1. reading group
      2 April 2014

      Toronto - Appropriation and Dedication #8

      Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin, Naomi Pearce
      Art Metropole, Toronto
    2. Following the January session of the Toronto Reading Group which was anchored upon the text scores of Pauline Oliveros, the next session takes place on Wednesday 2 April from 7 to 9pm at Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas Street West.

      Together we will screen Letter to Jane (1972), the final film produced by the Dziga Vertov Group. Here, an image of Jane Fonda in Hanoi originally published in L'Express is appropriated by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin.

      Afterwards our discussion of the film will be informed by a discussion of a text that was written in response to it, Naomi Pearce's 'Letter to Jane (After Godard and Gorin).' Continuing our consideration of the conditions of collective dialogue from the Milan Women's Bookstore collective to the sonic meditations of Pauline Oliveros, Pearce moves from Godard and Gorin's deconstruction of Fonda's image body to body image: Jane Fonda's Workout as a form of consciousness raising.
      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution