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Bad Words #5

»I am inviting you to not sleep tonight.«

After the first season took Ilse Aichinger’s titular essay »Bad Words« and its resistant poetics as its point of departure, Etel Adnan’s »Night« takes us into the darkness.

Between the revolutionary potential of staying awake and the shrouding qualities of night, the second season negotiates language as a means of silence and the night as a place of the living dead.

Based on various works, the audio series »Bad Words« creates a place for a different way of speaking about language and literature, for approaching a new sense of language. From talks, readings, voice messages, field recordings and music, a walk-in space of multiple voices is created with changing guests. The agreement is: We start from one written work so that another can begin.

An audio series by Fabian Saul, in cooperation with Mathias Zeiske. With contributions by Tanasgol Sabbagh, Nalan, Lama El Khatib, Haytham El Wardany, Joshua Groß, Enis Maci, Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, Fabian Saul, Miriam Stoney and texts by Etel Adnan
Original version, May 2022

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