On Friday 26 August, the Sister Reading Group in São Paulo will continue with the fifth session of their ongoing Reading Group, which is currently focused on If I Can’t Dance’s research field of Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015–2016). The São Paulo Reading Group is organized by Andrea Lanzoni, Paula Ordonhes and Monica Rizzolli and is hosted at their collective studio, located in downtown São Paulo at Rua Major Sertório, 234, República.
For its fifth meeting the group will watch Chris Marker’s 1983 film Sans Soleil. As in many of Marker's films, Sans Soleil is assembled through a collage of images, text and sounds, that build complex dialogues between history, events, memory and time. In Sans Soleil this occurs as a free-form travelogue that journeys from Africa to Japan, and incorporates verbal ruminations on the nature of human memory: its nuances, fallibility, and perceptual shifts.
The screening of Sans Soleil will follow on from discussions commenced in the previous session of the Reading Group, in which the group read Vladimir Safatle's Por um conceito "antipredicativo" de reconhecimento, which translates as For an “anti-predicative” concept of recognition (2015).