Seit 2006 finden in der Lettrétage ca. 120 öffentliche Literaturveranstaltungen jährlich statt – Lesungen, Workshops, Diskussionsrunden, literarische Performances und Formate dazwischen. Bekannte und unbekannte Autor*innen und Künstler*innen verschiedener Sprachen und Nationalitäten sind hier schon aufgetreten.
Seit 2013 liegt der Programmfokus u.a. auf neuen Wegen der literarischen Präsentation und Live-Produktion: Dazu zählen u.a. die internationalen bzw. transnationalen Literaturfestivals „Soundout!“, „¿Comment!“, „Berlinisi“ und „Syn_Energy“, aber auch das viel beachtete Netzwerkprojekt „CROWD“ und multimediale Projekte wie die Reihe “CON_TEXT” oder das „Poetry Audio Lab“. Eine vollständige Liste der Lettrétage-Projekte finden Sie hier.
Als Ankerinstitution für die freie Literaturszene Berlins stellt die Lettrétage außerdem ihre Räume für Literaturveranstaltungen aller Art zur Verfügung. Zahlreiche freie Veranstalter*innen nutzen unsere Infrastruktur regelmäßig – für Literatur-Workshops, Lesereihen in verschiedenen Sprachen und Buchpräsentationen. Mehr zu den Möglichkeiten der kostenlosen Raumnutzung erfahren Sie hier.
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Genesis of a Language
Performance mit Stimme, Gesten und visuellen Elementen von Violaine Lochu und Tomomi Adachi
Violaine Lochu is a performance artist working with language and voice. As her debut in Berlin, she presents a new working progress performance with a Berlin-based sound poet, performer/composer, Tomomi Adachi after their residency in Lettrétage. Lochu performs her solo work, Babel Babel as the first part.
Violaine Lochu and Tomomi Adachi are developing their works around voice, gesture and language. The practices of them evolve in the fields of sound poetry, music and contemporary art and they use different types of media as performances, texts, sound installations. This project is placed among poetry, music and theater. In this project, they will invent a metalanguage which is developed through their collaborative process.
This metalanguage would be developed through three media; voice, gesture and writing. The concept of the metalanguage is inspired by some linguistic contexts which already we know; sign language used by North American Indians to communicate between tribes, Lingua franca as Sabir and artificial international language like Esperanto, in addition, graphic transcriptions of animal languages.
This new language will be integrated as a theatrical performance with voice and gestures, and also the graphical aspect will be involved in the performance.
An additional program as the first part of the event: a short version of Babel Babel by Violaine Lochu, solo performance, 35 min.
From the age of three months, a child begins to babble: in a purely physical and perceptive game, they explore the possibilities of their vocal apparatus. The sounds that they emit are not necessarily addressed to anyone, nor attempts to convey any particular meaning. Babel Babel is a performance composed using recordings of children’s babbling made in crèches in Seine-Saint-Denis and in Moselle since 2016. Violaine Lochu reworks, displaces and loops this sonic material to reveal the richness of the different sonic states of babbling, this forerunner of language that brings to mind imaginary and distant idioms, and even non-human expressions of the pure pleasure of speech, close to poetry.
Violaine Lochu's (photo s. oben) work is an exploration of voice as a vehicle for encounter and metamorphosis. During periods of immersion in specific contexts, she collects sound and visual materials from which she creates performances, sound installations, videos and publications. Her practice is transdisciplinary; situated within the field of contemporary art, it involves music, as well as theater or sound poetry.
Laureate of the Aware Prize (Archive Women Archives of Women Artists Research and Exhibitions), she performed in Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Contemporary Art Center of Geneva in Switzerland, Gallery Kunsterein of Munich in Germany, Gallery GAMU at Prague in Czech Republic, Theatre le 4e art of Tunis in Tunisia. She made part of collective exhibitions in MAC Lyon in France, Ferenczi museumi centrum in Hungary, in Art Center Le Centre at Cotonou in Benin, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Toronto in Canada.
Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, sound poetry, improvised music and contemporary music, also presented site-specific compositions, compositions for classical ensembles, choir pieces for untrained musicians in all over the world including Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Centre Pompidou, Poesiefestival Berlin and Palais de Tokyo. He has been working with a wide range of materials; self-made physical interfaces and instruments, artificial intelligence, brainwave, artificial satellite, twitter texts, 3D printer, fracture and even paranormal phenomenas. He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012. He received the Award of Distinction from Ars Electronica 2019.
Workshops & Infoabende
Sa23Nov2019So24Nov201910 AM - 16 PM 125€
The Reader’s acclaimed two-day introductory workshop
A Workshop covering the basics of fiction writing by Victoria Gosling and Jane Flett
Suitable for new writers or offering a shot in the arm for those who want to reinvigorate their writing practise, the course will cover establishing a writing routine, with exercises to kickstart the imagination, tuition on characterisation and dialogue (Saturday), followed by a class on plot and structure, guidance on editing, and a brief overview of how to begin finding publishers for your work (Sunday). The perfect place to reignite your love of writing, the workshop will provide inspiration and encouragement in equal measure in a supportive, creative environment.
The Workshop will start at 10:30 and continue until 16:30 with a one-hour lunch break. Maximum number of participants is 14.
To sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Gosling is the founder of The Reader Berlin and The Berlin Writing Prize. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Serpent’s Tail in July 2020 (UK) and Henry Hudson in 2021 (US). She is represented by Judith Murray of literary agency Greene & Heaton. Alongside directing The Reader’s day-to-day activities, Victoria works as a freelance editor, writer and consultant and is a former contributing editor of Berlin Stories for NPR. Offering manuscript assessments, mentoring, expert feedback and guidance, she has worked with hundreds of writers and consulted on a wide range of publications currently available in print and online.
Jane Flett’s writing has been published in over 70 literary journals and translated into Polish, Croatian and Japanese. Her poetry features in the Best British Poetry anthology and her fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4. Jane is a recipient of the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award and was voted Berlin’s best English-language writer in 2015 by Indieberlin.