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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Time: 19-21
Free admission

The performance starts at 19.30. Also: books, cassettes and refreshments.

Performance:
Presentation and contextualization of Pär Thörn’s new book, Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (alphabetisch).

Playback and release of the cassette Inympningar i Göteborgs poesifestival 2011 with work by Peder Alexis Olsson and Pär Thörn, CO-OP, Hanna Hartman, In Edit Mode Press, Imri Sandström, Lina Selander and Andrzej Tichý.

About the book:
In Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (alphabetisch), Pär Thörn sorts all the words in Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s classic novel from 1774 in alphabetical order, and presents these in a fractured style. The result is a broken narrative order, a graphical score and a strictly bound visual text, that highlights the individual word and the typography’s materiality, rather than the actual content. This is a conceptual work thematizing readability, nationality, the legacy of typography and literary autonomy, in relation to the extended field of art.

The cassette Inympningar i Göteborgs poesifestival 2011 is a documentation of a micro festival in Gothenburg in 2011, compiled by Pär Thörn and Peder Alexis Olsson, and containing audio work that were played prior to their performances at Gothenburg poetry festival (2011).

More information:
www.storno.wordpress.com