The Showroom

The Showroom Reading Group 2013

Tuesday 19 November, 6.30–8.30pm

Free, RSVP to [email protected]


The Showroom Reading Group is an informal reading group who meet and discuss theory and short texts that underpin The Showroom's exhibition programme. Mafalda Dâmaso (writer and PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London) will lead each discussion and will be joined by members of The Showroom staff who participate in the group.

The texts for the next meeting are:

Giorgio Agamben's Art, 'Inactivity, Politics, from Politics, Criticism of Contemporary Issues', Rui Mota Cardoso (ed.), Fundação de Serralves, 2008

Barnaby Drabble, 'On De-Organisation, from Self-Organised', Stine Hebert and Anne Szefer Karlsen (eds.), Open Editions, 2013

In past sessions the group has read passages from the following texts:

Silvia Federici, 'Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation', 2005

Mark Fisher, 'Eerie Thatos: Nigel Kneale and Dark Enlightenment and 'Bleak and solemn: The Hauntological Landscapes of M. R. James.

Jacques Derrida, 'Specters of Marx: the State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning, and the New International' (1994)

Delores Heydn, 'The Grand Domestic Revolution', 1981

Hannah Arendt's, 'The Human Condition', 1998 (1958)

Richard Sennett 'The Fall of Public Man', 1977

This is an event to accompany Ciara Phillips: Workshop (2010 – ongoing).

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    Exhibition Ciara Phillips: Workshop (2010–ongoing)

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