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 Soul at Work” with Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens – NRATI

Sunday 4 November 2012, 15:00

  Artists in attendance.    Artists in attendance. In conjunction with G Gallery’s exhibition I’d gladly surrender myself to you, body and soul, showcasing the work of collaborators Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens, this salon will feature selections from Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi’s The Soul at Work (2009).  For thei”… more

Margaret Atwood’s “Survival” as selected by Rikia Saddy – NRATI

Friday 14 September 2012, 19:00

 Rikia Saddy in attendance. On the 40th anniversary of the publication of Margaret Atwood’s Survival, and in celebration of the publication of Rikia Saddy’s We Are Canada, this salon will feature excerpts from both texts with an eye toward developing a language through which to articulate what being Canadian means today.   Rikia”… more

“mediCINE” with Kika Thorne – NRATI

Tuesday 7 August 2012, 19:00

 mediCINEKika Thorne in attendance July 13 — August 12, 2012 Opening reception: Thursday July 12, 7 to 10pm No Reading After The Internet, cheyanne turions and the artist will host a conversation within the sculpture from 7pm on Tuesday, August 7.   mediCINEKika Thorne in attendance July 13 — August 12, 2012 Opening re”… more

“Helter Skelter” as selected by Basma Alsharif – NRATI

Thursday 12 July 2012, 17:00

 Basma Alsharif in attendance   Basma Alsharif in attendance In conjunction with A Space’s exhibition of This Story Begins and Ends with Us, a solo show of the work of Basma Alsharif, this salon will feature selections from Helter Skelter (1974), the true crime classic, which will be offered up as a way to examine an a”… more

Robin Cameron’s “T-R-U-T-H” – NRATI

Saturday 2 June 2012, 14:00

 Robin Cameron in attendance  Robin Cameron in attendance In conjunction with Art Metropole’s exhibition of Robin Cameron’s T-R-U-T-H, a selection of texts will be read aloud and discussed with the artist within the context of her exhibition at Art Metropole’s new location, which Cameron will transform into a book.  Conceived as a bo”… more

Elizabeth Alexander’s “Can you be BLACK and Look at This?” – NRATI

Tuesday 3 April 2012, 19:00

LIFT, the Images Festival and Gallery 44 present No Reading After the Internet: Elizabeth Alexander’s “Can you be BLACK and Look at This?”: Reading the Rodney King Video(s) LIFT, the Images Festival and Gallery 44 present No Reading After the Internet: Elizabeth Alexander’s “Can you be BLACK and Look at This?”: Reading the Rodney King Video(s) as s”… more

Women Game Players, Characters and Creators – NRATI

Wednesday 14 March 2012, 19:00

 LIFT and Bento Miso present  LIFT and Bento Miso present No Reading After the Internet: Women Game Players, Characters and Creators with texts selected by Jennie Faber Facilitated by Jennie Faber and cheyanne turions   The creation and consumption of video games has long been seen as the domain of men and boys. Women and girl gamers”… more

Excerpts from “Bring the Noise,” Inside the White Cube” and “The Emancipated Spectator” – NRATI

Wednesday 7 March 2012, 20:00

  LIFT and the Gendai Gallery present   LIFT and the Gendai Gallery present No Reading After the Internet: excerpts from Bring the Noise, Inside the White Cube and The Emancipated Spectator, selected in conjunction with the main Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (mMOCCA)  The main Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (mMOC”… more

Thomas Bernhard’s “The Voice Imitator: 104 Stories” as selected by Barbara Sternberg – NRATI

Wednesday 22 February 2012, 19:00

Image credit: Barbara Sternberg, in the nature of things, 16mm, 2011.  LIFT and Pleasure Dome present No Reading After the Internet: Thomas Bernhard’s The Voice Imitator: 104 Stories as selected by Barbara SternbergBarbara Sternberg in attendance In conjunction with Pleasure Dome’s world premiere presentation of Barbara Ste”… more

Annie MacDonell’s “Originality and the Avant Garde (On Art and Repetition)” – NRATI

Tuesday 31 January 2012, 19:00

 Readings inspired by Annie MacDonell’s “Originality and the Avant Garde (On Art and Repetition)” Annie MacDonell in attendance    Readings inspired by Annie MacDonell’s “Originality and the Avant Garde (On Art and Repetition)” Annie MacDonell in attendance  In conjunction with Mercer Union’s exhibition of Annie MacDonell’s “Ori”… more

“Occupy” Movements in Relation to Colonial Dynamics in Canada – NRATI

Wednesday 2 November 2011, 19:00

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  Image credit: 06 April Movement tent, Tahrir Square, Cairo, 29 June 2011. Photograph by Mona Seif. In collaboration with FUSE Magazine   Fa”… more

NRATI New York Conversations

Anton Vidokle’s New York Conversations – NRATI

Wednesday 28 September 2011, 19:00

 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 invited to stay and discuss topics raised in the film over”… more

Tomonari Nishikawa and the “Birth of Tragedy” – NRATI

Wednesday 13 July 2011, 19:00

 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 filmmaking practice. Nishikawa’s 2003 film Apollo wil”… more

Spike Milligan’s “The Goon Show” – NRATI

Monday 27 June 2011, 19:00

 Facilitated by Amy Lam, Jon McCurley and cheyanne turions   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. Curate”… more

Peter Schjeldahl’s “Of Ourselves and of Our Origins: Subjects of Art” – NRATI

Wednesday 29 June 2011, 19:00

   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 of Any Communication features works that exp”… more

Hank Bull’s Notes for a Research on Hearing – NRATI

Wednesday 25 May 2011, 19:00

   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 Hearing was born of a New Year’s day conversat”… more

Artist Talk: Beatrice Gibson – No Reading After the Internet

Friday 8 April 2011, 13:00

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.  As a special No Reading After the Internet edition of Talk to the Pie, filmmaker Beatrice Gibson has been invited t”… more

Mark Twain’s War Prayer – No Reading After the Internet

Friday 1 April 2011, 15:00

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 with the presentation of his film Vapor Trail (Clark).”… more

Ulises Carrion’s “The New Art of Making Books” – No Reading After the Internet

Thursday 17 February 2011, 19:00

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 readers alike to consider the book itself as a perfor”… more

“Radicals and Radicants” – No Reading After the Internet

Tuesday 25 January 2011, 19:00

 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 theoretical illumination on media art works and the cont”… more