TAO G. VRHOVEC SAMBOLEC
How much time does it take to think something?
How much time does it take to say something?
How much time does it take to write something?
How much time does it take to hear something?
How much time does it take to see something?
How much time does it take to read something?
Artistic research project Reading Reading (2017-) engages with reading as bodily activity, and as a relation between spoken word as an event in time, and written word as an object in space. The project is manifestation of various ways to capture, embody and unsettle the temporal relations that unfold between the written text, eye movement, the inner voice and phonic substance while reading by altering ocular desire, slowing down, reversing or stopping time between sensing and making sense. Through such procedures the project examines ways of unlearning the internalized bodily activity of reading as something that we have forgotten to have ever learnt, yet which crucially determines our being in the world.
A series of experiential installations, videos, images, texts and publication provide acoustic, poetic and critical openings to words that unfold before, after and besides meaning, creating possibilities for exploring non-interpretative relations to words.
Artistic manifestations of this research include several works:
Reading Reading (publication)
Reading Short Sentences by Gertrude Stein
Morphology of a Pre-view