We are launching the Virtual-Reality-App B.A.U.

In B.A.U. you enter uncharted artistic territory in the company of five artists from Germany and Russia. Using cardboard VR goggles your smartphone can be transformed into a gate to virtual reality, where you can move through five spaces, filled with animated deities, giant Lenin heads and spherical sounds, as well as interact with artistic objects created especially for this app. B.A.U. isn’t a virtual exhibition – as a user you dive into artistic worlds. B.A.U. also doesn’t try to simply translate literary and cultural mediation from analogue to digital. It specifically uses the possibilities of new media to open up a new field of experimentation.

At the initiative of the Goethe-Institute Novosibirsk and the Berlin house of literature Lettrétage three Berlin artists – Mara Genschel, Katia Sophia Ditzler and Tomomi Adachi – together with two Novosibirsk artists – Alexey Grishchenko and Evgenii Gavrilov – posed the question: How can international artistic co-operation look like in times of digitalization and a global pandemic? B.A.U. resulted as the answer, a virtual reality app that not only presents digital art but was also formed because of a digital co-operation. Without meeting one single time in person the five participants created five spaces, where they integrated the work of their partners, created for this occasion, adapted it and finally transformed it to a collaborative artistic synthesis.

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Multilingual Advisement Days: Work Stipends for Non-German Literature

Attention, non-german writers! We are offering free, multilingual advisement sessions for the Work Stipends for Non-German Literature, granted by the Berlin Senate. The Advisement Days are part of our project “schreiben & leben” and take place on the 3rd and 12th of June.

What: Multilingual Advisement Days
When: 03.06.2020 and 12.06.2020
How: Individual advisement sessions via Telefon or Video-Conference
Available Languages: Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Free of charge upon registration

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Multilingual Consultation and Info Day: Work Stipend for non-german writers

Multilingual Consultation and Info Day
16.05.2019, 1-6 pm
Lettrétage, Free admission

For the third time, the Berlin Senate will grant a Work Stipend for Berlin-based authors that write in languages other than German. The application deadline ends on June 18th and the grant refers to the year 2020.
We would like to enable all eligible authors to apply for the scholarship. Therefore, there will be a multilingual info and individual consultation session in collaboration with the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe (attendance free of charge):

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