Platform Event: Walk-and-Talk Reading Groupevent • 27 Aug 2015
Thursday evening’s Walk and Talk Reading Group has been postponed – the event will now take place later in the year. In the meantime, artists Anna Chrystal Stephens and Glen Stoker are working towards the final residency event – The Knack: A Pub (Style) Quiz taking place in the gallery, on August 26th. Additionally, the pair’s library and info resource centre – The Building Society – is open daily (Tuesdays to Saturdays) through until August 27th. The Building Society is an installation containing over 200 books, magazines and manuals relating to the project residency.
For this Reading Group event, Platform artists Glen Stoker and Anna Chrystal Stephens are proposing to take to the land. Participants are invited to bring a short text, in response to a base text chosen by the artists. The chosen text is taken from Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari; Publisher – Vintage, London, 2011. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy.
Over the course of a 1-hour circular walk, each participant’s text will be read out in turn, along the route. The texts should be no longer than 2 minutes, when read aloud. There are no parameters to the choice of text – they can be anything; fact or fiction, theory, comedy, lyrics – as long as they relate or react in some way to the given text. At the end of the hour, we will convene in a pub to discuss the chosen texts, and the themes arising from the walk-and-talk.
Please wear sensible footwear and wear/bring clothes for any weather eventuality – bring a brolly!