No Reading After the Internet

No Reading After the Internet is a monthly opportunity to gather and read a text aloud in hopes that it might provoke theoretical illumination on particular art works, or the broader scope within which such work exists. This program departs from Cineworks’ Thought on Film series. Whilst still very interested in cinema, the focus of this incarnation is softened to accommodate the more broad (and ever expanding) scope of media art.
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 discussion to a text; and inducing conversation, where possible, between text and specific, local, contemporaneous exhibitions and happenings.
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.


The Origin of the Work of Art – NRATI

Saturday 30 April 2016 –

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 of the Work of Art in the context of object oriented ontology and G”… more

Reading Alice Driver and Susan Buck-Morss as selected by Joni Murphy – NRATI

Saturday 23 April 2016 –

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 the development of her work. Joni Murphy in attendance. Exploring  ongoing p”… more

Walter Scott’s “Sequel to Guts” – NRATI

Thursday 21 April 2016 –

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 between the fictions and reality of the artist, the audience and the gallery”… more

Interim Measures – NRATI

Saturday 19 September 2015 –

     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 deregulation and commodity money systems to conv”… more

Impermanent Collections, Temporary Occupations, and Other Gatherings – NRATI

Saturday 9 May 2015 –

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 a critical reflection on the shifting terrain of its existence. Maggi”… more

Andrea Fraser’s “Performance or Enactment” as selected by Martha Wilson – NRATI

Thursday 16 April 2015 –

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 Jess Dobkin’s How Many Performance Artists Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb (For Ma”… more

…a container for mere possibilities that have not yet happened… – NRATI

Monday 23 March 2015 –

“…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 of “…a container for mere possibilities that have not yet happened, a body”… more

Is 1 hr 1 hr? – NRATI

Monday 19 January 2015 –

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, 8-11 is presenting deferring diffractions, an installation-cum-mutating”… more

Albert Camus’ “The First Man” and W. G. Sebald’s “The Rings of Saturn” as selected by Iris Häussler – NRATI

Sunday 18 January 2015 –

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 Joseph Wagenbach. On display will be a selection of his sculptures cast in”… more

Brew Pub #3 – NRATI

Friday 3 October 2014 –

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 and Eric Emery in attendance. Note: Due to the nature of the event, only t”… more