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¿Comment! - Performance with Ross Sutherland, curated by Simone Kornappel
The Scottish poet Ross Sutherland is reading his own works which are commented by their readers, including Stefan Mesch, Kristoffer Cornils, Konstantin Ames and students from the schools John F. Kennedy School, Hildegard-Wegschneider Gymnasiums and Paulsen Gymnasium.
Ross Sutherland is a writer, performer, filmmaker and lecturer in Creative Writing. He was born in 1979 in Edinburgh. Sutherland combines his literary texts with live stand-up elements and visuals. He has published four books of poetry: Things To Do Before You Leave Town (2009), Twelve Nudes (2010), Hyakuretsu Kyaku (2011) and Emergency Window (2012).
¿Comment! - a model project exploring innovative ways of literature promotion
Literature can only have an effect on readers when they approach it personally. The ways of understanding and interpreting texts are as diverse as the audiences themselves. This is exactly what the project "¿Comment!" aims to visualise. Four authors from Berlin have chosen four foreign language authors, whose works were commented on by different readers. With four performances, this event is an open-ended search for new formats of literature promotion. It questions the conventional roles of author, presenter and passive audience while only one thing is certain: there is no place for boredom.