Displayed Words – Displaced

  • Klosterruine
  • Exhibition
  • Reading

13.01.2023 – 16.04.2023 / 18:00 – 18:00
With Athena Farrokhzad, Don Mee Choi, Volha Hapeyeva

Opening: Friday, January 13, 2023, 6:00 p.m.

Klosterruine presents the program Displayed Words – Displaced in collaboration with CCA Berlin and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program during the winter months. From January to April 2023, textual fragments in different languages will be presented through a digital panel display installed in Berlin’s Klosterruine. Additionally, readings will be staged on-site and at CCA Berlin as a means to introduce the texts’ authors to Berlin audiences. Finally, a digital platform will be developed in order to present the texts simultaneously as they’re being displayed at the Klosterruine, towards establishing a long-term digital literature platform: displayedwords.org

Displayed Words – Displaced is an experimentation in thinking with language, text, and poetics through digital formats. Who and what defines the space through which words are printed and made legible? How does the perception of written language change from one medium to another? Displayed Words – Displaced plays with the perception of text and its manifold displays; it also poses questions pertaining to contexts within which literature, poetry and language can be perceived or understood. Finally, it asks how literature and language are mediated, and in which language dominant meanings and literary works are conveyed in a ‘multicultural’ city like Berlin. What about languages considered minoritarian that one hears across the city through everyday encounters, such as Turkish, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Ukrainian?

Displayed Words – Displaced opens on January 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. with a reading by Volha Hapeyeva at Klosterruine.

With texts by Don Mee Choi, Athena Farrokhzad, Volha Hapeyeva, Quinn Latimer, Rike Scheffler, Yasmine Seale, and Hajra Waheed

Curated by Fabian Schöneich. Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, project funds from Draussenstadt and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program

Klosterruine Berlin, Klosterstr. 73 a, 10179 Berlin


Photo documentation: Diana Pfammatter

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