31.03 from 6 pm: “Merci Danke Grazie” reading and talk with Sophia Eisenhut, Olga Hohmann, Simon Freund, Leonie Herweg, Paul Jürgens @ Motto Berlin

Posted in Book launch, books, events, Motto Berlin event on March 27th, 2023
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Dear friends,

Motto is pleased to invite you to the book presentation of

Merci Danke Grazie
by Sophia Eisenhut, Olga Hohmann, Simon Freund, Leonie Herweg, Paul Jürgens
Published by windpark books, 2022

Reading & talk with the authors and designers

Friday 31 March 2023
from 6 pm

Motto (im Hinterhaus)
Skalitzer Str. 68 
10997 Berlin

Merci Danke Grazie
Authors: Sophia Eisenhut, Olga Hohmann, Simon Freund, Leonie Herweg, Paul Jürgens
Publisher: windpark books
Year: 2022
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 10.5 x 16 cm
Language: German
ISBN: 978-3-949363-99-3

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ca. 100 dog bags collected by Simon Freund, curated by Leonie Herweg, typeset by Paul Jürgens, with texts by Sophia Eisenhut and Olga Hohmann, published by windpark books.

Sophia Eisenhut is an artist and author of theory and prose. In 2021, her volume EXERCITIA S. Catarinae de Manresa: Anorexia and the State of God was published by Merve Verlag.

Olga Hohmann writes essays, short stories, columns and texts for performances. She lives and works in Berlin.

Simon Freund, lives and works without a permanent residence. Freund’s work is available free of charge to all, especially online at simonfreund.xyz. Freund is supported by several patrons with 1€ per month, no more – no less.

Leonie Herweg studied International Relations in Geneva and Tokyo. She participated in various curatorial projects.

Paul Jürgens is a designer who lives and works in Vienna and Cologne.

Links:
Sophia Eisenhut
Olga Hohmann
Simon Freund
Leonie Herweg
Olga Hohmann
Paul Jürgens
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27.07, from 7pm: Book Presentation, Reading & Talk with Renée Thorne and Raimar Stange @ Motto Berlin

Posted in Book launch, events, Motto Berlin event, writing on July 25th, 2022
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Please join us for a Book Presentation, Reading & Talk with Renée Thorne and Raimar Stange, at Motto Berlin.

Wednesday 27 July 2022
from 7pm

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68 (im Hinterhof)
10997 Berlin


*Raimar Stange
Born 1960 in Hannover, Raimar Stange studied literature and philosophy. He works and lives in Berlin as a freelance critic and curator. Stange contributes regularly to Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich; Monopol, Berlin; artmagazine.cc, Vienna; Artist, Bremen and has written catalogue texts on, amongst others, Monica Bonvicini, Peter Friedl, Thomas Hirschhorn, Michel Majerus, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Silke Wagner, Johannes Wohnseifer and Stefanie von Schroeter. He curates exhibitions on climate change and post-democracy.

*Renée Thorne
Renée Thorne is an author and artist based in Basel, Switzerland. Her work spans from lyric essays and literary journalism to texts rooted in a performative practice. Renée recently finished an M.A. in Transdisciplinary Studies at Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and will begin teaching Creative Writing at Franklin University in the fall.

Eurydice, Alive
Author: Renée Thorne
Publisher: art&fiction publications

Fusing essay, poetry and provocative prose, this hybrid work is an emotionally complex portrayal of loss and resurrection. The book ranges from memoir through myth to the overlapping lives of past artists in a fractal narrative traversing interior and exterior landscapes. In a brisk and unflinching account of the death of the narrator’s mother, the reader descends into the subterranean realms of grief as the loss unfurls into interconnected and unexpected stories of the underworld. From Eurydice’s indifferent return to Orpheus to a poet`s regret for the ghost that haunts him, each story is rich with the resonances in-between. Written in simple yet elegant prose, it is a story about emergence and the struggle to come alive. The result is a text as intense and urgent as the heartbeat the author is seeking.

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