YGRG 92: Rosi Braidotti, Nomadic Theory
13 September 2015, 19:00
The Young Girl Reading Group is a roaming event founded in 2013 by Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite. YGRG 92 will take place at Index in Stockholm and read Rosi Braidotti’s Nomadic Theory (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012).
Young Girl, I did love you once.
Young Girl Reading Group – I thought that was for girls only?
Let’s be clear: the concept of the Young-Girl is obviously not a gendered concept.
YGRG was started by Dorota Gaweda & Egle Kulbokaite in autumn of 2013 in Berlin. Young Girl Reading Group, shaped towards the issue of gender and beyond in the age of digital technologies, has previously inquired authors as Donna Haraway, Paul B. Preciado, Shulamith Firestone, Ursula K. Le Guin, Luce Irigaray, Silvia Federici, Alexandra Kollontai and others.
In reality, the Young-Girl is only the model citizen, the highest point of alienated socialisation, where the most socialised is also the most social and she suffers. She suffers from alienation as much as a she does from becoming-image of this alienation. As such, she is a polar figure, representing becoming-Young-Girl more than predominating it.
Her glands expand. Her mouth waters. So hot rn. Young-Girl reads for everyone with everyone.
// The Young Girl Reading Group as Phenomenon //
It starts with the name. YGRG as abbreviation is in itself an aesthetic choice.
Then follows the form and distribution. YGRG functions casually on Facebook, where the digital YGRGs weave new networks from what had once been isolated words, numbers, music, shapes, tactile textures and architectures. The individuated texts we choose become filaments of infinitely tangled webs.
YGRG addresses the mutations within the figure of the Young-Girl that follows symmetrically the evolutions of the capitalist mode of production. Over the past thirty years little by little we’ve moved from a Fordist type seduction, with its designated places and moments, its static and proto-bourgeois couple-form, to a postfordist type seduction, diffuse, flexible, precarious and de-ritualized, which has extended the couples-factory over the whole of the body and all social space-time. At this particularly advanced stage of Total Mobilization, everyone is called upon to keep up their “seduction power,” which has replaced their “labor power,” so that they can at any instant be fired and set out again on the sexual market. YGRG aesthetic explores this shiny surface.
Some notes on YGRG:
YGRG is varied and fluid.
YGRG changes its locations.
YGRG changes its directions.
YGRG can be aestheticised, can be casual, it can take place at home, at the studio or in different public spaces.
YGRG is @ Berlin Community Radio, Import Projects,The Oracle, OSLO1O, as part of Agahta 18.104.22.168 at the Hilton Hotel, Museum of Post Digital Cultures, via Skype.
‘THE YOUNG-GIRL RESEMBLES HER PHOTO’
YGRG is 83, 84, 85, continuous to ∞.
YGRG is not a gendered concept to ∞