The Reader Past Event


Fri 24 May 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Fri 24 May 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Sat 25 May 11:00am - 11:15am
Sat 25 May 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Sat 25 May 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Sun 26 May 11:00am - 11:15am
Sun 26 May 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Sun 26 May 2:00pm - 2:15pm


Free, no booking required


180 Saint Kilda Road, Southbank Melbourne, VIC, Australia


The reader is the audience. The reader is the market. The reader is the critic. The reader is the buyer. The reader is the voice in your head.

Over the course of the Stallholder Fair, Emile Zile will read publicly, privately, obviously, convulsively, discreetly, silently, annoyingly, desperately, lazily.

Presented by Emile Zile

Emile Zile Performer

Emile Zile is an artist, filmmaker and performer. Utilising the overlooked remnants of network culture to create his performances, films and exhibitions, Emile engages with the boundaries of language to explore contemporary digital selfhood. Recent exhibitions, screenings and performances of his have included QUAI10 Belgium, NGV Triennial, LIMA Amsterdam and Artshouse Melbourne. His work is profiled in Australiana to Zeitgeist: an A to Z of Australian Contemporary Art 2017 published by Thames and Hudson and is included in Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art 2020.