Paranoid Reading at Bloc Projects

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Join The Bad Vibes Club (Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau & Beth Bramich) at Bloc Projects, Sheffield, for a reading group and discussion about how paranoia affects the way we think, and the possibilities for what Eve Sedgwick has called ‘reparative reading‘. Reparative reading is a powerful corrective to paranoia and cynicism, and a much needed way of engaging with people and ideas that are different from our own.

We will be reading excerpts from Sedgewick’s book ‘Touching, Feeling’ and talking about them. No need to read the text beforehand, just turn up. The full text can be found here

This event touches on themes explored in Joey Holder’s new commission Adcredo: The Deep Belief Network and the event will take place within Holder’s installation at Bloc Projects.

The Bad Vibes Club is a forum for research into negative states. Founded by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau in 2014, The Bad Vibes Club hosted a lecture programme and reading group at Open School East from 2014–2016, has produced one-off events at the Barbican, ICA and CCA Derry, a long term research project, Interruptions, with Field Broadcast in 2016, and is currently in residence at Flat Time House in London where they host a regular reading group and a programme of events.

More info on The Bad Vibes Club can be found here: badvibesclub.co.uk

 

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