20-23 January 2014 / SMBA, Amsterdam / Casco, Utrecht /
In the context of the exhibition ‘Made in Commons’ by Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) and Kunci Yogyakarta and in Collaboration with Casco, Utrecht, Read-in likes to invite you to the workshop ‘Regimes of Memorizing’ in which we continue our research into the political, material and physical implications of collective reading and the situatedness of any kind of reading activity.
In this workshop we will focus on the links between reading and memorizing and experiment with memorizing collectively, referencing the varied aural/oral histories of Sojouner Truth’s speech, “Ain’t I a woman?”, (1851, Ohio). Stemming from the divergent transcriptions and testimonies of Truth’s orating, we explore techniques of (re/dis)locating and embodying text, (un-)disciplinary pedagogies and listening intonationally.
-Kristien van den Brande (writer-performer, Brussels) and Mari Matre Larsen (choreographer, Amsterdam) are members of a larger group of people memorising books of their choice in the context of the project “Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine” initiated by choreographer Mette Edvardsen. Together they form a library collection consisting of living books.
-Katrine Smiet: PhD-researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen. Her research is about the history of feminist ideas, with an emphasis on how theories and ideas travel – historically, geographically as well s socio-politically. By examining how the figure and the story of Sojourner Truth has been taken up in different moments, locations and academic disciplines, the research explores how feminist theorizing on intersectionality and race/ethnicity has developed.
20th-23rd January, 2014
11-16h Workshop at Casco Storefront, Voorstraat 88, Utrecht.
*We will meet at Casco Storefront and depart to other locations, such as different public and private libraries and bookstores including Rooie Rat and Savannah Bay.
23rd January, 2014
17h Presentation at SMBA, Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam.
Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org