Young Girl Reading Group

Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė are an artist duo founded in 2013, living in Basel and Athens. In their work they address feminist inspired theory and fiction, technology-driven emancipation, and discursiveness of space. In 2013 they founded Young Girl Reading Group (YGRG) and Agatha Valkyrie Ice in 2014. With Young Girl Reading Group, Gawęda and Kulbokaitė investigate the act of reading as an intimate experience, holding the potentiality to become public performance through the “outlouding” of words. YGRG is a sonar-social architecture of shared curiosity and synchronicity; it is a live Instagram hangout, a self-conscious aesthetic chamber for intimacy and discovery. Reading together, pronouncing the words out loud, YGRG emphasizes the relationship of the body to text and the collective body.