Carrie is an interdisciplinary collective exploring the limits, frictions and possibilities of our current cultural state. Through small monthly meetings to bigger gatherings, they are trying to establish spaces for active questioning. Working with various modes of being together in the arts, Carrie wants to open up a space for conversation, exchange and reflection. They are currently associated artists at Black Box teater (2020-2021).
As one of their initiatives, Carrie is organizing a monthly reading group where a variety of texts will be read. Each session aims to make space for contemporary questions through reading together. The reading group takes place at a new location each time. The reading group wants to be an occasion to meet in order to develop and deepen our common references, language and vocabulary, as well as friendships and solidarity.
Carrie Reading group #1
5 September, 13.00-16.00, Christian Krohgs gate 2
“For the first session we will read Toward a Black Feminist Poethics: the quest(ion) of blackness toward the end of the world (2014) by Denise Ferreira da Silva. Da Silva’s research proposes another way to look at how we are inclined to think about artistic practice, identity and race, history and time.
Toward a Black Feminist Poethics aims to free the category of blackness from the ways of knowing in which it first emerged, in order “to announce a whole range of possibilities for knowing, doing, and existing.” Instead of trying to define and delimit what we can know, it takes a poetic and creative approach to open up the possibilities for being with and relating to one another.”
This first session with take place in Christian Kroghs gate 2, 0186 Oslo.
You do not need to have been at previous sessions in order to attend, and unless stated no prior reading is necessary. We ask you to arrive on time, but you can always leave early if you need to. We will read the text aloud together and discuss it as we go. Discussions will take place in English.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inform that you are coming. There is a limited number of places.
Corona guidelines will be followed.
Note: The initial title of the reading group communicated by Black Box teater; ‘Girl on fire’, intended to convey a sense of feminist urgency. It has since been changed to ‘Carrie lesegruppe’ for this and future events.