Uh! Ah! Argh! Art Based Text Writing at the Library

March 27, 2018


The last four Sundays I was teaching a writing workshop at the AGB, my favourite library in town, as part of the Sonntagsbureau. The idea was to do finger exercises inspired by the ways artists use language; in collages (Sister Corita), street art (Basquiat), tattoos (Tabea Blumenschein, Shirin Neshat) and concrete poetry (Dieter Roth, Hanne Darboven). 

Here below a few examples of those exercises in "zeitschreiben" (writing time), "zeichensätzungen" (punctuations poems), "fratzenshows" (show of grimaces). We followed Sol LeWitt's Dictum: "If words are used, and they proceed from ideas about art, then they are art and not literature; numbers are not mathematics."

Emilia Mello

Elsa Mencagli

Nina Del Marr

Jacqueline Grassmann

Dorothea Fe

Diana Gehring

Julia Rublack

Renata da Ribeira

Monika Backhaus


The last four Sundays I was teaching a writing workshop at the AGB, my favourite library in town, as part of the Sonntagsbureau. The idea was to do finger exercises inspired by the ways artists use language; in collages (Sister Corita), street art (Basquiat), tattoos (Tabea Blumenschein, Shirin Neshat) and concrete poetry (Dieter Roth, Hanne Darboven).  Here below a few examples of those exercises in "zeitschreiben" (writing time), &quo…

The last four Sundays I was teaching a writing workshop at the AGB, my favourite library in town, as part of the Sonntagsbureau. The idea was to do finger exercises inspired by the ways artists use language; in collages (Sister Corita), street art (Basquiat), tattoos (Tabea Blumenschein, Shirin Neshat) and concrete poetry (Dieter Roth, Hanne Darboven). 

Here below a few examples of those exercises in "zeitschreiben" (writing time), "zeichensätzungen" (punctuations poems), "fratzenshows" (show of grimaces). We followed Sol LeWitt's Dictum: "If words are used, and they proceed from ideas about art, then they are art and not literature; numbers are not mathematics."

Emilia Mello

Elsa Mencagli

Nina Del Marr

Jacqueline Grassmann

Dorothea Fe

Diana Gehring

Julia Rublack

Renata da Ribeira

Monika Backhaus


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