Chelsea Vowel’s “The reports of our cultural deaths have always been greatly exaggerated”

Susan Hiller's "The Last Silent Movie" (2007). Photo credit: Guy L’Heureux.

Susan Hiller’s “The Last Silent Movie” (2007). Photo credit: Guy L’Heureux.

Saturday, 22 March 2013
SBC Gallery (372 Ste-Catherine west, suite 507, Montréal QC)
3 PM

As part of the exhibition A Problem So Big It Needs Other People, curated by cheyanne turions, on display at SBC Gallery in Montréal from 15 March-03 May 2014.

No Reading After the Internet is a salon series dealing with cultural texts, which are read aloud by participants. The particular urgency of the project is in reforming publics and experimenting with the act of reading, as its own media form, in our moment.

No Reading poses itself as a space for experimental learning and discussion, offering a space within which to retrace the steps used in constructing understanding, productively challenging individual and collective ways through the realms of language and interpretation. To participate in No Reading is to invoke an exuberant not-knowing, seeking out moments of collective illumination.

This salon will feature Chelsea Vowel’s essay “The reports of our cultural deaths have always been greatly exaggerated,” which was first published in FUSE Magazine and “evokes language as a key tool of self-determination for Indigenous survivors of genocide, and calls for an end to the colonial era.” [1]

For a reflection on the event, please visit cheyanne turions’s website here.