Reading Group: Affectevent • 23 Feb 2012 – 03 May 2012
In partnership with If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution, Site is hosting a series of reading group discussions exploring a number of texts relating to the notion of AFFECT. Often used interchangeably with the experience of feeling or emotion, this term can also describe an individual’s capacity to affect others and in turn to be affected by them.
The reading group forms part of the wider programme of events relating to the forthcoming solo exhibition at Site by Jeremiah Day. The sessions are facilitated by Emma Cocker, a writer-artist based in Sheffield and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University.
The first reading group is on Thursday 23 February from 6.00 – 7.30 pm, and will begin with two texts by Brian Massumi: (1.) The Autonomy of Affect, available here and (2.) Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t available here. There will also be reference to the introduction chapter ‘An Inventory of Shimmers’ from The Affect Theory Reader, (ed.) Melissa Greg and Gregory J. Seigworth, Duke University Press, 2010.
23 February – Introduction
8 March – Mobilizing Everyday Life/Fragments and Refrains
22 March – Affect and Memory: the possibility and problematic of prosthetic memory
5 April – postponed
19 April – Affective Labour; the Politics of Witnessing
3 May – Final reading group
6.00 – 7.30 pm