Citing sources

 

lecture-performance

2019

 

I am looking at the text, opened in front of me. l Reading is a gesture. l I trace the geometry of its lines, trying to slip off to the margins. l In the stillness of a page, I am trying to imagine the preceding and the forthcoming move. [slide]

 

In a shape of a performative lecture I am sharing accumulation of my thoughts, reflections, feelings and concerns regarding the materials I have been working with in the National Library of Belarus, while trying to study the concept of a socialist celebration: books, texts, images. With them questioning my position, me considering their operation and status in the present moment; searching for the ways of address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

photographs by Mihret Kebede Alwabie