#ReadingClub #furtherfield #McKenzie Wark #ARPANET dialogues

POSTED BY: Annie Abrahams | Wed Oct 16th, 2013 11:05 a.m.
LOCATION: online

On October 21st and 22nd you are welcome online for two ReadingClub sessions organised with Furtherfield.

At 8pm London time go to and wait for the performance to start. There is a chatwindow where you can exchange, discuss and comment the performance.
Find your local time :

October 21st 8pm London time
How will Aileen Derieg, Cornelia Sollfrank, Dmytri Kleiner and Marc Garrett react to the chunk of A Hacker Manifesto by McKenzie Wark.[version 4.0] we prepared for them. How will they read and rewrite it. Did something change since 2004?

October 22nd 8pm London time
Alessandro Ludovico, Jennifer Chan, Lanfranco Aceti and Ruth Catlow will be confronted with a part of the ARPANET dialogues from 1975 -1976.
What we thought to be a historic moment when figures from within and without the established art cannon first encountered the disruptive effects of digital network communications, turned out to be an ongoing research project by Bassam El Baroni, Jeremy Beaudry and Nav Haq.

This pre-Internet chatroom conversation between Jim Henson, Ayn Rand, Yoko Ono and Sidney Nolan is fake. But it's amazing. Robert Gonzalez in io9. December 2012.

Ronald Reagan has joined the chatroom Interview by Richard Fischer, CultureLab with Jeremy Beaudry, one of the artists behind the project. April 2011.

Reading Club is a project by Emmanuel Guez and Annie Abrahams, which proposes a text and an interpretive arena to 4 readers. These readers write together their reading of a text inside the text itself. The audience sees an evolving, cinematographic picture of thoughts and collaborative writing in the making. The project supported by the Dicréam.

Reading Club is
* an intertextual play and an interpretive arena
* a device to explore reading on the web
* a factory of moving texts
* testing (once more) the status of the author
* a place where the public has a voice
More information

You can find archives of the Reading Club session based on a text by Mez, with Alan Sondheim, Curt Cloninger, Helen Varley Jamieson, Lucille Calmel and Pascale Gustin here :

November 19 Jeu de Paume, Paris + online - text by Raymond Queneau
Décembre 6 11h, session OUDEIS, Mont Aigoual + en ligne.