Rara Avis

Rara Avis
It is obvious that the cultural industries are more and more influential in our society and this is partially due to both the globalization of the culture and its transformation into a consumer product intended for the world of entertainment, leisure and tourism.
During the last decades, the publishing mainstream as well as writers participated and followed the cultural directions. In spite of the permanent crisis observed in the publishing world emphasized by the boom of the new technologies in the opinion of the experts, the power of the great corporations has been reinforced through the widening of their market either within or outside of their national territories.
In view of such business strategies, different publishing projects have arisen both in Latin America and Europe, not only under an aesthetic viewpoint but also under a political one.
As such, not only the prevailing aesthetic models (style, gender, format or language...) are being questioned through, for example, literary experimentation or artist’s books but, in addition, publishers themselves have experienced a change in the understanding of the cultural production.
In fact during the last years, the publishing model has been reviewed through a multiplication of artists and writers groups producing and distributing on their own. It is important to keep in mind one of the most interesting phenomenon of the last decade with the development of cardboard editorial companies in Latin America, many of them being cooperatives employing people being considered as delinquents. In addition and thanks to the new technologies, there is an endless number of on-line publishing forums in the so-called “blogsphere”. Despite the fact that industries are behind the social networks, using a great number of bloggers and forums not only to widen their interest but also to create trends, we cannot ignore the democratization experienced both by literature and publishing through this type of technologies. The publishing process created a kind of free, popular and tremendously contemporaneous literature through a vertiginous expansion in the hyperspace thus multiplying the number of readers.
Keeping on with previous publishing and literature projects, Die SpukKommune proposes together with Rara Avis, a publication meeting with the aim of bringing writers and publishing projects out of the cultural industry into the public’s knowledge, through different activities such as presentations, workshops, readings, debates and fairs in order to raise subjects regarding the cultural self-funding, DIY, recycling, Creative Commons, Intellectual Fair Trade, on-line publishing, etc.

Friday 1.10 at 20:00

Presentation of the editorials projects Vox, Minola Cacerola and Los Superdemokraticos. As well as the reading of Rery Maldonado, Nikola Richter and Tom Bresemann.
Moderation is made by Claudia Wente.

VOX is currently a project of production and analysis of aesthetics related to literature and contemporaneous art. Additionally, VOX is a self-funded artists’ organization, not depending on official institutions, that have been publishing the VOX Magazine since 1995. This includes contemporaneous argentine and Latin-American poetry as well as a collection of translations. In addition, VOX issues a free virtual magazine in Internet and the InfoVOX cultural activities agenda. Where the contemporaneous art is concerned, VOX develops an exhibition system submitted at different national spheres. “Ruta33” (Route33), is a project for the training and development of vocational writers where 26 young poets from Bahia Blanca (Argentina) are working since two years ago. These programmes are coordinated by the VOX collaborators team made up by Ana Porchilote, Gustavo López, Carlos Mux, Omar Sanzone and Mariela Perez Palma.
Presentation is made by Gustavo López.


Milena Caserola
As a consequence of a turbulent decade in the sociocultural and political reality of Argentina, the new movements and alternative structures reacted with an immediate response to continue the creative life of a youth decimated by emptying. Many of these new modes of organization today mingle and interact naturally in a new socio-cultural scene increasingly confident of its independence as a value and knows that it is best to keep creating new ways of thinking. FLIA, the Independent Book Fair and Alternative, is the real test of a whole new literary territory of Argentina and South America. New codes for new authors seems to be the ideological engine that drives this. From Buenos Aires (Argentina, South America) MILENA imprints caserole as a fresher and more risky outlook within the literary indie scene. Led by MATIAS RECK this stamp publishes books of high quality, low price and an even better approach is that its director has the ability to attract and promote new authors editing without commercial sale as a measure of commitment. Adding MILENA casserole to its ranks of a large group of hyperactive young artists in this post builds new and effective ways of thinking today. For example a book as an object of communication for a generation massed on the web. Authors of all banks shine in the casserole MILENA catalog: musicians, poets, pop, designers, performers, underground legends, artists, spoiled children and as many cycles of writing and reading. No officer and no safe place instalarce: each book is a new positi onand with a whole new way relacionarce with readers. A new articulation of criteria, more and more dizzying and less dogmatic, this inviting us to write and read new words from the south of the planet. And the inks casserole MILENA recharged when new smell and emotion equals CHANGE.
Presentation is made by Matías Reck.


)el asunto(
)el asunto( e is a cultural enterprise working with the productions, diffusion and distribution of independent material. This is done under the concept of networks and the slogan is “individual combinations”. It is not necessary to “belong” to the project but only to work together with our own responsibility. Although the project includes many art branches, our work is based on literature and we also issue a virtual (and real...) catalogue with more than 800 independent books.
Presentation is made by Matías Reck.


Los Superdemokraticos

Los Superdemokraticos is a bi-lingual blog running from June to October 2010, financed by "Action America Latina" of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education, remembering 200 years of independency of Latin American countries. 20 German- and Spanish-speaking writers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Cuba, Germany, Guatemala, Israel, Mexiko, Peru, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela are telling us about their daily lifes in international political contexts. Selected texts are also translated into English.
Presentation is made by Rery Maldonado and Nikola Richter.


Rery Maldonado
Rery Maldonado (Born in Tarija-Bolivia, 1976). Author and translator, lives in Berlin since 1997. Her work has been published regularly in Germany and Latin America. Her poems have been translated to German, Portuguese and Swedish. She has been guest-editor of the Mexican Magazine Metropolis in January 2010 for her translations of the German poet Jörg Fauser. Rery has published Andar por Casa (Eloisa Cartonera 2007/Yerba Mala Cartonera 2009), Renta (Bilingual edition of Literaturnacht e.V.-Germany 2005) and her poems have been included in the online anthology of young Latin-American poets Latin.log, in the anthology Skräp-Poesi 2 of Latin-American women authors in Malmö and in several blogs and magazines. Currently, she is co-director of Los Superdemokraticos, a pilot project of Intellectual Fair Trade.


Nikola Richter

Nikola Richter is a Berliner from the hanseatic town of Bremen. She writes and publishes prose and poetry and sends far too many emails. She also works as an online editor and likes to look onto the park from her window. Currently, she has a poetic project with Argentinian poet Paz Levinson Tengo un proyecto por 15 días. She also co-directs Los Superdemokraticos, a pilot project of Intellectual Fair Trade, with Rery Maldonado.


Tom Bresemann

Tom Bresemann, 1978 in Berlin geboren, wo er lebt. Seit 2004 Veröffentlichung literarischer Texte in Zeitschriften und Anthologien zuletzt u.a. Lyrik von Jetzt zwei (Gedichte), Neubuch (Gedichte), Covering Onetti (Erzählungen), randnummer (Gedichte), poetMag (Gedichte) Sein erster Gedichtband erschien 2007: Makellos Gedichte, "eine belebende Lektüre, hinter deren demonstrativer Rotzigkeit die großen Fragen aufscheinen. (www.literaturkritik.de). Er ist Mitherausgeber der Anthologie: Wat los, Parzen? (2006). Seit 2009 betreut er die Reihe "clicktriebe" für www.lyrikmail.de. Von 2004 bis 2009 veranstaltete er Lesungen (u.a. Ringbahnlesungen) für die S³ LiteraturWerke. 2006 begründete Moritz Malsch gemeinsam mit ihm die Lettrétage in Berlin.


Claudia Wente

Claudia Wente, born in Francfort/Main, has turnt into a convinced Berliner after stop-overs in Madrid, Heidelberg and Barcelona. M.A. in Spanish and Latinamerican Literature, Art History and German Literature. news manufacturer, content exporter and Web 2.0 censor for Welt Online, Gallery Assistant for Public Relations at Kicken Berlin. Reports, critiques and reportages for various newspapers and online magazines, mainly in the realm of culture, media, film and theater. Freelance translator, writer and journalist.

Saturday 2.10 at 15:00
Workshop Reciclyng MagaCZine.
Printing a magazine on old printed paper out of the Czentrifuga workspace. These recycled products are a series, but each one is different. The prints are made with open screen for serigraphy, but only with hand-cut and stencils. Two colours, 50 pieces. Fast and dirty. Bzzz.
Coordination is made by Beat Gipp and Damien Tran.

No Style Fuckers - Fleischerei - Czentrifuga
No Style Fuckers or NSF started in 2003 as a D.I.Y. print performance and propaganda project and consists of an undefined number of people from different countries, once centered around the Fleischerei (ex butchers shop) 116 Torstrasse in ex East Germany, Berlin, Mitte .
Now the operation has moved over the old East/West border into Kreuzberg on Mariannenplatz and the concept remains similiar to the old, with spaces for screen printing, street art, open source music and video production, design ateliers, gallery and meeting point for those interested in sticky subculture.
The new location name is Czentrifuga and, like before, it is a subsidiary from "Unter Druck - Kultur von der Strasse e.V." which is a socio-cultural association that also works with ostracised and homeless people in Berlin.............................
Rent is paid in part through the selling of screenprint products and also in part through screen print commissions. Around 8 people are regularly busy with running the production, the store and the various ateliers, together with a much larger support network in Berlin and abroad. NSF produces its own stickers, patches, posters, magazines, books, textiles and accessoires. Also packaging for vinyl, CD and tape releases from the in house linux based audio video recording studio "AFA" ...............................................
NSF has made installations, performance actions and exhibited in over 10 countries.


Sunday 3.10 at 17:00
Meeting of fanzines and editorials with VOX, Milena Caserola, Produccions Escopeta, La Más Bella, Òxid, PapperLaPapp, Edition Wasser im Turm, Bostezo, Wagonbooks, Bíblia, Eloísa Cartonera and more… and reading by Cristian Forte, Alfonso López, Eduard Mont de Palol, John Holten...

Cristian Forte
Cristian Forte was born in 1977 in Buenos Aires. He studied Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and since 1997 he organised and took part in several workshops for Creative Writing. His research and creative work focuses mainly on poetry. From 1999 until 2006 he worked with a group of political artists called Etcetera. An interdisciplinary collective, influenced by surrealism, where visual artists, poets and actors collaborated. During these years Forte's interest for experimental poetry and theater emerged.
In 2006 he joined the movement "International Errorist" and in 2007 he published the magazine Archibaldo together with a group of poets from Buenos Aires. He participated in various international group and individual exhibitions, lectures and workshops. Presently living in Berlin, he is preparing his firt book of poems Abr. published by Copy Roboti.

John Holten
John Holten, born 1984 in Ireland, studied in Dublin and Paris. Since then he has published fiction and poetry in a number of journals and magazines, the most recent of which appeared in Blind Mirrors, edited by Thierry Decottignies (Sep 2010 AADK Press) In 2009 he co-established Broken Dimanche Press as a vehicle for trans-national book projects, for which he also edits the journal Kakofonie. In 2010 You Are Here, the anthology he co-edited and published with BDP represented Ireland in the Charlemagne European Youth Prize and came second place out of 27 countries. He has worked as an editor and translator for a number of projects and institutions across Europe. His first novel The Readymades is due for publication in 2011.


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