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YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP 171 – Reading & Performance

Performances November 4, 2021 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm

YGRG171 invites the audience for a collective reading session weaving together quotations & texts.

YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP is a project by artist duo Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, which came into existence as an actual, weekly reading group in their Berlin flat in 2013. Since then, under this extended serial performative project, the artists have organized more than 170 reading groups and performances at a sustained pace and at a large variety of locations. Young Girl Reading Group started from a collective reading of texts which explore broadly the intersections between gender and technology. YGRG investigates the act of reading as an intimate experience, holding the potentiality to become public performance through the «outlouding» of words.

YGRG171 invites the audience for a collective reading session weaving together quotations of such writers as Octavia Butler, Michelle Murphy, Simone Weil and others with Eastern-European mythology and folklore into a nonlinear narrative. For Gawęda and Kulbokaitė, the nonlinear system of narration first and foremost refers to stories with no specific author - stories typical of folklore undergoing constant retellings, therefore, mutating with time. As artists, they are interested in the collective creative process and the belief systems created by the communities. Such narration introduces diverse points of view, a polyphony in resistance to the hierarchies of the single (usually white male) author, offering alternative ways of understanding history and a possibility for re-rediscovering missing and forgotten stories. In this way, the collective reading session will parallel Korakrit Arunanondchai’s work placing embodied text at the very center.

  • In English
  • Free admission
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  • The number of participants is limited. Please register for the event.

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