Bryana Fritz & Henry Andersen
Sat 07.0321:30 - 23:00Open Atelier (klein)
For WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST 2020, Slow Reading Club - a semi-fictional reading group initiated by Bryana Fritz and Henry Andersen - offers writings from disabled poets, shot through with constraint-based literature and experiments in memory. The session lasts between 21:30 and 00:00. Visitors are free to come and go as they please, but it is recommended to be present for the first half hour. The session aims to be attentive and flexible enough, so it remains accessible to readers of different embodiments.
Slow Reading Club deals in constructed situations for collective reading. A booklet of gathered text is portioned out and offered up for reading by an event’s public, according to a number of bodily postures and choreographies for reading. If reading is an action that is performed, might it also be choreographed? And might such choreographies open up a space of reading beyond the strictly useful definition of reading-as-comprehension.