History

The impetus for No Reading After the Internet began in 2008, with the series Thought on Film, which cheyanne turions programmed at Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society in Vancouver. The series, which introduced the social reading of texts that paralleled films, often coincided with DIM Cinema, a monthly artists moving images series at The Pacific Cinematheque, programmed by Amy Kazymerchyk. turions, Kazymerchyk and Alex Muir collaborated on numerous projects through DIM Cinema, Cineworks, VIVO Media Arts Centre and the Signal + Noise Media Arts Festival. When turions left Cineworks in 2010, she drew Thought on Film to a close. No Reading After the Internet was conceived of by Muir in 2010. Though it maintained the form and structure of Thought on Film, it departed from cinema, to address cultural production more broadly. It was initiated and organized by Muir and Kazymerchyk at VIVO Media Arts Centre, where it was programmed monthly until Fall 2012. Shortly after its initial gathering, turions introduced the project to Toronto, in a roaming programme situated at numerous centres and spaces.

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