VERSO /'s fourth edition this season, "Borders", is edited by Versal's Margarita Osipian. In the entanglements of the current political climate, the border—as a geopolitical element, as a barrier between bodies, as a digital manifestation—has taken on an increasingly complex role. During this evening we will explore the border through the lens of its multiple manifestations.
The evening features Berlin-based American poet Laressa Dickey reading from her new collection "Roam", artist Martijn van Boven showing his computer generated film "Field Notes from a Mine", choreographer Setareh Fatehi presenting her research project Bodiless Heads, and artist Lina Issa whose practice revolves around issues of place, otherness, embodied memory, and the performativity of (cultural) identity.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Editorial by Margarita Osipian
Poetry by Laressa Dickey
Film by Martijn van Boven
Art by Lina Issa
Choreography by Setareh Fatehi
Doors open at 7pm. Entrance is 5 euros*. Cash and card accepted.
The Semaphore Bookstore will be open 7-10pm, featuring a range of local authors' books, second-hand treasures, and Versal.
VERSO / is a monthly literary journal of our city’s and our world’s best editors, writers, artists, and thinkers, in live-form poems, stories, essays, interviews, reviews, and more. Volume 3, "Obstacles", turns to topography in its many shapes and materials.
VERSO / is brought to you by Mezrab and the makers of Versal.
*60% of door funds are divided equally among the evening's contributors, 40% of door funds are used by Versal to produce VERSO / and its other projects.