The Entangled Readers
Ongoing Study Group
As Entangled Readers we practice ways in which text and language might resonate with, and be digested by, the bodies present in the room. We approach reading as a collective, dialogical, and full body activity. By engaging sensorial methodologies with critical thinking we attempt to become receptive to the knowledge present on the page, under our skin and within the spaces between. We explore what tools and conditions might assist us to think through current political climates and open up space for alternative socialities and imaginaries to emerge.
The Entangled Readers is initiated by artists Zoë Scoglio and Lucie Draai, acting as a point of connection and opening up of their practices and research. Previous sessions have been held at Shimmer (Rotterdam), and Hot Wheels Projects (Athens) as part of the Dutch Art Institute and Van Abbemuseum COOP Academy. During this time a slow collective reading of Oswald de Andrade’s ‘The Manifesto Antropofago’ (The Cannibalist Manifesto) was undertaken, along with Denise Ferreira Da Silva’s text ‘On Difference Without Separability’.
Upcoming: The Entangled Readers will be part of Hordaland kunstsenter’s first Summer Academy, taking place 8 - 13 August 2019.