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    Siesta Festival: PANORAMAS #3

    20:00Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, free admission

    Performative Reading

    Programm SIESTA vor Spiegelkugel
    ©Pablo Hassmann

    On June 15, SIESTA celebrates its third and final Panoramas of Latin American Performative Literature in Berlin 2024, bringing together, for one last time, the emerging voices of three authors: Angélica Freitas opens the night with a vibrating and sharp performance on alopecia, sagging boobs, and menopause, pushing us to talk about how to survive the passage of time in a world made for men. Later, Franco Marcucci invites us to look through a deep cut into bacteria, fungi, & putrefaction, presenting living words that grow into network of breathing matter. Closing this last Panoramas, Cristian Forte brings us back to the stage with open ears, diving into the sound archives made of found footage-style-words-turned-into-poems.

    Their works will be translated by Odile Kennel, Monika Raič and Jordan Lee Schnee, who bring experience and linguistic elasticity to expand languages, exploiting the richness of the texts-performances. Together, this third and final universe of Latin American literature promises an unforgettable dive, inviting you to be bathed in these new horizons and perspectives.

    Adding a visual dimension to the experience are Rocío Rodriguez and Valeria Solari, infusing the event with an immersive aesthetic backdrop. Moderator Felipe Sáez Riquelme will guide us through the night, while DJ Amuleto Manuela will make us celebrate the closing of this unforgettable journey.

    ©Pedro Strelkow

    AUTHOR Angélica Freitas is a Brazilian poet and the author of three books of poetry, including "Um útero é do tamanho de um punho" (2020), translated into German by Odile Kennel and published by Elif Verlag. Questions about nationality and belonging, women and the feminine, culture and literature recur in her poems. In 2020, she moved to Berlin with a DAAD Künstlerprogramme grant.


    TRANSLATOR Odile Kennel is a poet and translator. She has translated “Rilke Shake” (2011) and "Um útero é do tamanho de um punho" (2020) by Angélica Freitas. In 2022 she received the Paul Scheerbart Prize of the Rowohlt-Ledig Foundation for her poetry translations. Latest publications: Lust (2021) and irgendetwas dazwischen (2023).


    AUTHOR Franco Marcucci was born in Argentina, where he studied sociology and political science. In 2019 he moved to Berlin and now waters the writing plant, helps people publish books in his publishing house Siesta Verlag and trains to be a yoga teacher.

    ©Monika Raic

    TRANSLATOR Monika Raič is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Romance Literatures, Humboldt University Berlin. She is a casual translator and is part of the editorial team of the journal ENTKUNSTUNG.

    ©Miguel Ángel Gutiérre

    GUEST ARTIST Valeria Solari is a chilean artist and designer based in Berlin, has been exploring new media since 2020, focusing on the elaboration of biodegradable materials and the cultivation of microorganisms. In 2023, she presented her solo exhibition "Skin Tags" at Molt Berlin.

    ©Billy Kenrick

    AUTHOR Cristian Forte is a poet, and once part of the art group Etcétera in Buenos Aires. Between 2010-2016 he coordinated the non-editorial Milena Berlin. He is currently co-founder of the experimental electronic music and sound poetry label Carrots Tapes.

    ©Natalia Reich

    TRANSLATOR Jordan Lee Schnee holds a BA in Translation and Linguistics from the University of New York (NYU). Since 2011 he has been living in Berlin where he received his M.A. in EnglishPhilology from the Freie Universität Berlin. He currently works at the university as an assistant professor of English literature. He also works as a curator for Haus für Poesie (House of Poetry).

    Moderation: Felipe Sáez Riquelme

    Music:  Amuleto Manuela

    As for SIESTA FESTIVAL, any form of racism, discrimination, harassment or intolerance, has no place in the event or while, and consequently the organizers reserve the right of access to the events. Please be aware that the venue's elevator is temporarily out of order, resulting in restricted access. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage attendees with specific needs, such as wheelchair users, to contact us in advance at info@lettretage.de for assistance regarding entrance access, mobility, and restroom facilities. Your comfort is our priority, and we appreciate your understanding as we strive to ensure a welcoming experience for everyone. The admission is free of charge with support from the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt.