Recreation #2: Non Productive Readers: an evening of readings and performances curated by Bryony Dawson

15 July 2023
05:00 PM

This evening follows on from a.p.’s ever popular reading group, Non-Productive Readers. Taking its name from artist Josef Strau’s essay ‘The non-productive attitude’, the group explores the relationships and hierarchies between theory and practice; talking and making; publication and exhibition. At this event, the group’s founder, Bryony Dawson, has invited friends to read selected texts related to the above as part of a ‘deliberately loose’ performance’. Afterwards,  participants will be invited to consider both how reading can fit within a wider artistic practice, and how it can be considered the opposite of artistic practice.

Bryony Dawson is an artist and curator working across moving image, sound, writing and installation. Her practice is currently concerned with modes of (mis)translation between language, image and space, and the generative possibility of their slippages and failures. 

This event is part of a.p.'s Summer Season, which comprises of talks, readings, and performances concerned with recreation: a term that refers both to ‘leisure activities’ (think cookery, interiors, music, fashion, and dance to name but a few) and their reproduction (which is also their subversion) within different visual and literary contexts. As always, the programme features a mix of emerging and established practitioners from Berlin and beyond. 

Like all our events, it is free to attend, but booking is recommended via our eventbrite.