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Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė

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YGRG 159: SULK, 2018

Young Girl Reading Group is a project initiated by Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė in 2013. Growing out of a weekly nomadic event, YGRG was formed in order to read aloud, to share text collectively as an alternative to solitary reading, and to consider what constitutes a voice in today’s world of social media influencer culture and all-encompassing capital. YGRG is a performative framework, investigating the act of reading as an intimate experience and holding the potentiality to become public performance through the “outlouding” of words. With their new piece YGRG 159: SULK, Gawęda and Kulbokaitė create a fictive, mediated sci-fi like environment that builds on the historical space of the boudoir that is re-formatted for the purpose of creating queer intimacy. Readers are placed in casual lounging positions, bringing to mind bodies hanging out in bedrooms. What’s produced is a sense of girl-on-the-Internet catharsis as feminist theory rubs against "girlish" reading practices, signaling a move towards de-institutionalizing the texts YGRG works with. Here, meaning is growing out of reading and extending to the non-organic world through smell, vision, and touch.

YGRG14X: reading with the single hand V, 2018, Solo show and performance, Cell Project Space, London, 2018

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Fri 26 Oct 2018
16:00 - 17:00
Performance
YGRG 159: SULK, 2018
by
Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė

TTT building, 3rd floor, room 302

Young Girl Reading Group is a performative framework, investigating the act of reading as an intimate experience and holding the potentiality to become public performance through the “outlouding” of words. Here, meaning is growing out of reading and extending to the non-organic world through smell, vision, and touch.