Tue, 26 Jan | Zoom Platform

Reading Group #01 | Zombies at the speed of light - On time, (dead) matter and collective consciousness

We are glad to announce the first session of the reading group in response to our inaugural show 'The Future in Reverse'. Curated by Claudia Contu, the reading group is conducted in English and open to all, however it is recommended to book your spot in advance, since the places are limited.
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Time & Location

26 Jan, 17:00 – 18:30 CET
Zoom Platform

About the Event

eastcontemporary presents

Reading Group #01

Zombies at the speed of light 

On time, (dead) matter and collective consciousness

curated by Claudia Contu

special guest Pablo Luis Álvarez, a PhD researcher and a visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art in London

In response to: The Future in Reverse by Agata Ingarden and Agnieszka Polska

The first session of the reading group in response to our inaugural exhibition 'The Future in Reverse' by Agata Ingarden and Agnieszka Polska will take place online on 26.01.2020 at 17:00 CET via eastcontemporary’s Zoom Platform.

The activity of the reading group is based on themes, books and texts, which inspired our research or those of the artists participating in our exhibition program ‘Odds Against Tomorrow’ planned for 2020/2021.

The reading group aims to build and develop a common theoretical base helpful in thinking and discussing themes related to the wide concept of the unknown future, its possibilities and impossibilities. All meetings will have a particular thematic focus and will take the form of workshops with texts, during which we will analyze the readings, often in reference to a determined exhibition or artist, and then develop a public conversation.

The reading group is conducted in English and open to all, however it is recommended to book your spot in advance, since the places are limited. 

It is not obligatory, but we highly suggest consulting the texts before each reading session.

If you are interested in accessing the texts, please contact us at the email address: info@east-contemporary.org

Texts:

  1. S. Sheikh, It’s after the end of the world: a zombie heaven, e-flux journal, #113, November 2020. Link: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/113/359978/it-s-after-the-end-of-the-world-a-zombie-heaven/
  2. D. J. Haraway, Staying with the trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, 2014, pp. 1-8.
  3. R. Smithson, A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic, New Jersey. Originally published as The Monuments of Passaic, Artforum 6, no.4, December 1967. Links: ENG / FR - http://labibliothequefantas.free.fr/files/Robert_Smithson-Monuments_of_Passaic.pdf | ITA - https://www.kabulmagazine.com/robert-smithson-monument-passaic-new-jersey/

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