**The Open Reading Group is fully booked**
On Saturday 27 January, If
I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution will host its first
Open Reading Group for the current programme VII (2017–2018), Social Movement. For this we have invited artistic researcher, experimental performer, and body practitioner ELLE (elke van campenhout) to lead the session. For the day we will read Giorgio Agamben's 'Movement' (2005), Judith Butler's 'Rethinking Vulnerability in Resistance' (2016), and Shannon Jackson's 'Working Publics' (2011).
This session will take place at the If I Can't Dance office at Westerdok 606-608, Amsterdam from 10am – 5pm. The session is free and lunch is provided.
To sign-up to participate and receive the reading materials, please write to Anik Fournier via firstname.lastname@example.org
. Space is limited.
This session also marks a transition in the operation of If I Can't Dance's Reading Group. The Reading Group has
always been the backbone for the curatorial research into the field of inquiry
of each biannual programme. Instead of the monthly
gathering, the Reading Group now has two parallel ways of operating. First, the
If I Can’t Dance team has developed an ongoing reading practice that
underscores its role within curatorial work. Every two weeks the team makes a
selection of texts related to its current productions and meets to discuss these
in closed sessions, embedding the practice of reading and conversation within
the day-to-day operations of If I Can’t Dance and the development of its
projects with artists and researchers. These texts will be documented in a
bibliography, available here, which will be updated regularly so that
interested readers can follow along.
Second, the Reading Group
will open to the public twice a year for more intense working sessions in which
specific questions and areas of struggle will be presented and unpacked through
collective reflection. Similar to the Open Reading Groups in previous years,
the intention is to broaden the field of what is considered text, and to
experiment with forms of reading together by finding ways to explore the material
both discursively and in embodied ways. Artists or guest contributors will
occasionally be invited to lead a session.