Reading Room: archive of programme

Archive of screenings from Nov-Dec 2013

A series of missed-out-on events replayed at the Reading Room at Open School East. Each week we pick an event we missed out on seeing live and haven’t had time to sit down and watch the recording of since. The screenings are open to anyone to drop-in and watch with us and suggestions of future recordings to watch or listen to are always welcomed.

Wednesday 6 November
Claire Bishop – Participation and Spectacle: Where Are We Now
From: Creative Time, September 2011

Part of a programme of talks around, an exhibition which explored over 20 years of cultural projects emphasising participation, dialogue, community engagement and activism.

Suggested by Ania Bas (connected to a collection of texts collated for the Walking Reading Group, which set off from Open School East on 30 October – available from the Reading Room).

Wednesday 13 November 2013
The Vast Space: Time of Revolutions Becoming
From: Tate Modern, May 2012

With Drucilla Cornell on ‘The Site of Revolution’, David Harvey on ‘The Spaces of Anti-capitalist Transition’ and Achille Mbembe on ‘Zero-World’. Chaired by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

Intro – 10:58

Drucilla Cornell – 28:12

David Harvey – 36:53

Panel discussion – 01:09:15

Wednesday 20 November 2013
Spaces of Transformation: Continuity/Infinity
From: Tate Modern, May 2012

A conversation with Olafur Eliasson, Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel. Chaired by Catherine Malabou.

Intro – 9:48

Bruno Latour – 24:55

Peter Weibel – 22:37

Olafur Eliasson – 28:49

Panel discussion – 54 mins

Wednesday 27 November 2013
The Wire Salon – Blow Up: The Legacy Of Bomb Culture (audio only)

From: Cafe Oto, July 2010

David Toop, Mathieu Copeland and Rob Chapman discuss the practices and philosophies of underground art and music from the 1960s. This event was part of the exhibition Blow Up: Exploding Sound And Noise at Flat Time House in 2010.

As this was an audio lecture, we made Vietnamese summer rolls to keep our eyes and hands occupied at the same time. For the recipe see HERE.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

A selection of films documenting and responding to the UK underground scene in the 1960s, and in particular the synergy between these artists, musicians and film-makers who were active in the south of England at that time.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Ekaterina Degot: Apt-Art and the Trekhprudny Squat as Case Studies of Artists Curating

From: Afterall’s Symposium ‘Artist as Curator’ symposium, November 2012

Ekaterina Degot presents some examples of unoffical or ‘fake’ galleries set up by artists in the 1980s and early 1990s in Moscow, including the Apt-art (apartment-art) gallery and Trekhprudny Squat.