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The Agency of Visible Women Reading Group with Leyla Pillai

Leyla Pillai hosts FRAGMENTAL : Low on Highs / High, on the Low

"What does it take to get inside of your mind?"

-Excerpt from Kim Gordon, Is it my body?

*Fantasy, Desire, Passion, Bodies, Flesh, Machine, Consumption, Underground, Reflections, Relations, Self-ie; Who's That Girl? Who Are You?, What's Going On?, What Are We Doing Here?, Any Body Know?, Kool, Wild Thing, How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?, How May I Help You? *


Song lyrics from which the title of the book takes its name, as a stand alone poem.

Cookie Mueller, Walking Through Clear Water In A Pool Painted Black

Go-Going - New York & New Jersey 1978-79

e-flux Journal, What's Love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) Got To Do With It?

Jan Verwoert - Exhaustion and Exuberance: Ways to Defy the Pressure to Perform

- The Pressure to Perform


Nan Goldin - Joey in my Mirror, 1992

Kim Gordon - "Consumption As Living Money" Noise Name Painting

Kim Gordon Instagram Profile - Richard Prince "Repost"

This reading group takes place at The Old Waterworks on North Road in Westcliff on Sea.

The following access is available:

  • Large print copies of the texts

  • Wheelchair accessible building via a ramp

  • Parking

If you have any access needs that have not been met by us please contact us to let us know what those might be. We have some funding available for access and would like to make the event as accessible as possible.

Upon signing up you will receive a PDF of the texts for the reading group. Please sign up via the eventbrite page HERE

Later Event: August 28
TOMA Open Day at the Old Waterworks