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Was uns antreibt: Energie und energeia zwischen Politik und Poetik | Literaturtage

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In the organizer's words:

What drives us: Energy and energeia between politics and poetics | Literature Days

The term energy is a high-frequency word of our time and opens up a wide field of associations and discourses in science, politics and culture. It gives rise to literary poetics and manifests itself as an experience of evidence in the performative power of the arts. On three consecutive days, the Akademie der Künste will address the pressing questions raised by the term.
The event will kick off with music and readings by members of the Academy with texts written especially for the event. From the second day onwards, a symposium will address questions relating to "Energy, Poetics and Ecology" and "Energy and Creative Power" with participants from the Academy of Arts, science, politics and business. The program will conclude with a panel discussion in which older literary texts on energy sources will be re-examined from today's perspective.
The program will be framed by artistic and discursive contributions from all sections of the Akademie der Künste, film screenings, an exhibition, video installations, presentations from the archive, guided tours of the picture cellar and the Baukunstdepot, a presentation of KUNSTWELTEN and an "Open Space: Café Climate" by the European Alliance of Academies, which invites you to join in the discussion.

With Ulrike Draesner, Ursula Krechel, Steffen Mensching, Nanne Meyer, Ulrich Peltzer, Monika Rinck, Kathrin Röggla, Iris ter Schiphorst, Mike Schlaich, Katharina Schultens, Ingo Schulze, Lutz Seiler, Aleš Šteger, Manos Tsangaris, Cécile Wajsbrot as well as Benjamin Beuerle, Pierre-Olivier François, Barbara Gronau, Matthias Schuler, Susanne Strätling, Asmus Trautsch, Ingo Uhlig, Helge Wendt and others. a.

Supported by: Gesellschaft der Freunde der Akademie der Künste e.V. Berlin, Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, Institut français Germany

With the kind support of Centre Marc Bloch and arte

Media partners: radioeins, Perlentaucher


Wednesday, 22.11.

5 pm, 7.30 pm, 8.15 pm, admission free
Guided tours through the picture cellar
with Carolin Schönemann
6 pm, plenary hall
Opening: Musical-literary improvisation
with Manos Tsangaris and Aleš Šteger
6.30 pm, Plenary Hall
Long night of readings
with Ulrike Draesner, Ulrich Peltzer, Kathrin Röggla, Lutz Seiler, Aleš Šteger, Asmus Trautsch and Cécile Wajsbrot

Thursday, 23.11.

3 pm, Black Box, admission free
The Moving Future (Director: Kathrin Röggla, Germany 2013, 45 min, German OV)
Film screening and discussion with Kathrin Röggla
4 pm, Passage, admission free
Nanne Meyer, "Breath (not yet more), 2021-23"
Exhibition opening
4.30 - 6 p.m., Plenarsaal
Symposium: Panel I Energy and creative power
with Barbara Gronau, Steffen Mensching, Monika Rinck and Susanne Strätling
6 - 6.45 p.m., Plenary Hall
Discussion on solar energy
with Maik Schlaich and Matthias Schuler
18.45 - 20.15, Club Room, admission free
Open Space: Café Climate
with Benjamin Beuerle, Petja Ivanova, Jovana Popić, Eckhard Roelcke, Willem de Rooij, Matthias Schuler, Iris ter Schiphorst, Ingo Uhlig, Cécile Wajsbrot
6.45 pm, admission free
Guided tour of the depot room
with Mike Schlaich
20.30 - 22 hrs, Plenary Hall
Symposium: Panel II Energy - Poetics - and Ecology
with Ulrike Draesner, Kathrin Röggla, Ingo Uhlig and Helge Wendt

Friday, 24.11.

12 noon, free admission
Presentation KUNSTWELTEN
3 pm, Black Box, free admission
Europe. Kontinent im Umbruch (Director: Pierre-Olivier François, Germany / France / Belgium 2022, 53 min, German OV)
Film screening and discussion with Pierre-Olivier François
5 pm, Black Box, admission free
Under Control (Director: Volker Sattel, Germany 2010/11, 98 min, German OV)
Film screening and discussion with Volker Sattel
7 - 9 p.m., Plenarsaal
with Ursula Krechel, Gabriele Radecke, Katharina Schultens and Ingo Schulze
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Price information:

€ 6/4 day ticket, € 15/9 combined ticket for all three days, (unless otherwise stated)

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