Berlin HUB Holzmarkt 25
3d of May, 10 p.m.
Symposium Transnationality an Translinguality (Dovrat Meron)
THE WHOLE TRUTH..EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ISRAELIS IN BERLIN / PUBLIC READING / TRANSLINGUALITY PERFORMANCES
Nathalie Fari (German-Brazilian) "Die entzetzte Lage"
Tamar Linder "The couch surfer from Tel Aviv" concert in English and Hebrew
Lala Nomada (Mexican and soon German)
Joseph Michael Patricio (Filipino currently lives and works in Berlin)
Samah Hijawi (Jordanian) The Sexual Psychology of Hermaphrodites
Veronika S. Bökelmann "Mêlée"
Thomas Zollinger (Swiss) Naked words
The persons present are invited to take part in a spoken word performance. Everybody who accept the invitation choose one word in a familiar language. It will be repeated several times, one word with every breathing out, as long as there occurs no break. After moments of non-speaking while only breath is moving the performers body follows the next spoken sequence of the chosen word.
Sometimes all participants are speaking their words all together, sometimes there is a solo, sometimes there are groups speaking words, sometimes there is silence. The naked words are moving around. The sound of a word, the speech rhythm, the voice energy of the speaker and moments of silence create an improvised piece.
The notion of "word" disappears, until there is no more sense or idea remaining in it. Words become material for an acoustic experiment. The transformation of the word in some kind of music bring them on a level of translinguality.