Reading and Running
May 23 to May 28, 2015, Toronto
How do you move through space: on top of your legs, onboard a planet, or on horses made of 12 point Georgia*? Orlando moves through centuries and genders, fluidly, heedlessly, in your brain.
Johanna reads Orlando by Virginia Woolf, one chapter a day for 6 days, in a new location each day.
Chris runs for the time it takes to read the chapter, listening to the podcast, beginning and ending at the location.
Johanna will record each chapter of Orlando’s progress as a podcast for the M:ST site, to be downloaded by subscribers.
Daily podcasts = $10 a day.
While Johanna is reading, Chris will run – the chapters vary in length from about 45 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes – a new route each day.
Subscribers can then run, or walk, or lie down on a bunch of pillows and listen to Orlando, and if they want, think about Chris running.
Archival documentation of Chris’ runs and the Reading locations will also be made available to those who subscribe to all 6 podcasts = $60.
* Georgia was designed by Matthew Carter for Microsoft in 1993. Carter created Georgia as a screen typeface, with high x-heights and wider characters. The ebook edition of Orlando by Virginia Woolf is set in Georgia and available at https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/woolf/virginia/w91o/index.html.
The text you are reading now is not set in Georgia.