Reading Group: Decoding The Spectator
March 27, 2021 5:30 am - June 30, 2021 6:00 pm
Conflictorium started a monthly reading group, The theme for the first reading group was Spectatorship, where we were hoping to engage with texts that may help us explore the Figure of a Spectator in a world that's increasingly becoming a spectacle.
27 MARCH 2021
In the first edition of the reading group participants discussed the subjects of seeing, consuming, processing and multiplying the various information/s thrust on us.
24 APRIL 2021
The monthly reading group engaged with 'Plato's Allegory of the Cave' in an attempt to decode ideas around Spectatorship.
29 MAY 2021
The monthly reading group on Spectatorship discussed Martin Heidegger's 'The Age of World Picture'.
12 JUNE 2021
In the month of June, the reading group discussed Freud's 'Interpretation of Dreams' via the lens of spectatorship.
11 JULY 2021
The monthly reading group discussed Aristotle's Poetics in the month of July.
11 SEPTEMBER 2021
In the month of September the reading group met to discuss 'The Work of Representation' by Stuart Hall.
30 AUGUST 2022
A reading-discussion group discussed about seeking voice, articulation and dialogue. This discussion was in reference with Gayatri Spivak’s essay: ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’