SIX CHAIRS BOOKS – art & theory bookstore

Clap when you want to ! #5 with Ellen Tracy

FAIL AGAIN,FAIL BETTER

On Thursday 19 of April 6pm Six chairs book and guest-host Ellen Tracy will run its fith twice monthly Open Reading Group – Clap when you want to! – which is an invitation to read ahead, collectively discuss and support dear bodies of women, of the earthly and the technological, and seek the joy of learning the planetary together.

With this weeks readings, we’ll be asking what the figure of the 'failure' can do for practices of resistance. Each of these authors situate an unruly body at the center of their critical practice, sitting in with these outcasts and refusing to make accommodations. Rejecting normative success, each of these pieces asks us what happens when we reclaim these negative positions, gleefully occupying the ugly, the uncool and the failed on the way to radically shifting the values of society.

Materials will be in English. Conversations might swing between Lithuanian/ English depending on participants' mood and preferences.

TO SIGN-UP AND RECEIVE MATERIALS, please write to info@sixchairsbooks.lt; space is very very limited, but, if necessary we can move around the KAH building.

The session will take place at the bookstore (Kauno Menininkų Namai / V. Putvinskio 56, Kaunas) from 6 to 8 pm. It is free and hot beverages are provided.

CLAP WHEN YOU WANT TO! #4 BOOKSTORE'S OPEN READING GROUP

On Thursday 5th of April from 6pm Six chairs books invites you to its fourth twice monthly Open Reading Group – Clap when you want to! with guest-host Anastasia Sosunova. This group is an invitation to read ahead, collectively discuss and support dear bodies of women, of the earthly and the technological, and seek the joy of learning the planetary together.                                  

This session is going to be dedicated to search of sincerity rather than truth. We will talk about the collisions of differing realities: with the text „Letters to L: Paranoia and Visions” by M. Sandovsky we will try to reflect on the common accusations of feminism as hysterical and tough; the short fragment from (Paul) Beatriz Preciado book „Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics” invites us to approach transitioning as plane of multiplicities; lastly – philosopher and feminist theoretician Rosi Braidotti in her text / chapter „Postmodern Feminism Nomadism“ retells some stories about the polyglotes, identities and the relation between acceptance of differences and a mode of affinity. 

The session will take place at the bookstore (Kauno Menininkų Namai / V. Putvinskio 56, Kaunas) from 6 to 8 pm. It is free and hot beverages are provided.

TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE MATERIALS, please write to info@sixchairsbooks.lt; space is very very limited, but, if necessary we can move around the KAH building.

DATING SISTER-BOOKSTORES !

Conversation with Nadia Sheshukova, co-founder of Page Five bookstore (Prague).

On Thursday 22 February 7 pm. Six chairs books invites you to launch the newest publications by the Prague-based sister-bookstore and publishing endeavour Page Five. Besides that, together with our dear guest – one of the co-founders of Page Five – Nadia Sheshukova, we are going to spark the infomal conversation surrounding the joys and pains of running independent publishing initiatives. More on the event HERE



#BOOKS NIGHT OUT #COME DANCE WITH US

Žiburėlis: books night out / vegan on acid / filomino djs 

December 15th, 7 pm.  at Kauna Artists' House, Putvinskio st. 56 Kaunas Artists' House and „Six chairs books", the art and theory bookstore, invites you to BOOKS NIGHT OUT – a Christmas party and a book sale, which will be followed by 'Vakarienė ant rūgščios žolės. Vegan on acid', a psychedelic dinner organized by Saulius Leonavičius and Gabrielė Nemirskytė. The dancing part of the evening will be accompanied by Filomino DJ’s, come and dance with us! More info here.

MOON CLOWN MOON ANIMALS #3. In Friendship with Kaunas International Film Festival

MOON CLOWN MOON ANIMALS, the poet CA Conrad writes back in the aftermath the Hurricane Harvey, that throughout August 2017 has presented itself all through Texas. There is a lure to claim that the Harvey has abused the land of Texas, has tormented its inhabitants, has broken parts of its infrastructure, yet looking from the Ecopoetical perspective (of which CA Conrad is a vocal contributor), this is equally one of the many deteriorated shrieks of the Earth in the face of systemic curses directed towards our planetary shelter. Conrad, singularly with his(Soma)tic Poetry Exercises (aka Rituals), and through physical interaction with humans and with extant and extinct non-human others, attempts to „create an extreme present" as he themselves call it. To „stay with a trouble", as Donna Haraway would put it, alluding to the practices of learning to be truly present IN REAL AND PARTICULAR PLACES and „not (...) between awful or edenic pasts and apocalyptic or salvific futures, but as mortal critters entwined in myriad unfinished configurations of places, times, matters, meanings".

FABRIZIO TERRANOVA, DONNA HARAWAY: STORYTELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVAL (2016, 90'). DECEMBER 4, 7 pm at SIX CHAIRS BOOKS (Kaunas Artists' House, V. Putvinskio 56)

Donna Haraway’s groundbreaking work in science, technology, gender and trans-species relationships over the last four decades is marked by her deep commitments to feminism and environmentalism. Refusing to distinguish between humans and animals and machines, she proposed new ways of understanding our world that challenge normative structures and boundaries. Her approach to writing is equally distinct, breaking with prevailing trends in theory by embracing narrative techniques in painting a rebellious and hopeful future. Recognizing her singular talent for storytelling, Fabrizio Terranova spent a few weeks filming Haraway and her dog Cayenne in their Southern California home, exploring their personal universe as well as the longer development of Haraway’s views on kinship and planetary welfare. Animated by green screen projections, archival materials and fabulation, Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival is an appropriately eccentric response to a truly original thinker. MORE INFORMATION ON EVENTS here