desired time slot. After successful registration you will receive all further required information material. You can freely choose the number of sessions you wish to participate in.

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