1. reading group
      25 January 2014

      Toronto - Appropriation and Dedication #7

      Pauline Oliveros
      Art Metropole, Toronto
    2. Following the December session of the Toronto Reading Group which was a collaboration with cheyanne turions and No Reading After the Internet along with Gabby Moser and No Looking After the Internet, the first reading group for 2014 takes place on Saturday, January 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas Street West.

      For the October session led by Corinn Gerber we collectively read a text for multiple voices that she composed in response to the writing of the Milan Women's Bookstore collective. Among the voices included was that of Sylvère Lotringer, who speaking about the work of Kathy Acker stated:

      "Indeed, the “I” is not belonging to anyone or rather belongs to everyone. As soon as one says “I”, one appropriates language, or language appropriates you.  The “I” is not a means of reinforcing subjectivity, but on the contrary, a means of borrowing a subjectivity which is not yours, and which, to bring this to an end, does not belong to anyone.”

      For this session we will encounter some text scores by American composer, educator, and musician Pauline Oliveros as models for speech and exchange that ask a question of "we" instead of "I" for collective dialogue and listening.

      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution