As part of the exhibition Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT, Rereading Room (2016-18) is activated by The Readers (2018); a performance wherein thirteen artists, writers, theorists and researchers have been invited to occupy the installation for the duration of the exhibition, working with and against the inventory by reading, annotating and supplementing the collection to form a dossier of responses. The Readers include Julia Aoki, Brenna Bezanson, Cicely-Belle Blain, Bopha Chhay, Elisa Ferrari, Michelle Fu, Kay Higgins, Beverly Ho, Tiziana La Melia, Steffanie Ling, Jeannine Mitchell, Kathy Slade and Cornelia Wyngaarden.
The Readers are given an opportunity to respond to their time in the Gallery by participating in this monthly series. Each individual is given complete agency in their response; they might share excerpts from the installation’s available books, read a text that they have authored themselves, screen a related video or moderate a group discussion surrounding topics that have become important to them during their time in Rereading Room.
Wednesday, January 24, 2 pm
Tiziana La Melia, Steffanie Ling and Jeannine Mitchell
Wednesday, February 14, 2 pm
Valentine’s Day edition with Cornelia Wyngaarden and Michelle Fu
Wednesday, March 14, 2 pm
Julia Aoki, Brenna Bezanson, and Cicely-Belle Blain
Friday, April 6, 2 pm
In collaboration with a concert by the UBC Contemporary Players; Elisa Ferrari, Kay Higgins, Beverly Ho and Kathy Slade
Once again, we are pleased to welcome the UBC Contemporary Players to the Belkin Art Gallery for a concert inspired by the exhibition Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT. Directed by UBC School of Music faculty Drs. Corey Hamm and Paolo Bortolussi, the UBC Contemporary Players ensemble includes graduate and undergraduate students focusing on music and performance of our time. Programs blend masterworks by internationally acclaimed composers with exciting world premieres of works written expressly for the ensemble by UBC composition majors.[more]
Celebrating the excessive abundance of the archive, Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT is concerned with language, depictions of the woman reader as an artistic genre and the potential of reading as performed resistance.[more]