Performance Lecture: Julia Moore: Psychometry of Texts: The Limits of Reading

10 May 2016

Event times

5 - 6pm

Cost of entry


Sidney Cooper Gallery

Canterbury, United Kingdom

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  • Canterbury West or Canterbury East

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Part of Dada Fortnight at the Sidney Cooper Gallery.


Organised by the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts, this series of lectures aims to blur the boundaries between the formal lecture and artistic performance, offering both creative practitioners and academics the opportunity to experiment with new ways of presenting their ideas and their work. All events are free. Please see the gallery website for further information on each event.

Drawing upon the conventions of the reading group and the practices of psychic development, participants will attempt to blind read academic texts sealed inside envelopes. By drawing upon this alternative convention of reading and applying
it to ‘difficult’ academic texts, we will think about the different forms reading can take. This experiential workshop – based, seemingly, on the nonsensical, irrational and arbitrary – references Dadaist curiosity about the workings of the unconscious, and generates reflexive rumination about reading’s processes.


This Performance Lecture is followed by another: Matt Wright and Panos Ghikas: Unreal-time Combat, from 6 - 7pm.


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