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.

 

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
 Diane Borsato, Tea Service (the conservators will wash the dishes), 2013.  As part of Rehearsal for Objects Lie on a Table, which is curated by Emelie Chhangur, this salon is hosted by Kevin Temple and Michael Maranda, who invite a collective reading of Martin Heidegger's The Origin...
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
  Still from Céline et Julie vont en bateau (1974), directed by Jacques Rivette.  Reflecting on themes emerging from her debut novel Double Teenage, which has just been published by BookThug, this salon will feature texts selected by Joni Murphy that have been instrumental in...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
   This special edition of No Reading After the Internet will feature a new performance work by Walter Scott presented at the exhibition opening of How a Living Day is Made. Sequel to Guts is a collage of new and existing writing, reconfigured to create original associations...
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
  As part of Interim Measures, an exhibition curated by Denise Ryner and featuring the work of Chris Lee, Brady Cranfield and Jamie Hilder, this salon will feature texts selected by the artists and curator that explore the visible and invisible relationships that link financial...
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
    As part of Impermanent Collections, Temporary Occupations, and Other Gatherings, a solo exhibition of the work of Maggie Groat at the Rodman Hall Arts Centre, she will be selecting texts from the Rodman Hall library, working with the material of the institution itself to engender...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
    As part of the 28th annual Images Festival, this salon will feature Andrea Fraser's essay "Performance or Enactment" as selected by Martha Wilson.  Martha Wilson in attendance. As part of the 2015 Images Festival, Wilson will be participating in performance artist...
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
  “…a container for mere possibilities that have not yet happened, a body in a state of becoming through time, or a structure for the expression of time as it moves both forwards and backwards at once.” Co-facilitated by Jacob Korczynski, Kim Simon and cheyanne turions As part...
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
  As part of VILLA Toronto, this salon will feature selections from the writings of Karen Barad as well as a performance of Is 1 hr 1 hr?, a script by Tiziana La Melia produced in collaboration with Laurie Kang. Performance by Christine Atkinson and Laurie Kang. As part of VILLA...
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 3:00pm
  In collaboration with VILLA Toronto, this salon will feature excerpts from Albert Camus' The First Man and W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn as selected by Iris Häussler. Iris Häussler in attendance. As part of VILLA Toronto, Iris Häussler will be presenting the Foundation...
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
   In collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) and The Brewtality of Fact homebrew beer club, this salon will feature engagements with and conversations around the journal Brew Pub #3: Relanding from Mugwort. Gina Badger, Aja Rose Bond, Gabriel Saloman...