Let go of your inhibitions and the ever present facade of busyness that society demands of us

In the context of our exhibition Smeared States we invited Slow Reading Club to perform a new choreographed reading session. During Kunstavond XL, which takes place from 20:00-00.00, Bryana Fritz and Henry Andersen are leading a four-hour reading performance that responds to the exhibition theme of mimicry as a rejection of what is considered natural and a strategy for co-option, self-erasure, corruption and appropriation. For this relaxing evening the Slow Reading Club curated a series of text excerpts and developed a reading protocol around them. Together with you they’ll turn the often passive act of reading into an active and sometimes alluringly physical activity. Let go of your inhibitions and the ever present facade of busyness that society demands of us; without a worry in the world, let yourself be led through intimate choreographies of reading.

Photo: Slow Reading Club “AAGGINR” at Beursschouwburg, Brussels by Cillian O’Neil

The Visitors Programme for the Slow Reading Club (Henry Andersen & Bryana Fritz) is supported by the International Visitors Programme of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

This event is part of the exhibition Smeared States, curated by programme maker Lila Athanasiadou.

About IRL

Our lives are dominated by the self-produced realities that we encounter on the internet and social media. This tension between fact and fiction touches upon the core of our leitmotiv IN REAL LIFE. The only way to escape the post-truth is to meet each other in real life. We facilitate these meetings in the form of readings, lectures, masterclasses, workshops, excursions and parties that tangibly express the ideas behind HOME | IN REAL LIFE | NETWORKS.


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