“Gathering wild oats and telling stories”: an open reading group
Wednesday 2 Oct 2019
Join us at 5:30 pm on Wednesday 2 October for an open reading group with Sorawit Songsataya, held alongside our current exhibition Offspring of rain, an installation by Sorawit in collaboration with composer Antonia Barnett-McIntosh.
Sorawit and Hōhua Thompson will lead a collaborative discussion of Ursula Le Guin’s text “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction,” which reflects upon language, storytelling and technology; arguing for a narrative mode which redefines science and technology as a “cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination.”
The text will be read together during the event and printed copies will be available from Enjoy. Participants are welcome to read the text beforehand, but this is not a requirement for our discussion.
Download “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction” here.
ABOUT SORAWIT SONGSATAYA
Sorawit Songsataya is currently based in Pōneke Wellington and has a video-installation practice, which often explores the many tangents that connect and redefine our understanding of subjectivity and ecology. In 2018, Songsataya received a Swedish Arts Grant to participate in a studio residency in Stockholm via IASPIS Konstnärsnämnden, was a McCahon House Artist in residence in 2017 and has exhibited with Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Artspace Aotearoa, Tensta Konsthall, Adam Art Gallery, and Te Tuhi. Songsataya was the 2019 summer artist in residence at Rita Angus cottage with Enjoy Contemporary Art Space earlier this year.