SPATIAL READING / METAMORPHOSES
3rd MEETING 08.12.2015
INVITED GUEST: VILMA LUOSTARINEN IN COLLABORATION
WITH BARBARA AMALIE SKOVMAND THOMSEN
Metamorphoses is a series of sensory and material explorations beyond the human and non-human divide.
How to read:
1. In this meeting the relationship between language and matter is investigated.
2. You will read through both your mind and senses.
3. Gather in a group of 5–10 people in a dimly lit room. Sit down in a circle.
4. Pass the text fragments around the circle and read them out loud.
5. Listen to the sound. Use raw materials, such as fat, to build something together in the middle of the circle. Try to think as little as possible.
6. Reflect on the feelings, thoughts and images that the experiment evoked. Were there any connections between the first and second parts of the experiment, between the intellectual and ‘bodily’ ways of reading?
Abram, Daniel. Becoming Animal (Text excerpt). Mythic Imagination Institute, 2010.
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Abramovic, Marina. Statements (Quote). 1992.
Ackerman, Diane. A Natural History of the Senses (Recommended book). Random House, 1990.
Ackerman, Diane. Deep Play (Text excerpt). Random House, 1999.
Andersson, E. N. Ecologies of the Heart (Recommended book). Oxford University Press, 1996.
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Bateson, Gregory. Steps to an ecology of mind (Full text). Jason Aronson, 1987.
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Bilgraami, Akeel. Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment (Recommended book). Harvard University Press, 2014.
Birnbaum, Daniel and Olsson, Anders. As a Weasel Sucks Eggs: An Essay on Melancholy and Cannibalism (Recommended book). Sternberg Press, 2008.
Borer, Alain. The Essential Joseph Beuys (Recommended book). Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Bortoft, Henri. The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way of Science (Recommended book). Floris Books, 1996.
Campbell, Joseph. The Power of Myth (Recommended book). Anchor Books, 1988.
Cixous, Hélène. Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing (Text excerpt). Columbia University Press, 1993.
Dallmayr, Fred. Return to Nature? An Ecological Counterhistory (Recommended book). The University Press of Kentucky, 2011.
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Derrida, Jacques. The Animal That Therefore I Am (Text excerpt). Trans. David Wills. Critical Inquiry, Vol. 28, No. 2, 369-418. 2002.
Deleuze, Gilles and Guattari, Felix. A Thousand Plateaus (Full text). Trans. Brian Massumi. University of Minnesota Press, 1987.
Doniger, Wendy; Eliade, Mircea and Trask, Willard. Shamanism (Reviewed text). Published by Princeton University Press, 2004.
Eco, Umberto. The Book of Legendary Lands (Reviewed text). 2013.
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Eliade, Mircea. The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion (Full text). Trans. Willard R. Trask. Book Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1917.
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Goethe. Metamorphosis of Plants and modern Plant Genetics (Full text). Trans. Peer Schilperoord-Jarke. 2000.
Gottschall, Jonathan. The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (Recommended book). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Greer, John Michael. The blood of the earth (Recommended book). Scarlet Imprint, 2012.
Guattari, Félix. The Three Ecologies (Full text). Trans. Ian Pindar and Paul Sutton. The Athlone Press, 2000.
Harding, Stephen. Animate Earth (Film trailer). Animate Earth and Angel TV, 2014.
Harvey, Graham. Animism (Recommended book). Columbia University Press, 2005.
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Hume, Lynne. Portals (Text excerpt). Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007.
Kafka, Franz. Metamorphosis (Full text). Trans. David Wyllie. The Project Gutenberg EBook, 2005.
Kastner, Jeffrey. Nature (Recommended book). MIT Press, 2012.
Klein, Naomi. This Changes Everything (Recommended book and film). 2014.
Kolbert, Elizabeth. The Sixth Extinction (Recommended book). Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.
Lucretius. The Nature of the Universe (Full text). Trans. William Ellery Leonard. Written 50 B.C.E.
Lussier, Mark. Blake’s Deep Ecology, or the Ethos of Otherness (Text excerpt). Vol. 35, No. 3, Green Romanticism, 393–408. Boston University, 1996.
Machon, Josephine. Immersive Theatres (Recommended book). Macmillan Education UK, 2013.
Marten, Gerald G. Human ecology (Full text). Earthscan Publications, 2001.
Miller, William Ian. The Anatomy of Disgust (Recommended book). Harvard University Press, 1997.
Monbiot, George. Feral (Text review). 2013.
Morley, Simon. The Sublime (Recommended book). MIT Press, 2010.
Mouffe, Chantal. Agonistics (Recommended book). Verso Books, 2013.
Ovid. Metamorphoses (Full text). Trans. Sir Samuel Garth and John Dryden, et al. Written 1 A.C.E.
Pallasmaa, Juhani. The Eyes of The Skin: Architecture and the Senses (Text excerpt). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.
Ranciere, Jacques. Dissensus (Full text). Continuum International Publishing, 2010.
Roffe, Jon and Stark, Hannah. Deleuze and the Non/Human (Text excerpt). Palgrave MacMillan, 142–162, 2015.
Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Imaginary (Full text). Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2004.
Schumacher, Claude. Artaud on Theatre (Recommended book). Ivan R Dee, Inc, 2004.
Levi-Strauss, Claude. Myth and Meaning (Full text). Schocken Books, 1979
Trencsenyi, Katalin. New dramaturgy (Text excerpt). Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014.
Vince, G. Adventures in the Anthropocene (Text review). Random House, 2014.
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Wolf, Mark J. P. Building imaginary worlds (Text excerpt). Taylor & Francis Group, 2012.
Yoshihara, Jiro. The Gutai Manifesto (Full text). 1956.