Akademie Schloss Solitude cordially invites you to the event bad reading, a reading and performance initiated by current literature and performing arts fellows presented at the project space Römerstraße 2A.
To mitigate differences in style, genre, and native language, the fellows created new works by using a collection of keywords to guide them. Once new texts were written, they were physically cut, rearranged, and recompiled into a single text by the fellows on a library table. This process seeks to dismiss single authorship in favor of a unique composition of diverse voice to be presented during the reading.
The title bad reading references »bad painting«, a trend in American figurative painting in the 1970s that asserts painting should not be understood in a literal sense, but in an ironic way by rejecting conventional attitudes of art and market in working process, motifs and presentation, etc. In that sense the fellows Rasha Abbas (Syria/Lebanon), Dan Boehl (USA), Vanessa Emde (Germany), Márió Z. Nemes (Hungary), and Sînziana Păltineanu (Romania/Germany) left their usual working routines and joined the author collective for this experiment.
The reading will be held in English. Entrance free!