How can we crack open the idea of a ‘reading group’? Shake it loose from some of its more familiar trappings, making it ‘fragile’.
Through thinking about the upcoming Noise & Capitalism book reading I thought it would be interesting to experiment with combining more performative methods into the investigation by recording-documenting (with dictaphones, mobile phones, cameras or objects etc) our responses to the texts we will be reading. This opens up the interpretation of the text as it will not just be limited to polite verbal communication:
How do you record the sound of your indifference to the text?
How would you represent your procrastination – wash the pots?
Can you represent the space/time that may influence your reading?
We could then choose documents at random, listen/watch them and use this to guide the discussion, creating a montage of our thoughts, ponderings screams and screeds.