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  • 19/06/2021

    Reading Room #38: Tommy Ventevogel – Activist Sci-Fi Writing

    Page Not Found and The Reading Room invite you to our first post-lockdown session! The Reading Room is a series of reading sessions revolving around short texts provided by invited guests — contemporary researchers, cultural theorists, philosophers and artists — who join the session to provide insight and context to the topics at hand. The Reading Room is curated by Sissel Marie Tonn, Jonathan Reus and Flora Reznik.

    For the 38th session of the Reading Room, we will delve with Tommy Ventevogel into sci-fi writing with an activist twist. We will discuss a scene from “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin, and zoom into utopian anarchism as presented in this soft sci-fi novel with social engagement, but also as a political ideology. We will complement this read with a short and beautiful essay by the same author called “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction”, to ask ourselves what storytelling in general can be.

    Tommy Ventevogel is a playwright and theatre-maker based in Rotterdam. Tommy also teaches sci-fi writing, text and image-techniques and has developed a course in activist writing.

    There are a limited number of spaces available for this event. As this is a discussion, you are expected to have read the provided texts before attending. We will provide you with a copy of the texts once you have RSVP’d. Due to the current pandemic situation, we ask you to wear a mask and to observe physical distance during the session.

    Starts at 16:00. Reserve your free ticket here.

  • 09/07/2021

    Open Letters: Tim Hollander – To be chiseled out of marble

    Tim Hollander’s work ‘To be chiseled out of marble’ was selected amongst others following the open call ‘Open Letters’. Open Letters invited The Hague artists to occupy our large storefront with messages of urgency and vulnerability. Selected works will be ‘published’ in a series of window displays using vinyl letters. The series gives artists room to publicly reflect on current times, with works given to an audience of passersby of the lively Boekhorststraat.

    Tim Hollander (1987, NL) works as an artist, curator, writer and designer. From a personal perspective, yet in an alternately concrete, abstract, critical and poetic manner they reflect on the vocabulary, rules, handling and presentation of contemporary art and exhibitions. They work in a variety of media, including installation, sculpture, text and publications. Behind the direct engagement with their artistic surroundings hints can be found of a more personal narrative.

    The recent series of lockdowns have made them re-evaluate themselves, bringing lingering questions about gender, presentation and identity to the foreground. To be chiseled out of marble combines some of those questions with thoughts about current pandemic-times, barriers between inside and outside, containing and being contained, the prevention, allowance and welcoming of rot, corroding separations and a need for empathy.

    You are free to pass by and view the work whenever you like, as it is exhibited in our window.

📚🛸Page Not Found and The Reading Room invite you to our first post-lockdown session with @tommyventevogel on 19 June!

➡️Limited spots available! Reserve your free ticket through the link in bio.

🤓As this is a discussion, you are expected to have read the provided texts before attending. We will provide you with a copy of the texts once you have RSVP’d.

💼For the 38th session of the Reading Room, we will delve with Tommy Ventevogel into sci-fi writing with an activist twist. We will discuss a scene from “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin, and zoom into utopian anarchism as presented in this soft sci-fi novel with social engagement, but also as a political ideology. We will complement this read with a short and beautiful essay by the same author called “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction”, to ask ourselves what storytelling in general can be.

🖋Tommy Ventevogel is a playwright and theatre-maker based in Rotterdam. Tommy also teaches sci-fi writing, text and image-techniques and has developed a course in activist writing.

📖The Reading Room is a series of reading sessions revolving around short texts provided by invited guests — contemporary researchers, cultural theorists, philosophers and artists — who join the session to provide insight and context to the topics at hand. The Reading Room is curated by Sissel Marie Tonn, Jonathan Reus and Flora Reznik.

#readingroomthehague #tommyventevogel #ursulakleguin #thedispossessed #activism #scifi #pagenotfoundinvite

📚🛸Page Not Found and The Reading Room invite you to our first post-lockdown session with @tommyventevogel on 19 June!

➡️Limited spots available! Reserve your free ticket through the link in bio.

🤓As this is a discussion, you are expected to have read the provided texts before attending. We will provide you with a copy of the texts once you have RSVP’d.

💼For the 38th session of the Reading Room, we will delve with Tommy Ventevogel into sci-fi writing with an activist twist. We will discuss a scene from “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin, and zoom into utopian anarchism as presented in this soft sci-fi novel with social engagement, but also as a political ideology. We will complement this read with a short and beautiful essay by the same author called “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction”, to ask ourselves what storytelling in general can be.

🖋Tommy Ventevogel is a playwright and theatre-maker based in Rotterdam. Tommy also teaches sci-fi writing, text and image-techniques and has developed a course in activist writing.

📖The Reading Room is a series of reading sessions revolving around short texts provided by invited guests — contemporary researchers, cultural theorists, philosophers and artists — who join the session to provide insight and context to the topics at hand. The Reading Room is curated by Sissel Marie Tonn, Jonathan Reus and Flora Reznik.

#readingroomthehague #tommyventevogel #ursulakleguin #thedispossessed #activism #scifi #pagenotfoundinvite
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