PAC Home Reading Group

The PAC Home Reading Group Meets monthly in the PAC Home Space at Plymouth Arts Centre

The PAC Home Reading Group is a new initiative led by PAC Home members, bringing together PAC Home members once a month to discuss selected pieces of writing. A limited number of copies of the current selected text are available from the PAC Home Space.

Next Reading Group meeting:
Tuesday 29 August 6pm

Excerpt from Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. Presented by Standpoint Futures and Batter Street resident artist, AJ Stockwell (b. Scotland). For a copy of the text, pop into the PAC Home space to pick up a paper copy or email for the PDF version.

To volunteer to lead a future Reading Group session and select a text for discussion please email

Previous Reading Group meetings:
Tuesday 25 April
Black Mo’nin by Fred Moten presented by PAC Home Library resident, Marcy Saude.

Tuesday 14 March
Harsha Walia’s Decolonize Together: Moving beyond a Politics of Solidarity toward a Practice of Decolonization. Taken from Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism and presented by our current PAC Home Library resident, Marcy Saude.

Tuesday 29 November
Simon Sheikh’s Positively White Cube Revisited

Wednesday 7 September
The selected texts were the Preface from Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performance by Matthew Reason and a video of Marvin Gaye Chetwynd in conversation with Sara Jane Bailes (with particular focus on the first 15 mins) found here:

Wednesday 3 August
Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: Real failure needs no excuse (2012) from

Tuesday 7 June
Part III of Andrew Renton’s BROKEN SURFACES; BELATED FORMS from Laura White: The Stuff of Images and an extract from pages 153-4 of Organs Without Bodies by Slavoj Zizek.

Tuesday 10 May
PAC Resident and exhibiting artist Kelly Best joined the Reading Group to discuss Chapter 1 of Reginald Smith Brindle’s Serial Composition. Click here to link to a pdf of the text.

Tuesday 19 April
In collaboration with Talking Heads: Creative Forum and The Lenkiewicz Foundation. For this meeting the Reading Group discussed Robert Lenkiewicz’s writing ‘On Self-Portrait’. This text was selected to coincide with the exhibition of Robert Lenkiewicz’s Self-Portraits at Ocean Studios.

Thursday 25 February
Repetivity: Platforms and approaches for publishing.

Wednesday 20 January
Claire Bishop’s Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship alongside
Morgan Quaintance’s response to the Turner Prize, Teleology and the Turner Prize: or Utility, the new Conservatism.