Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Time: 19-21 (reading at 20.00)
In his new prose collection Land skall med lag byggas, Pär Thörn combines systems with associative writing. Here, he mixes
everything from poems on Syldavic (a made-up language from Tintin) to Tasteline recipes, from the Swedish spy Fritiof Enbom to the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, from Josef Ström’s never-ending relocations in his apartment, following the order of syllables in the Bible, to the Morse code. The result is both absurd and extremely funny. In his practice, Pär Thörn links several literary traditions, such as Swedish concretism and the American L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E movement. Land skall med lag byggas is his seventh book.
Pär Thörn is a writer and conceptual artist, based in Malmö.