Saturday, May 5, 2012
The performance starts at 19.30. Also: books, cassettes and refreshments.
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).