No Reading After the Internet

Beginning in January 2011, LIFT will co-present the Toronto iteration of No Reading After the Internet, a monthly opportunity to gather and read a text aloud, provoking theoretical illumination on media art works and the context within which such works exist. The focus of the salon series departs from an interest in cinema, but will accommodate the broad and ever expanding scope of contemporary art practices.

The Toronto manifestation of No Reading carries forward an ongoing endeavour that takes place in Vancouver.

The idea of a reading group isn’t new. No Reading nonetheless poses itself as an experimental learning and discussion space. Simply put, we are suspicious of our own reading abilities, and the extent to which our readings are conversant with one another. No Reading means to offer a slow space within which to retrace our steps in the hopes of discovering individual and collective ways through the realms of language and interpretation. The strategies we have at our disposal are twofold: through the yoking of our discussions to a text; and inducing conversations between those texts and related exhibitions or presentations.

The hope is that the varied experiences of those present will yield a spontaneous understanding of the particular text at hand, through the lens of the work it addresses. The idea is not to be lectured at, but to contribute to an emerging, communal reading.

Participation in No Reading After the Internet is free and open to everyone, regardless of their familiarity with a text or its author. Texts will be handed out at the salon. No pre-reading or research is required.

No Reading After the Internet is a project of the collective efforts of Amy Lynn Kazymerchyk, Alexander Muir and cheyanne turions.

 

For more information see the No Reading After the Internet website here

 

 

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
  In conjunction with Gabrielle Moser's No Looking After the Internet project and Jacob Korczynski's If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution reading group, this salon will feature excerpts from Anne Carson's essay Variations on the Right to Remain Silent. ...
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 3:00pm
  As part of the exhibition June Pak @ 26, this salon will feature excerpts from Rasheed Araeen's A New Beginning: Beyond Postcolonial Cultural Theory and Identity Politics, as selected by June Pak. June Pak in attendance. When discussing the topic of ethnicity in visual arts,...
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
   While discourse about net neutrality is reaching the mainstream, and some civil society groups are taking part in international fora about citizenship on the Internet, the implications of the corporatization of the Internet on artists has been little explored. In Bangalore, India...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
  In conjunction with Gallery TPW's R&D, this salon will host a project of poet and translator Ariana Reines, entitled Ancient Evenings. Ariana Reines in attendance.  As an ongoing project of Reines's, Ancient Evenings is a writing sabbath of sorts, incorporating liturgical...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
 Gente Perra, 2014 In conjunction with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), who are supporting Berlin-based artists Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy's completion of a new film shot in Indonesia, this salon will feature a selection of texts as chosen by the...
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
  In conjunction LIFT, who will be supporting Berlin-based artist Juliane Zelwies's current video project, this salon will feature excerpts from Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men as selected by the artist. Juliane Zelwies in attendance.  "I don't really know what the truth is. I...
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 3:00pm
  In conjunction with an upcoming symposium this fall entitled Decolonial Aesthetics From The Americas, a multidisciplinary and collaborative symposium for artists and scholars of the Americas and the Caribbean, this salon will feature texts related to the general framework of the...
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 2:00pm
  In conjunction with It’s Going Through You Like an X-Ray, an exhibition of the works of Jesse McLean, this salon will feature excerpts from The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) as selected by the artist. Jesse McLean in attendance. There’s this moment when a...
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
  In conjunction with No Theory No Cry, an exhibition of the works of Hazel Meyer, this salon will feature excerpts from Kate Zambreno’s Heriones as selected by the artist. Hazel Meyer in attendance. Working with the form of the suffrage and union banner—a graphic combination of...
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 4:00pm
 Artist in attendance. In conjunction with My Hand Outstretched…, a screening of the work of Robert Beavers, presented as part of TIFF’s Free Screen series, this salon will feature texts selected by Beavers to compliment his films. As noted by the Free Screen:I think of filmmaking...