The Power Plant

No Reading After The Internet

Sat Aug 22 2015

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


The Power Plant

No Reading After the Internet is a salon series where cultural texts are read aloud by participants. The salon series takes its cues from artists; the texts are a means for interpreting an artist’s work, and an artist’s work is a way of understanding the texts.

Reflecting the collaborative strategies at play in the current exhibition, Eminent Domain, artists Bik Van der Pol have compiled selections from articles and essays that have been instrumental in developing the project. Reading will include excerpts from Bruno Latour’s Agency at the Time of the Anthropocene and Bernd Scherer’s The Monsters.

For the salon, no pre-reading or research is required. Instead, participants are invited to improvise an understanding of the texts collectively, which will be made available at the event. To participate in No Reading is to invoke an exuberant not-knowing.

cheyanne turions is an independent writer and curator, and the director of No Reading After the Internet (Toronto).