Image: Still from Dorota Gaweda, Egle Kulbokaite, Fritz Marlon Schiffers, YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP 132 at the Berlin Biennale 9, BOAT RAGE #7, 23.07.2016
As the Young Girl Reading Group, Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite have reworked the well-known format of a
reading circle. The content, form and performance make it the perfect entry-point to a feminist "obvious gate". Previously, the
two artists worked on a collaborative project to create the post-gender, multi-user avatar Agatha
Valkyrie Ice, whom they
have brought to life in various forms in artistic spaces and online, in performances and through their own perfume: "We see
Agatha as a possibility to #buildyourown#body, to achieve various forms of becoming, such as becoming-woman,
becoming-animal, becoming-molecular, and becoming-imperceptible.
In their reading groups, which have met regularly since 2013, Gaweda and Kulbokaite offer a space for dealing with feminist
theory and fiction. In the context of digitally influenced artistic and cultural production, the concrete act of reading not only
blurs the boundaries between the producers and the recipients of art but also celebrates a return to theory. The hosts believe
that reading together creates interesting spaces for new, experimental performative practice. In Dresden and at dgtl fmnsm,
YGRG #135 invites readers to relish Luciana Parisi's “The Nanoengineering of Desire”.