SIX CHAIRS BOOKS – art & theory bookstore

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



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

On Wednesday 21' th February 6pm Six chairs books will host its first twice monthly 

Open Reading Group – Clap when you want to! – which is an invitation to read head,

collectively discuss and support dear bodies of women, of the earthly and the

technological, and seek the joy of learning the planetary together.

 

For the day we will read Italo Calvino's 'The Spiral'(from 'Cosmicomics', 1965),

Ursula le Guin's 'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night; Or, Why Are We Huddling About 

the Campfire?' (1980). EXTRA EXTRA: Adrienne Rich 'Notes Toward Politics of

Location' (1984).

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.

#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 chirs 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