1. reading group
      6 July 2013

      Toronto - Appropriation and Dedication #4

      Sigmund Freud & Michael Lobel
      The Power Plant, Toronto
    2. The fourth session of the Toronto Reading Group will be hosted by The Power Plant, within Jimmy Robert's exhibition Draw the Line. The discussion will take two short texts as point of departure: Sigmund Freud's Remembering, Repeating, and Working-Through and Michael Lobel's Inappropriate Appropriation about the artist Elaine Sturtevant. The former addresses repetition, remembering and can be used as a lens with which to think through the role of writing in Robert's exhibition, and the latter introduces questions of authorship, originality, and the appropriateness of appropriation as a discourse itself. Both texts have been suggested by Jimmy Robert and have been also read as part of the course Occupation Evacuation Transmission that Robert tutored with If I Can't Dance at the Dutch Art Institute/MFA ArtEZ earlier this year.
      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution