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.

 

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 7:00pm
Image credit: 06 April Movement tent, Tahrir Square, Cairo, 29 June 2011. Photograph by Mona Seif. In collaboration with FUSE Magazine   Facilitated by Gina Badger and cheyanne turions  In collaboration with FUSE, November’s salon will feature readings from the magazine and its...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:00pm
 September's No Reading After the Internet salon series features a special presentation of Anton Vidokle’s film New York Conversations (2010, 64 minutes, 16mm-to-video)  Facilitated by Melanie O’Brian and cheyanne turions    Following the screening, the audience is...
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 7:00pm
 July’s reading: An excerpt from Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy   Tomonari Nishikawa in attendance In conjunction with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s summer residency, visiting artist Tomonari Nishikawa has been invited to select a reading in relation to...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 7:00pm
 Facilitated by cheyanne turions In conjunction with Gallery TPW’s presentation of The Normal Condition of Any Communication, Peter Schjeldahl’s “Of Ourselves and of Our Origins: Subjects of Art” has been selected to compliment the exhibition. Curated by cheyanne turions, The Normal Condition...
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 7:00pm
 Facilitated by Amy Lam, Jon McCurley and cheyanne turions In conjunction with XPACE’s presentation of What Goes Around Comes Around, Phase One, artist duo Life of a Craphead have selected an episode of The Goon Show to read aloud in compliment to the exhibition. Curated by Derek...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 7:00pm
 Facilitated by Hank Bull and cheyanne turions In conjunction with the 2011 Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art, the inimitable Hank Bull has been invited to select a reading in relation to his upcoming performance with the festival.Compiled in 1987, Notes for a Research on...
Friday, April 8, 2011 - 1:00pm
As a special No Reading After the Internet edition of Talk to the Pie, filmmaker Beatrice Gibson has been invited to select a reading in conjunction with the presentation of her film The Future's Getting Old Like the Rest of Us. Featuring Cornelius Cardew's The Tiger's Mind and B.S...
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 3:00pm
Featuring Mark Twain’s War Prayer, complimented by ideas from Fernando Solanas + Octavio Getino, Susan Sontag and Howard Zinn   Facilitated by John Gianvito and cheyanne turions As part of the 2011 Images Festival, filmmaker John Gianvito has been invited to select a reading in conjunction...
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 7:00pm
Facilitated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan and cheyanne turions  Ulises Carrión’s “The New Art of Making Books” is a utopian proposal for the possibilities of what can constitute a book. Through a series of wild speculations and aphorisms, Carrión challenges book makers, authors, typographers and...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:00pm
 January’s Reading: “Radicals and Radicants” from The Radicant by Nicholas Bourriaud    Facilitated by cheyanne turions    Beginning in January, LIFT will play host to No Reading After the Internet, a monthly opportunity to gather and read a text aloud, provoking...