No Reading After the Internet

Out-Loud Reading Group, Facilitated by cheyanne turions

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:00 pm

Hosted by LIFT – Liason of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (1137 Dupont)

Peter Schjeldahl’s “Of Ourselves and of Our Origins: Subjects of Art”

No Reading After the Internet is a free monthly series in which a selected text is read aloud and discussed. The event is co-presented with the Liason of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

Peter Schjeldahl’s “Of Ourselves and of Our Origins: Subjects of Art” has been selected to compliment the exhibition The Normal Condition of Any Communication. Curated by cheyanne turions, The Normal Condition of Any Communication features works that explore the potential of participating in conversations that extend beyond a person’s particular subject position.

Within Peter Schjeldahl’s critique about whether or not it is possible to speak sensibly about what we like about art, he raises an important point about the negative import of identities that demarcate difference. In response, he proposes a non-political pronoun of “we” without “they,” thereby hinting at the nebulous thing that happens in an experience of great art. This utopic proposal of Schjeldahl’s is a place to begin imagining communication across distance from.

Participation in No Reading After the Internet is free and open to everyone, regardless of their familiarity with a text or its author. Texts will be handed out at the salon. No pre-reading or research is required.

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