TIMESPACE 815 PERFORMATIVE READING CIRCLE THIS SATURDAY
(Please forward to friends and colleagues in Kingston who might be interested in this pop-up event. Thank you.)
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As part of the TIMESPACE 815 trajectory of research-creation hosted by the Department of Biological Flow, we invite you to a performative reading circle in an abandoned site of late industrial capitalism.
This 420,000 sq.ft manufacturing plant has somehow managed the difficult trick of disappearing in plain sight from the local imaginary, folded into the flashier tendrils of big box retail and normative spectacle. Our performative reading circle will take place within the confines of this abandoned space, attempting to engage what Keller Easterling might describe as its ‘dispositional’ qualities. And the selected text hopefully re/animates vbibrating tendencies betwen architecture and dialogue.
We will be reading the very recent essay published in e-flux by artist and theorist Gean Moreno, titled “Notes on the Inorganic”. Moreno attempts to articulate what he refers to as ‘accelerationist aesthetics’, following contemporary strands in philosophy and art which delve into accelerationism as perhaps a mutant strategy to contend with the equally mutant fluxes of deterritorializing capitalism.
keywords: archaeology, capital, flight, clinamen, vortex, control, dust, timespace, scale, decay, inhumanity, expression, force, elasticity, fragility, acceleration, performance.
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NOTES ON THE INORGANIC
by Gean Moreno
Part I: Accelerations
Part II: Teminal Velocity
Please have read the text in advance and bring a copy of it with you on Saturday morning.
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The event begins Saturday morning at 10am. Since the outer doors are locked are require a special code to gain access, please arrive between 9:45-9:50am at the front doors of the plant, which is located just behind the retail complex on the southeast corner of Gardiners Road and Taylor Kidd Boulevard:
The event is free of charge. If you would like to attend, please join the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/594843917260600/) or reply to this email so we know to expect you. Cheers.