Reading as Art

‘Reading as Art’ will be on public display from Saturday 27 August through to Saturday 19 November 2016. The works included in the exhibition find different means to foreground and to investigate the activity of reading: the forms it can take (silent reading, reading aloud, spontaneous reading, purposeful reading, and so on), the matter of reading (the book, the screen, the space of the page), the bodies that engage in it and the contexts in which it occurs. All of the works are concerned to make reading manifest in some way; in so doing, they each show – differently – how reading is its own form of making.

The image on the invitation is Fact by Craig Dworkin, 2016. The text records the relative molecular weights of the neurotransmitters activated when it is read.

Please save this date, Friday 7th October 2016 for the private view of the exhibition from 6-9pm with live performances from Jérémie Bennequin and Carol Sommer. Also, Kate Briggs’ Paper Size Poems will be performed…everyone is very welcome.

reading as art

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