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Reading at Random, or Turning the Page (or Singing out of Doors) - Simon Asencio

wed 01/01/2020 > sun 19/01/2020

The voice that broke the silence of the forest was the voice of Anon

I would like to invite you to a reading. A reading of and for multiple voices, to invoke figures, characters and myths from another time; a time prior to the formation of the author, prior to the narrative omniscience of the writer, prior to the internal voice of the individual reader.This reading will be based on a work by Virginia Woolf. She had begun to set down ideas for a book she first called. Reading at Random and, later, Turning the Page. When she brought her life to an end, she left this project unfinished. In spite of its incomplete state, the corpus of the text lives through the writing of others: a body made of quotes, evocations, annotated and edited fragments. Perhaps attending to this body of works is attending to a whole story of kinship in writing and reading, is attending to a subtext that lifts a song from other people’s lips.

A communal reading plotted by and with (in random order): Virginia Woolf, Brenda R. Silver, Daniel Tiffany, rile*, Maria DiBattista, Clarissa Dalloway, Robin Hood, Paula Almiron, William Caxton, Ursula Le Guin, Hugh Latimer, the departed and forthcoming Anons, Lancelot and Morgan le Fay, Stefan Govaart, Shakespeare and the Elizabethans, Clara Amaral, Anne Carson, Lady Anne Bacon, Luciani Giovanni, Eleonora Federici, Emily Kopley, the witches of North Berwick, Samuel Delany, Fredrik Floen, Eothen Stearn, Robert Glück, Christiane Blattmann, Macbeth, Orlando,...

Hosted by Rile* Elaborated with the support of Triangle France–Astérides, Marseille, Ujazdowski Castle for Contemporary Arts in Warsaw and Flanders State of the Arts.

This residency is part of the production collaboration with Bâtard festival 2020
Presentation Friday 31rst January 2020 —15:00