Salon(g)ing with books and friends
Two afternoons with readings, activations and more
By and with Alix Eynaudi, Anne Juren, Elisabeth Schäfer, Jack Hauser, Jeroen Peeters, Julien Bruneau, Nikolaus Gansterer and Sabina Holzer
18 July 2023, 16.00-20.00
19 July 2023, 16.00-20.00
Free entrance. You can come and go as you like.
Imagine books loosening up their spines and words drifting off the page into a zone where time multiplies, where bodies grow footnotes and paper skin, savour the taste of language or stick an unruly tongue into the mud digging up fossils and ore and unlikely stories. Attention for the corporeal and material conditions of language is what connects this motley group of artists and writers in their recent publications – and the related collaborations and performance practices. Seeing them together on shelf sparked the desire to bring these books into resonance, activate them in search of unexpected encounters. During two afternoons Alix Eynaudi, Anne Juren, Elisabeth Schäfer, Jack Hauser, Jeroen Peeters, Julien Bruneau, Nikolaus Gansterer and Sabina Holzer will offer a glimpse into their books by way of readings, activations and conversation in a salon setting – all of it punctuated with coffee and cake. You’re welcome to spend time with us and imagine the library otherwise. There’s a different program on both afternoons.