I am currently facilitating a reading group at Site Gallery around the notion of Affect.
Affect Readings @ Site Gallery, Sheffield
Thursday 19 April 2012, 6pm onwards
Affective Labour & the Politics of Witnessing
The last reading group session opened out into an interesting discussion for wrestling with the possibilities and also the more problematic aspects of Alison Landsberg's notion of prosthetic memory. The next session extends the dialogue around the notion of affect further, by shifting attention towards affective labour and the politics of witnessing. These ideas will be explored through the prism of two texts: Michael Hardt’s Affective Labour and Jan Verwoert’s You Make Me Feel Mighty Real: On the Risk of Bearing Witness and the Art of Affective Labour.