The OPR will be virtually hosting Sophie Seita (Boston University) for an interactive, performance workshop entitled, "Reading with Material."
Please RSVP to email@example.com for the link and reading materials. It is not necessary to read the materials prior to the event. The workshop will take place on Zoom, and will be capped at 25 participants.
In this practice-based workshop, participants will experiment with forms of live reading, close listening, and performative explorations of text, movement, and objects in space. We will investigate what it means to read materially, to read the material, or what changes when we read with/through/alongside/or on materials. We will also discuss questions of touch as knowledge in relation to language and performance. Proposed reading includes Anni Albers' ‘Tactile Sensibility’ in On Weaving, and the introduction to Eve Sedgwick’s Touching Feeling. Some of the practical exercises will be drawn from Pauline Oliveros’s Sonic Meditations & other movement practices.
Participants are welcome to bring their own work or theoretical, historical, and literary texts they would like to engage with performatively. Recommended materials include: paper, fabric, string, wire, clay. Participants are also invited to use other supplies, props, slides, images, or music they have at home.