We will read the text “Viscosity”, an excerpt of Timothy Morton’s book Hyperoobjects. The author is a contemporary thinker famous for his collaboration with Björk and Olafur Eliasson. The event will allow the participants to get familiar with Morton’s way of thinking and his key concepts. We will discuss moreover the state of philosophy and ecology after the end of the world.
In Western culture there is a common belief that reading is an activity carried out in solitude and silence. Our Co-reading series has a different assumption: let's read in a community, let's read aloud - solo, in a duet, in unison. Editors of Czas Kultury as well as friends of the editorial office invite you to meetings during which they will share their own reading fascinations and encourage interpretations, discussions and polemics. The role of the moderator is to select texts, while the role of the participants is to co-create a one-time, fleeting and yet very important space for dialogue. We want to emphasize the performative dimension of meetings, so we assume that they are unpredictable, adventurous and challenging. Even if there is no canon of rouges' books anymore, our common rouges' readings can still transform us.
Whoever reads aloud in the community reads twice.