Reading / Feeling centers around the
notion of affect, a term that delineates a field where the personal and the
political meet through sensory movements between bodies. Affect, as a
pre-emotional experience, constitutes the social and economic relationships
that make up the fabric of society. Reading
/ Feeling considers the meaning of affect in theory and artistic practice, with a selection of texts by theoreticians,
artists and curators that were read in If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be
Part Of Your Revolution’s reading groups in Amsterdam, Toronto and Sheffield
for the past two years, as part of the programme Edition IV—Affect (2010–2012).
It also includes three new essays, short statements by reading group members,
and artist pages.
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