WEISSE PAUSE
An evening on Elke Erb.
With texts by Elke Erb, Kathrin Bach, Judith Röder, Uwe Huth and Adrian Kasnitz
Fri 15 October, 8 p.m.

 

Kathrin Bach, Judith Röder and Uwe Huth talk with Aneta Rostkowska and Adrian Kasnitz about the poet Elke Erb, her texts, the Eifel region and discuss relations to the works of Judith Röder.

A point of reference will be the poets by Erb that were published in the flyer accompanying Judith Röder's show at Temporary Gallery.

An event by Literaturklub Köln and Temporary Gallery. Centre for contemporary art as part of the exhibition A Rock Formation, a Stream, a Wood, a Cloud.

The event is only open to those that are vaccinated, recovered, or tested.

 

Elke Erb
Weisse Pause

Für Marianne

Als ich in das blühende Bäumchen sah,
stand sein Tausendweiß still und starrte,

als prange es vor dem Himmel,
starr und fremd hielt die Stille,

und nachher, oben im Zimmer,
habe ich mich erinnert,

wie ich selbst im Kindesalter
auf dem Land aus der Küche starrte

exzessiv in das Schneien
und Schneien. Ein wenig Droge.

Ein Reiz. Er zehrt und dauert.
Ein unverwandtes Schauen

zurück in das nicht Traute.
Freiheit gleich Fremde gleich Tausend,

denn da starrte ja alles,
Steinrücken, Apfelrund, Graslauf.

Jedoch gewann sich das Auge
das Hausige des Hauses ...

 

Elke Erb was born in 1938 in Scherbach, Eifel. She is a German poet and translator. Among the many awards she received are the Peter Huchel Prize (1988), the Heinrich Mann Prize (1990), the Erich Fried Prize (1995), the Hans Erich Nossack Prize (2007), the Georg Trakl Prize (2012), and the Georg-Büchner-Prize (2020).

Kathrin Bach, born 1988 in Wiesbaden, studied Literary Writing in Hildesheim and is a trained bookseller. In 2017 her debut publication of poems was published by Parasitenpresse [Köln]. She lives in Berlin and works at the city's Literary Colloquium after working years selling books and and at a literary agency.

Uwe Huth, born 1993 in Borken, studied Literature, Culture and Media Studies and Philosophy in Siegen. Since 2018 he is at Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. First publications: Ventmagazin #1 (2018); k
urze 03, dritte Anthologie des literarischen Schreibens der Kunsthochschule Köln (2020); part of the project:
 
TRANSIT - vorübergehende Literatur am Ebertplatz (2021).

Adrian Kasnitz was born at the Baltic Sea and grew up in Westphalia. After studies in Cologne and Prague, he now lives in Cologne as a writer and publisher. Recent publications include the poetry volumes Kalendarium #1 to #7 (parasitenpresse 2015-2021) and Glückliche Niederlagen (Sprungturm 2016) as well as the novel Bessermann (Launenweber 2017). In 2020 he received the Dieter-Wellershoff-Stipendium of the City of Cologne.

 

Funding and Support
Stiftung Kunstfonds
Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Kulturamt der Stadt Köln
Deltax Wirtschafts- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH
Hotel Chelsea


Images

1 — Judith Röder: Vulkaneifel, 2021 (Film still)