Listening Group is a conversational practice around the act of listening as a concentrated, critical form of hearing. Collaboratively initiating conversations around selected voices and aiming to generate resonance while listening and walking together.
Areumnari Ee and Leon Filter read the film Medina Wasl: Connecting Town by Gelare Khoshgozaran
Nadja Henß and Vera Mühlebach read the film Segunda Vez by Dora Garcia
Nadja Henß and Vera Mühlebach read the series Stories of a Dumpster Kid by Ula Stöckl and Edgar Reitz
Maud Gyssels and Mirjam Steffen read the film Freak Orlando by Ulrike Ottinger
Anna Piroska Tóth and Leon Filter read the film The Garden by Derek Jarman
Isabelle Weber and Jan Pieter ‘t Hart read the film Storytelling for Earthly Survival by Fabrizio Terranova
Zane Zajančkauska and Ilze Kalnbērziņa-Praz read the film No False Echoes (2008) by Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Dorothy Hunter reads the film Who's Afraid of Ideology? (2018) by Marwa Arsanios
Sara Benaglia reads the film Dreams, Clouds, Off, Exile (2017) by Ute Holl & Peter Ott
Rabea Ridlhammer reads from and contributes to Cruising as by Moira Hille
Leon Filter reads from and contributes to the introduction of Deep Listening by Pauline Oliveros
Baha Görkem Yalim reads from and contributes to chapter 5 disembodying the female voice of The Acoustic Mirror by Kaja Silverman in relation to the film The Silences of the Palace (1995) by Moufida Tlatli
Clara Amaral reads from and contributes to The force of Listening by Lucia Farinati and Claudia Firth, chapter 4:Collective listening or Listening and collectivity
Jon Mikel Euba reads from and contributes to his book Writing out loud Session 3: Locations.
Ruth Noack and SolLikeSoul read from and contribute to Poetry is not a luxury by Audre Lorde
Yen Noh reads from and contributes to Choosing the Margin as a Space for Radical Openness by Bell Hooks in relation to the film Reassemblage by Trinh T. Minh-ha (1983)
Vinita Gatne reads from and contributes to chapter 3 Bodytalk of The Acoustic Mirror by Kaja Silverman, in relation to the film Reassemblage by Trinh T. Minh-ha (1983)
Valentina Curandi reads from and contributes to Matters of Care by Maria Puig de la Bellacasa
Karolin Meunier reads from and contributes to the script of the film Scuola Senza Fine by Adriana Monti
Lucie Draai reads from and contributes to Towards a Black Feminist Poethics by Denise Ferreira da Silva
Anne van Mourik reads from and contributes to Herdenken Herdacht by Simon(e) van Saarloos (dutch)
Sajonara Stutgard reads from and contributes to Het trauma van een ander by Heleen Debeuckelaere (dutch)
Agata Cieslak reads from and contributes to The German Ideology by Karl Marx
Sanne Kabalt reads from and contributes to Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes
Rabea Ridlhammer reads from Cut! Reproduction and Recombination by Hito Steyerl
Flora Valeska Woudstra reads from and contributes to Say Camera by Irena Hayduk
Valentina Curandi reads from and contributes to Uses of the Erotic by Audre Lorde
Krista Jantowski reads from Ground provisions by Stefano Harney and Tonika Sealy Thompson
Rabea Ridlhammer reads from Chapter 3 Bodytalk of The Acoustic Mirror by Kaja Silverman
Sanne Kabalt and Polly Wright read from Small White Monkeys by Sophie Collins and from Anger, Anxiety, Abstraction: Virginia Woolf’s Submerged Truth by Kathleen M. Helal and Virginia Woolf
Valentina Curandi reads from Do You Intend to Die by Lauren Berlant
Sebastian de Line reads form Different Movements of Bodies in the City by Mia You and Lyn Hejinian
Mirjam Linschooten reads from The surviving Image by Georges Didi-Huberman
Nathaniel Katz reads from Sensing Beyond Security of Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty by Erin Manning
Hanno Filter reads from and contributes to Justice-to-Come and the Inhumanness of Its Call. by Karen Barad
Rabea Ridlhammer reads from Dance by Bojana Kunst
Mirjam Linschooten reads from Manifesto by Leela Gandhi
Eric Peter reads from Practice of Everyday Life by Michel de Certeau
Polly Wright reads from Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit
Leon Filter reads from Friendship by Giorgio Agamben
Leon Filter reads an introduction into the practice of the Listening Group
Listening Group is at home at WALTER books in Arnhem (NL) and accompanies Bulegoa z/b's study-group Curating Positions at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI).
Since its initiation in 2018 by Leon Filter, a group of fellow artists, curators and collaborators support and produce the Listening Group sessions: Marwa Arsanios, Valentina Curandi, Krista Jantowski, Eric Peter, Emily Pethick, Leire Vergara, Flora Valeska Woudstra and Polly Wright. The conceptual foundation was layed out during a curatorial session shared by Polly Wright, Eric Peter and Leon Filter during Curating Positions study group practicing organization under present conditions.
Special thanks for consistently supporting and pushing the development to Valentina Curandi and Leire Vergara.
Thanks to all listeners and contributers to the Listening Group: Sara Benaglia, Maxime Gourdon, Dorothy Hunter, Iva Kovač, Niccolò Masini, Azul De Monte, Zoi Moutsokou, Kari Rosenfelt, Georgia Stellin, Zane Zajančkauska, Ciaran Wood, Clara Amaral, Clara Saito, Dina Mohamed, Vita Buyvid, Livio Casanova, Raphael Daibert, Sara Cattin, Vinita Gatne, Areumnari Ee, Leon Filter, Irati Irulegi, Ellen Nunes, Eric Peter, Polly Wright, Katarina Sarkissova, Yen Noh, Valentina Curandi, Flora Valeska Woudstra, Leire Vergara, Marwa Arsanios, Emily Pethick, Gabriëlle Schleijpen, Ricardo Liong-A-Kong, Gabriella Torres-Ferrer, Calvin Z. Laing, Anik Fournier, the students of Fine Art (BEAR) of ArtEZ, Mia van den Bos, Ian Clewe, Krista Jantowski, Conrad Useldinger, Hypatia Vourloumis, Despina Sevasti, Mirjam Linschooten, Rabea Ridlhammer, Hanno Filter, Nathaniel Katz, Sebastian de Line, Sanne Kabalt, Agata Cieslak, Sajonara Stutgard, Anne van Mourik, Lucie Draai, Karolin Meunier, Ruth Noack, SolLikeSoul, Baha Görkem Yalim, Jon Mikel Euba and Ilze Kalnbērziņa-Praz.
Listening Group is supported by Bulegoa z/b, Dutch Art Institute (DAI), WALTER books – for the readers and mondriaan fund.
Here you can read more about the Listening Group practice and its development.
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