A note on : Illuminations : Friederike Mayröcker : Sept 11th


Illuminations VII : celebrating Friederike Mayröcker
September Wednesday 11th 2019 : 7pm at Austrian Cultural Forum, London

Free but booking appreciated here 28 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1PQ

With Franziska Füchsl, David Hoffman, Robert Montgomery, Karen Sandhu, Chris McCabe, Victoria Bean and SJ Fowler

Friederike Mayröcker is one of the most important living European poets, and a trailblazer for her deeply complex poetry which not only spans methodological explorations of visual, concrete, sound, postmodern, diaristic and phenomenological poetry, but also for its range of subject matter. She is one of the few poets whose work is challenging complex yet generally popular, though not as she should be in the UK.. She is a recipient of the Buchner prize and lauded across Europe. This event will ask five of the UK’s most considerable innovative, performative and visual poets to respond to her life and work alongside two brilliant visiting writers from Austria. Join us for what should be a unique night of responsive, celebratory readings and performances.

Illuminations : celebrating modern Austrian writers is a series of innovative events bringing to light, in London, the work of writers fundamental to the unique Austrian contribution to world literature in the post-war era. These events, by commissioning contemporary artists, writers, poets and theatre makers to each make a new work responding to the works or life of the celebrated figure in question, aim to transpose the brilliance of the original into a new moment – one that will stimulate as well as illuminate. Featuring entirely new commissions from a host of artists and writers from Austria, the UK and across Europe.

(Friederike Mayröcker photograph (c) Lukas Dostal)