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Hosted by Eloise Sweetman, Sol Archer, and Marco Balesteros, the informal reading group meets fortnightly with soup and a new text to read together. The trajectory or theme of the reading group emerges over time and is determined by the group, which changes from meeting to meeting. In this way, the reading group turns the studio into a communal meeting place and the sharing of a varying range of knowledges and voices. There is no expectation to prepare for the readings in advance, but you are welcome to do so should you wish. We also welcome anyone that would like to listen, as there is no pressure to read aloud. The reading group is open to anyone who wishes to join in. Email mail@eloisesweetman.com to let us know that you will be attending and to receive the text in advance. We also invite you to bring an ingredient for the soup.

Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Dates: 24 November, 6 December, 20 December, 10 January, 24 January, 14 February, 28 February

Reading List

14 February

co-organised with Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti
Main text
On the Gradual Construction of Thoughts During Speech' by Heinrich von Kleis, translated by Michael Hamburger
Companion Piece
Metanoia: Speculative Ontology of Language by Armen Avanessian and Anke Hennig

24 January

Main text
Notes on the Melody of Things by Rainer Maria Rilke
Companion Piece
Johanna Macy - A Wild Love for the World, an interview with Krista Tippett from the podcast 'On Being'

10 January

Main text
Scenography of Friendship by Svetlana Boym

20 December

Main text
Mimicry and Legendary Psychathentis by Roger Caillois

Companion Pieces
The Copy that is not a Copy from Mimesis & Alterity: A Particular History of the Senses by Michael Taussig
Room Under the Stairs’ (1993) By Fischli and Weiss
On the New by Boris Groys

6 December

Main text
Self-portrait and On Vigilance from Confabulations by John Berger

Companion Pieces
Discourse on the Logic of Language by M. NourbeSe Philip
Jean-Luc Godard’s 2 or 3 Things I Know about Her (Fragment)
Autumn by Ali Smith (Fragment)
Mimicry and Legendary Psychathentis by Roger Callois

24 November

Main text
The Storyteller by Walter Benjamin

Companion Pieces
Know-how and No-How: stopgap notes on “method” in visual art as knowledge production by Sarat Maharaj
Playing and Knowing from Homo Ludens by Johan Huizinga

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