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Kari Robertson Minor Gesture Reading Group

Tue 1 May 2018

Kari Robertson

As part of Frail Potentialities, Kari Robertson's Creative Lab Residency at CCA, Robertson will host a reading group which takes as its basis Erin Manning’s 2016 book The Minor Gesture. The group will read both from Manning’s text and other texts which foreground or deepen an understanding of what Manning terms Minor Gesture.

'Although it may pass almost unperceived, the minor gesture transforms the field of relations. More than chance variation but less than volition, it requires rethinking common assumptions about human agency and what might constitute political action.’ Erin Manning

The Minor Gesture encapsulates and engenders the ways we move in and through the world. It activates the moments of discord, the multiple, micro-resistances in our daily choreographies. An infinite number of intersectional, contextual, environmental, biological and social influences and intrusions govern our gestures and how they are perceived. An examination of minor gesture necessarily addresses which behaviours and modalities are taught, accepted and propagated and which are discouraged, penalised or repressed.

Texts by:

Giorgio Agamben
Sara Ahmed
Roland Barthes
Julia Bascom
Dhanveer Brar
Mel Y. Chen
Deleuze/ Guattari
Sergei Eisenstein
Erin Manning
Fred Moten
Paul Preciado

Moving image works by:

Lorenza Böttner/ Michael Stahlberg
Yvonne Rainer

If you would to take part, are unable to attend but would like the texts, or have further questions please email

All welcome.

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6pm-8.30pm, Free (unticketed), Creative Lab / All ages
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