BELGIUM, 2013, DIGITAL, 53 MIN
A group of people has been reading a book together for 30 years.
They have been reading it again and again, with each journey from the first to the last page taking 11 years. Once they reach the last word they begin again with the first. text appears inexhaustible, its interpretation endless, the inconclusive nature of the reading exciting. The world seems to cease existing outside this reading room or, perhaps, it exists because of it.
Dora García lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo. She currently teaches at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway, and Le Fresnoy, France. Her work explores the political potential of marginal positions, paying homage to eccentric characters and antiheroes. These eccentric characters have often been the centre of her film projects.
Sarah Rifky is a curator and art historian writing her PhD dissertation on Cultural Infrastructure in Egypt in the ‘50s and ‘60s. She is the founding co-director of Beirut (2012-2015), an art institution in Cairo. She is a doctoral candidate at MIT.