This exposition shares practices and reflections generated through the collaboration Reading on Reading, a series of exercises and experiments for exploring different 'ecologies of reading' that were developed by
Emma Cocker, Cordula Daus and Lena Séraphin whilst working together in the Research Pavilion, Venice, 2019. Drawing on their different research interests around language, Cocker, Daus and Séraphin explored different practices of 'reading on reading' at various locations within the Sala del Camino, Venice. This exposition presents the various reading-scores tested and explored in and through the collaboration Reading on Reading: Ecologies of Reading, alongside reflection on the questions and concerns emerging within this shared enquiry. Whilst operating as a document or archive of a specifically time-bound research activity, the intent is that the various reading-scores could also be activated by other readers.
Convocation – from com ‘with, together’ and vocare ‘to call’. We call for a gathering of language-based practices: from the wordless corporeality of body language to the virtuality of digital text, from the voicing of spoken utterance to the textility of words on a page. Textorium – a notion that etymologically pertains to weaving and braiding, the weaver and the woven. For phenomenologist Max van Manen the term refers to the writerly space of reflection, the experiential world of the text as it opens up for the receptive writer and reader. But how can the ‘taken-for-grantedness’ of language be put into question? How can language-based practices enable us to encounter ‘things’ anew? From textorium to sensorium, a reciprocal space for coming together through a material encounter with language experienced in its diversity.
How do we experience language’s activity, affectivity, ambiguity, capacity, corporeality, density, elasticity, ephemerality, fluidity, fragility, illegibility, instability, intensity, inter-subjectivity, hybridity, materiality, multiplicity, musicality, occasionality, opacity, performativity, physicality, plasticity, porosity, potentiality, relationality, simultaneity, sensibility, sensitivity, sonority, spatiality, syn¬chronicity, tonality, temporality, visuality, vitality?
Convocation invites exploration of the how-ness of language within practices of: Addressing | Calling | Conversing | Describing | Dialoguing | Disrupting | Drawing | Echoing | Effacing | Evoking | Fictioning | Invoking | Listening | Misunderstanding | Moving | Muting | Naming | Questioning | Reading | Redacting | Spacing | Speaking | Summoning | Transcribing | Translating | Voicing | Wording | Writing | ____ ing
Convocation is a 3-day event on expanded language-based practices taking place within the frame of the Research Pavilion, Venice, 16 - 18 June 2019.
Hosted by Emma Cocker, Cordula Daus and Lena Séraphin in co-operation with Alex Arteaga. A collaboration between research cells Through Phenomena Themselves, Disruptive Processes and AIRA.
16 – 18 June 2019
10.00 – 20.00
Sala del Camino + theatre, Giudecca, Venice
Within the frame of the Research Pavilion