Conceptual Poetics Day at Miss Read/abc, September 22 2013
Conceptual Poetics Day at MISS READ, abc art berlin contemporary, 2013


Sunday, September 22, 2013: Conceptual Poetics Day

2.00pm Introduction to Postnaive Poetics/ “practice” 
Nick Thurston A Dress 
Michalis Pichler MISSING SONNET from SOME MORE SONNET(S), published by “greatest hits”, Berlin
Swantje Lichtenstein donne la/le donne, published by Crux Desperationis, Montevideo 
Eleanor Vonne Brown, Marit Münzberg and Eva Weinmayr read from MAN AARG! by David Berridge, published by N0 Demand, an imprint of X Marks the Bökship 
Shampoo by Kaisa Lassinaro, published by The Piracy Project 
(pause) 21 scences concerning the silence of Art in Ruins, published by Occasional Papers 
Uh Du by David Berridge and Sarah Jacobs, published by LemonMelon 

2.30pm “theory” 
Simon Morris eating the book, will present four of his experimental bookworks that challenge conventional methods of reading and writing. 

3.15 Break

3.30pm “practice” 
Nick Thurston A Private Cremation
Swantje Lichtenstein Things. On conceptual texts and literature (Alles ist wahr oder: Über konzeptuelle Texte und Literatur) 
Cia Rinne unpublished notes 
Michalis Pichler sings Der Politische LiberalismusDer Soziale Liberalismus and Der Humane Liberalismus from Der Einzige und Sein Eigentum, accompanied by TA PANTA RE (Rembetiko Kompania Berlin)

4.00pm “theory” 
Cecilia Grönberg & Jonas (J) Magnusson Some Notes on Conceptual Writing in the Nordic Countries

4.30pm “practice”
John Holten Dear John, (…) Yours, Natalie
Cia Rinne Notes for Soloists
Swantje Lichtenstein de nobis ipsis silemus 
Michael Otto I am Repeating Myself
John Holten Ingredients
Michalis Pichler Narcissist poem
Nick Thurston B recordings of Esperanto Rhythm

5.00pm ”theory” 
Jeroen Nieuwland confusing concepts 
Simon Morris Ten Top Tips for DIY Publishing


The CONCEPTUAL POETICS DAY is an annual event that explores the imaginary border between visual art and literature.

— lectures, readings, discussions or other forms that navigate on both sides of the imaginary border between visual art and literature
— books that fall within the area of what is or could be POSTNAIVE
— thoughts, images, texts or thoughts that are somewhat more explicit, sometimes strategic… sometimes indulging in borrowing, stealing, appropriating, inheriting, assimilating… being influenced, inspired, dependent, indebted, haunted, possessed… quoting, rewriting, reworking, refashioning… a re-vision, reevaluation, variation, version, interpretation, imitation, proximation, supplement, increment, improvisation, prequel… pastiche, paraphrase, parody, forgery, homage, mimicry, travesty, shan-zhai, echo, allusion, intertextuality and karaoke.

The Conceptual Poetics Day 2013 took place at MISS READ

MISS READ 2013 was hosted by abc – art berlin contemporary for the second year, after taking place at KW Institute for Contemporary Art for the previous three years.

abc art berlin contemporary
Luckenwalder Strasse 4-6
10963, Berlin