Thursday 20 September 2012. Part of ADA's Cabinet.
During a residency at AiR Berlin Alexanderplatz, ADA continued its long-term investigation into collaborative and participatory practices, 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 were 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.
The reading group took place both in Berlin and in Rotterdam, each time at a different location.
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