In which languages does Berlin write? PARATAXE regularly invites Berlin authors who write in languages other than German to talks, readings and translations at changing locations.
With Alexander Delphinov, Jan Kuhlbrodt & Timm Völker and Ricardo Domeneck & Odile Kennel.
Host: Martin Jankowski
Alexander Delphinov (born Smirnov) is an author, poet and journalist born in Moscow in 1971. He studied German and Slavic studies at the RSUH in Moscow, the Ruhr University Bochum, the University of Vienna and the Humboldt University in Berlin. In the early nineties, he participated in the artist movement "The White River", which occupied houses on Trubnaya Square in Moscow. He was also co-founder, frontman and lyricist of the reggae band "Jah Division" as well as the punk reggae band "Podwig Gastello".
Since 2004, he has performed in readings with the poetry concepts "Poetry Therapy", "Rhythm-N-Poetry" and "WordVision" together with musicians, DJs and VJs in Berlin, Amsterdam, Moscow and St. Petersburg. He is co-founder and presenter of the "P.A.N.D.A. Not Only Russian Theatre" in Berlin.
Jan Kuhlbrodt, born in 1966 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, studied political economy in Leipzig after his military service with the NVA. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he moved to the Goethe University in Frankfurt to study philosophy and sociology. From 1997 to 2000 he studied at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig. Today he lives in Leipzig as a freelance writer, translator and editor.
Ricardo Domeneck was born in 1977 in Bebedouro in the Brazilian state of S. Paulo. His poems are available in German, English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Dutch, Slovenian, Swedish and Arabic. His readings and performances have taken place in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Paris, Brussels, Madrid, Barcelona, Ljubljana and Dubai, among other places.
He has translated texts by Hans Arp, Friederike Mayröcker, Frank O'Hara, Jack Spicer, Harryette Mullen, Rosemarie Waldrop and Ezequiel Zaidenweg into Portuguese. He lives and works in Berlin since 2002.
Timm Völker, born and raised in Halle an der Saale in the late 1980s, lives and works as a musician, singer and songwriter in Leipzig when not on the road giving concerts.
Odile Kennel lives in Berlin as an author and translator. She has published Érica Zíngano's "I Don't Know Why", Ricardo Domeneck's "Body: A Handbook" and Angélica Freitas' "The Uterus is Big as a Fist" in translation from Portuguese.
She published the novel "What Ida Says" in 2011 and "Looking at Sea" in 2017, and the poetry collection "or what is this interplanetary air called" in 2013. Her poetry collection "Hors Texte" was published in 2019.
Organiser: Berliner Literarische Aktion
Location: Maschinenhaus in the KulturBrauerei
Schönhauser Allee 36