Text-World–World-Text II: CROWD Symposium in Graz

a very very nice literatureboomboom named text-world–world-text II with international authors rad local brainmovers will be there shrewd talking during the day and the full program from a to z in the evening – Forum STADTPARK is yet again hosting a CROWD Symposium in Graz! Streamed live on the 10th of June: www.stream.mur.at/forum


10:00 – 16:00 – Presentations & Discussion

20:00 – 22:30 – Readings & Performances


Tom Bresemann | Eduard Escoffets | Gundi Feyrer | Margret Kreidl | Barbi Markovic | Fiston Mwanza Mujila | Jörg Piringer | Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir | Clemens Schittko | Stefan Schmitzer | Christoph Szalay | trauma wien | Érica Zíngano | and many more

May through July 2016 Forum Stadtpark has together with three other European literary institutions (Lettrétage – Berlin, Nuoren Voiman Liitto – Helsinki, Ideogramma – Nikosia) organized a reading tour with more than 100 authors, going from Finland to Cyprus and tried to establish stronger bonds within the European independent literary scene as one of its main goals. The tour also stopped at Forum Stadtpark, where the Text-World–World-Text symposium was held. This year the second iteration of the symposium will take place. 15 international and local authors will discuss the role of literature in today’s society during the day and provide a deep look in the current trends in international, experimental literature in the evening.

International greats such as the Spanish sound poet Eduard Escoffets and the Icelandic literary performer Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir  will meat the greats of the German-speaking space, among them Barbi Marković and the Austrian digital poet Jörg Piringer, all whilst examining the all-time relevant question what role the author should and can take in society. Especially interesting for the experimentally active authors will be the question of what role the new artistic forms and methods can take regarding the relation between literature and society. Can these new forms possibly create a new emancipatory and society-transforming potential? Can literature even be a medium for emancipation? How political can literature even be? Which forces govern literary production? What kind of strategies are there to surpass these forces and other limitations?

The presentations and discussions will be streamed live, as well as the readings and performances:


original announcement: http://www.forumstadtpark.at/index.php?idcat=10

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