Practices of reading with fungi, snakes, and earthworms

On January 18th, the sun reaches the horizon at 17:01. Before, through, and after sunset, join us for practices of embodied reading. We will nibble through books for an hour of zine making practice (see research month selection of books here). We will play with scores connecting human and fungal ways of being during the workshopMycoscores / Choreospores’. At sunset, with herbal tea and snacks, we will inaugurate a reading corner in the garden with an outdoor book house. Enveloped by darkness, we will read with snakes and earthworms developing a tactile gaze.

Dates and times :
18 January
Before sunset 2-4.30PM (zine making andMycoscores / Choreospores workshop) 
Through sunset 4.30-5PM (garden)  
After sunset 5-7PM (reading with snakes and earthworms)

Before sunset: studio 8.14, meeting point for this part of the program is the ATD library.  
Through sunset: rooftop garden  
After sunset: studio 8.09 

Kai Hazelwood, Maija
Hirvanen, Emilie Gallier, Toni Kritzer, rooftop gardeners. 

Kai Hazelwood is a transdisciplinary disabled artist, educator, event producer, and public speaker raising the profile of bi+/queer and BIPOC community issues through art projects, community events, writing and public speaking. Maija Hirvanen is a choreographer, performance maker and THIRD research fellow. She makes performances on stages and in places, writes, researches, and teaches. Her interests range from the relationship between art and different belief systems and ways of re-learning to questions of embodiment and the more-than-human in performance and choreography. Her long-term project “Performing Interconnections” focuses on choreographic practices work through a more-than-human approach. Emilie Gallier is ATD researcher and THIRD Tutor, interested in posture of inclined bodies (head down butt up), embodied reading practices. She tries to connect with earthworms in various ways. Toni Kritzer is a trans*disciplinary performance artist, graduating at ATD. Their transdisciplinary practice is committed to queer ecology, with a flowing utopian undercurrent. Last year, they initiated the rooftop garden and hosted the garden gatherings as a series of events entangling gardening and artistic practices.The garden project ATD is a community garden on the rooftop of the Academy of Theatre and Dance, hosting workshops, picnics, lectures & growing medicinal herbs and veggies.  

Thanks to Marilixe Beernink, Marina Moolhuijzen, Dorothea Sinnema, the gardeners 

Reservation / admission:
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Welcome to attend to whole or parts of the program (before, through, after sunset).