KIBLIX 2022 Pre-events / Reading Group: A Repair Manual for Spaceship Earth - A Game of Cat's Cradle
KIBLIX 2022 Pre-events / Reading Group: A Repair Manual for Spaceship Earth
11 April–13 June 2022 (10 meetings), at 5:30 p.m.
As part of our non-formal education program, we are pleased to announce a reading group entitled A Repair Manual for Spaceship Earth. The series of ten meetings will be moderated by art historians and curators Irena Borić and Živa Kleindienst. We will meet weekly from the beginning of April to the beginning of June. The reading group is designed as an open space for meetings, dialogue, conversation and collaborative learning about ecological, socio-political and activist topics, which will be drawn from KIBLA's intermedia productions and the visual exhibition program. The aim of the shared reading of selected texts and collective reflection is to get to know a wide range of artworks and to exchange knowledge on current theories of contemporaneity, the development of technology and the social, political and economic concepts that dictate global shifts and thus condition our everyday lives.
The meetings will be held weekly on Mondays (except for holidays in April and May when the meetings will be moved to Tuesdays) from 11 April to 13 June 2022 at MMC KIBLA (Ulica kneza Koclja 9). The reading group is aimed at a wider, general audience; no professional background is expected, except curiosity, a desire for collaborative learning and sharing of knowledge. We kindly recommend that you read the proposed texts in advance. To register your participation and receive the texts in PDF format, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Registration is for information only and is not binding.
You are cordially invited!
1. A Game of Cat's Cradle: Science Studies, Feminist Theory, Cultural Studies
Monday, 11 April, at 5:30 p.m.
The series of reading groups will start with a text by the renowned theorist Donna Haraway, in which she begins by pointing out the following: »Nature is a topos, or commonplace. Nature is a topic I cannot avoid. It is the imploded, densely packed location for the simultaneously ethnospecific, cultural, political, and scientific conversations about what the allowable structures of action and the possible plots in the sacred secular dramas of technoscience – as well as in the analysis of technoscience – might be.« Based on this text we will discuss the author's philosophical approach and its relevance today.
< Visuals: P L A T EA U R E S I D U E, Terra Ignota, 2021, screen capture. Courtesy of the artists.
The reading group is part of informal educational program, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Maribor.