Nicholas Bourriaud’s “Radicals and Radicants” (Vancouver)

March’s Reading: “Radicals and Radicants” from The Radicant by Nicholas Bourriaud
Thursday, 17 March 2011
VIVO Media Arts (1965 Main Street), Vancouver BC
Facilitated by Alex Muir and cheyanne turions

In conjunction with DIM Cinema’s presentation of The Permanent Longing for Elsewhere, a screening curated by cheyanne turions, March’s reading will explore Nicholas Bourriaud’s idea of what it means to be radicant. Following modernism’s attempts to distill essential essences, to postmodernism’s acceptance of cultural clutter, to the negotiating impulse of today’s altermodernity, Bourriaud crafts a botanical metaphor for the specific reality of how the immigrant, the exile, the tourist, and the urban wanderer have become the dominant figures of contemporary culture.

Participation in No Reading After the Internet is free and open to everyone, regardless of their familiarity with a text or its author. Texts will be handed out at the salon. No pre-reading or research is required.

Participants are encouraged to attend the related screening:

The Permanent Longing for Elsewhere
as part of DIM Cinema
Pacific Cinémathèque (1131 Howe)
Monday, 21 March 2011