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Being Read Being Reading Being Read and Reading Beings

Research output: Exhibits, objects and web-based outputsExhibition

Publication date04/2015
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A curated show across three rooms in Furtherfield Gallery in London

"A twisted archive of the mind, language and technology project: Torque – presented via the lens of its current research: *reading*"

This exhibition acted as an archival exercise, reframing several publications by Torque Editions as part of an enquiry into how technology is effecting what reading is. As such it built a public impact onto the research and publishing outcome of The Act of Reading book, and set the stage for larger exhibitions such as Relearning to Read.

The exhibition included two experiments with reading and textuality
1. a super-slo-mo reading by attendees to the show, broadcast across the park.
2. a restaging of animated speed-reading software playing our Torque #2 publication text.

plus work from world class artists, each reflecting on this subject:
‘Code Karaoke’ with live-coding artist Alex McLean
The ‘Outlier’ app that sonifies reading using algorithmic sentiment analysis, by Wesley Goatley.
Receipt artworks by James Wilkes (Wellcome Collection resident artist).
Live readings from performance artist Tim Etchells and artist writer Claire Potter, with virtual appearance by Mez Breeze.
Sound work entitled ‘Mind Twist’ by Dennis Oppenheim on the exterior of the gallery.
Experimental text works from Anna Barham, Tim Etchells and Imogen Stidworthy.
A new text-based cgi video artwork by Chris Boyd.
Sound work of Karl Heinz Jeron’s opera singing robot Sim Gishel.