Jake Thorne leads a series of three reading groups for Open Eye Gallery, navigating the driving forces of individual experience, art as protest and shared experience found in Muholi’s photography. Reflecting that the written word can share the same communicatic territory as photography, the reading sessions take place amidst the portraits of Faces and Phases.
TUE. 29 SEPTEMBER 2015 – THE POETRY OF FACES AND PHASES
The first reading group discussion introduces the poetry and prose found in the Faces and Phases publication. The session will look at the poems of protest and peace and the emotive writing by the members of Faces and Phases, as well as additional pieces by Audre Lorde.
TUE. 13 OCTOBER 2015 – ART AND PROTEST
An investigation into the revolutionary potential of art and the responsibility of the artist as activist, using as a starting point a text of a particularly disruptive formal arrangement.
TUE. 27 OCTOBER 2015
A selection of texts recommended by Zanele Muholi, offering flashes of insight into the experiences of LGBTI individuals and communities in South Africa. Included are words of inspiration from collaborators in Faces and Phases and from writers who have guided her process and beliefs.
FREE – Booking is not required.
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