Reading Group | Wednesdays Oct 14, 21, 28, & Nov 4th From 18:00-21:00 Please RSVP for each session to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then provide the reading materials. There
is no cost to attend and is open to people of any field. Organized by Mattin, Farahnaz Hatam, Colin
Hacklander & NK. Location: NK Projekt.
This is a weekly meeting for those interested in understanding how we are conditioned in different
ways. If we consider the possibility of actual transformation, first we need to understand ourselves
in relation to this world.
We will explore our own determination from different perspectives: linguistically, socially,
sexually, culturally, racially, economically, historically, biologically, and more. We will also
take into account Berlin and the changes that is going through.
Launched by a group of musicians and artists, this experimental series starts with a critical
standpoint towards current culture and music in particular, including the avant-garde, popular and
obscure: does music contain transformative qualities? Or is it just a soundtrack for our fucked up
times? Are extreme actions, improvisational approaches and noise enough to dismantle our conditioned
selves? Or do we need to radically reconsider the critical potential of these practices? Can we
still say no to the unfairness of this world through cultural practices or do we need something else
Each week a text will be proposed which should be read before attending. The first part of the
meeting will be discussion; here we will collectively draw notes and create a score to guide us
through embodied exercises in the second part of the meeting. We wish to learn not only
discursively, but through embodied practice, so we can experientially understand what experience is.
By collectively using ourselves -including our bodies- as material for the exercises, we attempt to
understand our conditioning through action. Each session will be documented for group purposes and
First Perspective: Approaching Conditioning, Linguistically. Texts by Wilfrid Sellars.
14. Okt: Meaning as Functional Classification
21. Okt: Language as Thought and as Communication
28. Okt: Behaviorism, Language and Meaning
4. Nov: Language, Rules and Behavior