Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7 pm
Open Mike Workshop
Pure Fiction / Wu Ming
Pure Fiction, a writing seminar at Frankfurt’s Städelschule lead by author Mark von Schlegell, will conduct an “open mike” writing workshop in the Kölnischer Kunstverein. Author Wu Ming joins as a special guest as members of the seminar perform texts and workshop them publicly. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own texts to workshop.
Wu Ming is a pseudonym for a group of Italian authors formed in 2000 from a subset of the Luther Blisset community in Bologna. The collective is formed of writers active in literature and popular culture. The group authored several novels such as 54 and Manituana. For the open-mike-workshop Pure Fiction will be joined by Wu Ming 1.
From 2011-2018, students of Städelschule invited writer Mark von Schlegell to organise a fiction seminar in the school. Since then Pure Fiction has brought together current and former Städel students to examine and above all produce texts in the most diverse forms possible, from written artistic works and experimental writing to readings and performances that inevitably draw in other aspects of the diverse artistic practices of all the class members. The works of authors from Cervantes to Woolf form the pre–given raw material of the seminar. An engagement with the material and quasi-mystical properties of printed matter have led the class to produce numerous experimental publications, readings and performances on narrative or poetic footings.
The workshop will be conducted in English.
Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.
Image: Pure Fiction