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May 16, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
No Reading After the Internet is a salon for communally reading cultural texts with an interest in reforming publics and experimenting with the act of reading, as its own media form, in our moment. Participation in No Reading is free and open to everyone, regardless of his or her familiarity with a text or its author. Texts will be handed out at the gathering, or are can be downloaded from the link below. No pre-reading or research is required.
"The Artistic Mode of Revolution", published on E-Flux this year, is a survey of the contemporary political landscape, as it relates to the denizens of the so-called 'creative class'. It is a reconciliation of discussions pertaining to gentrification, precarity, and contemporary resistance movements. Whilst it contextualizes the discussion of 'artists' and/or 'creatives' against the historical instrumentalization of this class and its precursors within the broader designs of the governing elite, the essay is interested in taking up the prospect of agency--as against or in contrast to sheer complicity. It takes the time not only to question the capacity of the corporate state to deliver convincingly on its promises to an aesthete subset of the middle class, but to pose the possibility of 'sincerity of identity' (a substance rising to meet its attendant style) as something other than a negatively foregone conclusion for this professedly progressive class.
Martha Rosler was born in Brooklyn, New York. She took her B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1965 and her M.F.A. from University of California, San Diego in 1974. Rosler works in video, photo-text, installation, and performance, and writes criticism. She has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. Her work in the public sphere ranges from everyday life — often with an eye to women's experience — and the media to architecture and the built environment. (excerpted from website: http://www.martharosler.net/)
Whether through performance art, experimental video, photographs, recipes, interventions in gallery windows, or creative andcritical writing, Randy Lee Cutler’s practice explores the aesthetics of appetite, sustenance and embodiment. She has authored numerous essays published in C Magazine, Pyramid Power, The Fillip Review, FUSE magazine, Vancouver Art & Economies, Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture, West Coast LINE, n.paradoxa, Backflash Magazine, Canadian Art and Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art on topics as diverse as digestion, truth-telling, orientalism, feminism, photography and social change. Originally from Montreal, she lives in Vancouver where she maintains an experimental relationship with pedagogy, gardening and reading.
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