Brexit »And Now What?«

Fr 29.3.
19:30 Uhr
7 € / erm. 4 €

(English version below)
19:30 Uhr  – Mitternacht
Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache

Wer, wenn nicht die Schriftsteller*innen von heute, könnte all die absurden, utopischen und dystopischen, die freiwillig und unfreiwillig komischen, realen und surrealen Elemente des Brexit besser darstellen? In Lesungen bis Mitternacht, dem geplanten Zeitpunkt für den Brexit, werden Autor*innen wie Priya Basil, Patricia Duncker, Ben Fergusson, Alec Finlay, Jo Frank, Lucy Jones, Scott Martingell, Kate McNaughton, Jacinta Nandi, Alistair Noon, Musa Okwonga und Paul Scraton in eigenen Texten der Frage nachgehen »And Now What?«. Lassen Sie uns den kulturellen und literarischen Schatz aus Great Britain feiern, der seit jeher und für immer zollunabhängig und grenzenlos ist. Anglophile aller Nationalitäten sind herzlich eingeladen, mit uns die Nacht mit Lesungen, Musik von der Band BBXO und Gesprächen zu verbringen. Außerdem werden Yael Inokai, Daniela Dröscher, Christian Dittloff und Paula Fürstenberg als Autor*innen des Schreibkollektivs Literatur für das, was passiert vor Ort von den Gästen in Auftrag gegebene Texte anfertigen. Gestärkt von britischen Snacks und Getränken feiern wir mit Ihnen bis Mitternacht.

The planting of the „Brexit tree“ by the artist Clemens Wilhelm in Huntly/Scotland was scheduled for the 29th of March 2019, but had to be postponed to a later date due to the ongoing discussions in the British Parliament. Around midnight we will have a a live connection to Huntly and talk with Clemens Wilhelm about his project.

Kuratorin: Charlotte Wührer
Moderation: Asmus Trautsch
Illustration: Tom Moore

Eine Veranstaltung in Kooperation mit dem Grossbritannien-Zentrum der HU Berlin,  der Faculty of English, University of Oxford,  TORCH, dem SAND Journal und Deveron Projects.

 

Brexit »And Now What?«
7.30 pm – midnight
Tickets: 7 € / 4 €
An event in English

Who, if not contemporary writers, are better qualified to reflect on the absurd, the utopian and the dystopian implications of Brexit? Who better to riff on the intentionally and unintentionally amusing, the realer than real and the weirdly surreal? In the run-up to midnight, when Britain is set to officially leave the EU, join us at the Literaturhaus Berlin to grieve, commiserate and attempt —  with a pinch of black British humour cut with courage and cynicism — to find comfort and new beginnings in literature, music and art. Throughout the night, an exciting lineup of writers will respond to Brexit and tackle the question “And Now What?”, with featured authors including Priya Basil, Patricia Duncker, Ben Fergusson, Alec Finlay, Jo Frank, Lucy Jones, Scott Martingell, Kate McNaughton, Jacinta Nandi, Alistair Noon, Musa Okwonga and Paul Scraton. Take part in a fully immersive evening that celebrates the imperviousness of British literature and culture to borders and customs administration. Anglophiles of all nationalities are in for a night of readings, music from the band BBXO and discussion, as well as typewritten, specially commissioned texts from Yael Inokai, Daniela Dröscher, Christian Dittloff und Paula Fürstenberg, members of the writers’ collective Literatur für das, was passiert, and work from the Berlin-based artist and filmmaker Clemens Wilhelm. Fueled by British refreshments, there’s no reason not to keep calm and carry on till midnight.

The planting of the „Brexit tree“ by the artist Clemens Wilhelm in Huntly/Scotland was scheduled for the 29th of March 2019, but had to be postponed to a later date due to the ongoing discussions in the British Parliament. Around midnight we will have a a live connection to Huntly and talk with Clemens Wilhelm about his project.

Curator: Charlotte Wührer
Host: Asmus Trautsch
Illustration: Tom Moore

A cooperation with the Humboldt University Berlin’s Centre for British Studies, the University of Oxford’s Faculty of English, Torch, the SAND Journal, and Deveron Projects.