Metahaven and Rob Schröder | Possessed (2018), film still
Alphabet Readings is a series of unconventional gatherings about diverse literary topics and works. The series probes various genres, forms and writing styles for their particular ways of making the world readable. What metaphors does speculative fiction employ? How could a poem mirror a mathematical sequence? Can a novel suddenly make you question all your assumptions? To approach these and other questions, the participants use practices that translate the intimacy of reading into social space and create new types of engagement with text.
Care packages in mixtapes: Artists Laurel Halo, Elysia Crampton, Jenna Sutela and Victoria Sin explore Ursula K. Le Guin’s ideas of gathering, caring and providing in sonic fictions. The audio series is curated by Ignota Books, in partnership with Camden Art Centre and HKW..