Domesticated spaces. Taming the public

Mara Genschel & Anca Bucur


In the dim scenery of post-digital age, the difference between public and private starts to contort and dilute, making room for hybrid and contaminated forms to appear. Flows of indeterminacy navigate our composite reality. And it is precisely the territory of language which encapsulates and contracts these shifts and variations, conflations and onto-logical swaps. Following these lines of transformations, the poet is a translator, enacting them in written words and performing them though embodiments of the text. Giving shape to the morphologies of the present, the domestic lab permeates the public sphere and vice-versa. It is, however, by repeating the same action each day, namely writing or speaking the language, during a period of a month, that Mara Genschel tries to subdue herself to and to outline the intersection and commonalities between the private and public scales, questioning notions like intimacy, identity, subjectivity, bio-technologies and future outcomes of our current simulations. Relaying on the concept of performative working/labor, she enacts during this 4-weeks FUR SESSIONS the repetition as a way to mark the event of difference and to amplify the sequence to sequence becomings of herself and her art. 

Moreover, the output of the written sediments will fuse into an experimental, fourhanded designed chapbook, co-authored with Anca Bucur. The chapbook will conflate poetical and theoretical pieces, aiming to zoom in the space of interference between the two and their idioms.


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