ICA London, Friday Salon – 5th July : Reading as a Contemporary Art

Reading as a Contemporary Art. On Friday last I attended this event at the ICA — there were a series of presentations by academics / writers / artists on and around ideas and questions of reading; reading as an activity, reading as a process, reading as art. Peter Jaeger read from a work in manuscript, A Field Guide to Proust; Sharon Kivland presented a series of readings (writings through) Zola’s Nana; Hester Reeve danced and shimmied a reading for us and at us; Brian Dillon essayed on the essay; Kate Briggs revealed the traces of her reading of Henry James; and Sarah Wood played with dictation. An exciting afternoon.
Image courtesy: Sharon Kivland