The Reading Room

The Reading Room is a series of reading groups revolving around short texts provided by invited guests – contemporary artists, cultural theorists, philosophers and researchers – who join us to provide insight, context and perspective on the topics at hand. The Reading Room is a joint cooperation between the artist-initiatives Platform for Thoughts in Motion and iii. It is curated by Sissel  Marie Tonn and Jonathan Reus. It was hosted at GEMAK in 2015 and is hosted at Stroom Den Haag since 2016.

Editions:

Reading Room #1: On the Archaeology of Imaginary Media
text and reading by Eric Kluitenberg
March 30 2015

Reading Room #2: What Is the Measure of Nothingness?
text by Karen Barad, reading Sher Doruff & Toni Pape
April 20th 2015

Reading Room #3: Every Painter Recapitulates the History of Painting in His or Her Own Way
text by Gilles Deleuze, reader Rick Dolphijn
May 21th 2015

Reading Room #4: Feeling and Form
text by Susanne K. Langer, reader: Iris van der Tuin
December 3rd 2015

Reading Room #5: Natural-Born Cyborgs
text by Andy Clark, reader Wybo Houkes
November 18th 2015

Reading Room #6: Noise as Pure Potential
text: Michel Serres and Friedrich Kittler, readers: Jamie Allen & Will Schrimshaw
January 10th 2016

Reading Room #7: Subtraction and Differentiation
text: Deleuze and Simondon, readers: Jamie Allen & Will Schrimshaw
January 14th 2016

Reading Room #8 – We Have Decided Not To Die 
with guest readers Charlotte Farrell & Toni Pape
Stroom Den Haag, March 24th 2016

Reading Room #9 – We Have Decided Not To Die
with guest readers Charlotte Farrell & Toni Pape
Architecture walk Rotterdam, March 31st 2016

Reading Room #10-11 – Failure in Art – Cruel Optimism, Irony and Potentiality
Guest reader Thijs Witty
Stroom Den Haag, June 4th and August 4th 2016

Reading Room #12 – Tactical Media
Guest Reader:  Eric Kluitenberg
Stroom Den Haag, September 4th 2016

Reading Room #13-14 – Becoming Monstrous
Guest Readers:  Maciej Ozog & Marco Donnarumma
Stroom Den Haag, October 6th and 14th 2016

Reading Room #15 – Ecologies of Existence
Guest Readers: Christoff Brunner & Yvonne Volkart
Stroom Den Haag, March 29th 2017

Reading Room #16 – Ecologies of Existence
Guest Readers: Christoff Brunner & Julia Bee
Stroom Den Haag, April 29th 2017

Reading Room #17 – Anarchival Practices – Lived Histories of Dance, Cinema, and Social Practice
Guest Readers: Alanna Thain, Christoph Brunner
Stroom Den Haag, June 2nd 2017

Reading Room #18 – Anarchival Practices – Lived Histories of Dance, Cinema, and Social Practice
Guest Reader: Alanna Thain
Stroom Den Haag, June 16 2017

‘In the Reading Room I was able to discuss in person some topics I am very interested in but had no possibility to in my academic environment. It’s a real privilege to be able to talk with acclaimed authors in the field, to ask questions directly. The selection of guests has been great and the small group format allows for intimate discussions. Reading Room platform filled in a gap I felt studying at a music school, that is to be able to discuss contemporary cultural, philosophical theory. It has also served as a platform for building a social network in the city, discussions carried on outside the Reading Room itself.’

Donatas Tubutis
Sonology student, Royal Conservatoire The Hague