Mara Genschel, Anca Bucur

The output of the written sediments developed in the performances created by Mara Genschel for the project with the same name hosted by ODD, fuse into an experimental, four-handed designed chapbook, co-authored with Anca Bucur. The chapbook conflates poetical and theoretical pieces, aiming to zoom in the space of interference between the two and their idioms.

This small publication is part of the annual program at ODD called PRIVATELY, curated by Cristina Bogdan. It is designed by Mihai Șovială and published by frACTalia.



Mara Genschel

Mara Genschel studied music at the University of Music (HfM) Detmold and literature/writing at the German Institute for Literature (DLL) in Leipzig. She works on visual and aural aspects of poetry as well as on questions about the conditions of production. In 2012 she started her own edition concept by publishing small, handmade brochures, called Referenzfläche. In 2014 she stopped performing in public readings and since then has been working on new forms and problems of performing text. Further books include: Tonbrand Schlaf (2008), Vom Nachtalpenweg (with Valeri Scherstjanoi, 2009), Mara Genschel Material (ed. Bertram Reinecke, 2015), Cute Gedanken (2017) and Gablenberger Tagblatt (2018).

Anca Bucur

Anca Bucur is a Bucharest-based poet and performance artist, co-founder of frACTalia press, and editor at InterRe:ACT magazine. Being interested in the different metaphorical significations, as well as in the material-semiotic patterns that language acquires when transitioning from one discourse to another, she works both towards and against the bewitchment that language yields. She studied literary theory at the University of Bucharest from where she holds a MA, and currently she is a research assistant at Human Language Technologies Center. At present, she researches the concept of alien and its tentacular alliances.