A graphic with two abstract purple figures on a yellow background. One figure is holding a book, the other is wearing headphones.
© Ronak Jundi
A graphic with two abstract purple figures on a yellow background. One figure is holding a book, the other is wearing headphones.
© Ronak Jundi
Performative Book Fair
Panel / Discussion

Participatory Panel: Long Night of Revolutionary Literature

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Free entry with registration

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Saturday

5/13/23

10:00 PM

kmh

bis 23:30

The revolution has often been proclaimed at Kampnagel - be it by Laurie Penny, Paul Preciado, Felwine Sarr or Alain Badiou... The Performative Book Fair now invites you to a special night at the club! Where there is usually a party until the morning, this time political writers, journalists and the audience itself will meet in the middle of the room to talk about the relationship between literature and revolution. We ask how revolutions are described aesthetically, which revolutionary moments literature has produced, or how thinking about revolution, from revolutionary uprising to revolutionary process, has changed - and thus also reshaped writing about revolution. Sitting together at the kitchen table, smoking, debating into the night: We know these images from the German sailor uprisings, the Cuban revolution, student protests and even today they characterise many activist scenes and shared kitchens. The audience is invited to spread out around the room, but also to sit at the table in the middle of the room between the panellists and bring their own perspectives to the debate. Together we will discuss, argue, care and make room for the next discussants. From aesthetic description to revolutionary moments that literature has produced: The question of the relationship between the written and revolution is in focus.

With Mareice Kaiser, Gilda Sahebi, Veronika Zablotsky and Johannes Tesfai (moderator) and the audience present.


We appreciate if you do a Corona rapid test at home and wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces at the Book Fair.