"John Genre – Texte aus Couchette"
Readings with Brigham Baker, Benedikt Bock and Miriam Laura Leonardi
Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 7-10PM (readings start at 8PM)
Brigham Baker (USA) is an artist based in Zürich. In his recent artist book, Only Apples one revolves around a hand-full of unpicked apples throughout the course of a winter. Inside the book is the story „When does weather become familiar?“ where a protagonist is flooded into a former apartment by a rainstorm and thereby confronted with a uncanny, bodily experience.
Miriam Laura Leonardi (CH) is a visual artist based in Zurich and was recently short listed on „The 2019 Büro BDP Writing Prize“ for her short story „Mara, ein Sturmkind, ist hoch zu Ross und gegen die Raubvögel, das was das Märchen nicht lehrte, lernt Mara nimmermehr“ (Mara, a stormchild …) – a powerful text with a female protagonist who´s fighting forces of sex, wilderness and male power structures. She reads in German and English.
Benedikt Bock (GER) is also based in Zurich and Athens. Recently he released his first book „Schlüssel is Key“, which gathers three short stories from Athens. He would read from his book and an episode from his long term writing project "Robert Zweifel" (Robert Doubt). Benedikt reads in German and English.