As part of its long-term investigation into collaborative and participatory practices, ADA will continue its research in Berlin in two parts. Firstly, by activating six reading sessions in which different texts will be discussed and secondly by organizing two, semi-public breakfast sessions with two members of ADA and selected participants from Berlin and abroad
During these six sessions, texts reflecting on artistic production, modes of communication, political positioning and the meaning produced will be jointly and actively explored in a friendly and relaxed environment. Each ADA member selected a text from a personal/ artistic position, which reflects on the subject of collaboration and collectivity. The texts were selected in dialogue with the other selected texts, resulting in a connected program.
During the residency we split up the group. This allows for the same text to be read at the same moment at two different locations. With this collective reading exercise, ADA also investigates possibilities of ‘remote collectivity’.
We kindly ask everyone who is interested in participating in the reading group to read the text in advance. Links to the texts can be found below.
Please note: The Reading Group sessions will be announced in more detail via ADA Facebook (Please make sure you like us, if you are interested). Each reading group will take place at a different location. Meeting point for the Berlin Reading Group is in front of the Haus des Lehrers, Alexanderstrasse 9, Berlin. The meeting point for the Rotterdam Reading Group is ADA, Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam.
The Reading List:
The Gift by Marcel Mauss (selected pages)
Violence by Slavoj Zizek (Chapter 2 Fear Thy Neigbour as Thyself!)
18 December | 18.30
The Tyranny of Structurelessness by Jo Freeman aka Joreen
Tuesday 18 December 2012 | 18:30 - 20:30
Meeting point: Alexanderstraße 9, 10179 Berlin