Finland, whose land’s legs and arms lay their fields and gaping spaces bare to the distant horizon, wandering plateaus of shadows crossing the vast acres and seas as if to recoil from the sky… I imagine if you squint your eyes to a slit, the outside landscape boils down to a line seperating high from low. Sometimes one must pass through outstreched forests which are as spacious as the fields, only one level higher up – or yourself being one floor leveled down. Continue reading Travel log: Finland. Fiction vs. reality
It’s been three days since the tour started on 2nd May in Helsinki. Today the bus will reach the island of Hailuoto and the village of Marjaniemi, a seaside residential on the western flank of Finland with a historical lighthouse on its ground. The bus will stay on the island only for a few hours with eight authors now occupying the vehicle. Let’s take a breath and shed some light on them. Follow me to the textual and virtual conversation with the authors.
At the Koko Teatteri 14 authors assembled to give readings and to start off a tour of 12 weeks across Europe which involves over 100 authors from 37 countries. This is the introduction to our journey. Continue reading Europe’s calling. The opening of OMNIBUS.
Cristian Forte came to Berlin in 2009, having left Argentina that same year. Why is this important? Because Cristian is the kind of poet that is very sensitive to his surroundings and the places he performs his poetry. This turns every one of his pieces into a political question, too. Continue reading Cristian Forte: Throw the pen – Poetic performances
INTERVIEW: In her article from October 2015 for one of the major German newspapers F.A.Z., Elke Heinemann writes that you see the future of literary weblog publishing not in the curated e-book as a form of assemblage of rhizomatic texts but in no less than “the internet” itself. This already sounds outdated enough, looking at bots, Twitter, Instagram, and literature apps and games. How do you keep up? Do you maybe consider yourself as “first generation”? What are blogs today? Continue reading Hartmut Abendschein: e-books, Rorschach-Test, 50 % Flarf
Based in London, UK, Tom Chivers is running a small publishing house called ‘Penned in the Margins’ which brings together a whole range of different activities under one roof, from book publishing to spoken word performances. Risky and venturous, the arts producer Tom Chivers shows what the future of publishing can look like – let me tell you, it is not in the digital world.
Continue reading Tom Chivers: UK publishing and intimate spots in urban landscapes
This polyphonic juxtaposition features answers to three questions put to some of the participants from the INTRE:FACE Digital Conference who were physically present.
Networking stinks. Read here about the smelly, disgusting shit on how digital literature artists connect; where they can be found offline and how they interact with each other. This is about digital literature.
Other floating material from the internet
Let’s continue our ride through digital literature on the pipes to games, publishing, bots, conceptual literature and storytelling. I present to you some bits and pieces rushing among the highway, highlights from my research that aim to give an overview over the state-of-the-art and some projects that caught my attention. A kaleidoscope. Continue reading #producing digital literature. Sideways