Art Line is an international art project running from 2011-2013, and featuring fourteen partners from five countries in the South Baltic region: Sweden, Poland, Germany, Russia and Lithuania. In October, Art Line comes to Karlskrona, with a range of events planned, including the above seminar. Check out the last name on that interesting list of speakers. W00t! I feel like an obscure chill wave band performing for the first time at Coachella. Or something.
I have seen things you do not wish to see,
in any theatre, not even in war. Together
we have seen & done what few could ever
imagine, even inside these dream machines.
The men emerging from cubicles with their
dicks hanging limp & out. Or the couples
fracking with impunity by the dance floor.
I knocked the glass of Nazi liqueur from
your hand just for kicks, & then ordered
another round. O it felt good to slosh my
boots in the sticky stuff, to the tune of
that song about Barbara Streisand. Truly,
we're lucky to be alive (these eye-popping
times, when men & women of all ages flock
from the outlying villages towards naval
bases at night. The beggar’s wooden hand,
washed clean by rain & piss. A mini-golf
course, winking at us all with its eighteen
darkened eyes. I hit you, a drunken man
admitted. I hate you, I replied, only half-
joking. We laughed but as he walked away
he whispered bastard & I had to follow him
to the cubicles - just to sit him down &
finish him off. I have done things you
would not wish to do, in any theatre, not
even in war. And I have done them all in
a Swedish sports bar to which you'll never
be admitted, not even after we have gone.
I have smashed myself upon the cool marble
floor of Stars & Stripes but you'll never
find a single shard of me there. Call me a
foreigner, call me what you will - but touch
& you fracking die.
Things have taken a turn for the untold here in Karlskrona, with today’s unveiling by Talan ‘Mad Skillz’ Memmott of a poster advertising the upcoming Cabaret Voltage event.
Scheduled to rock the Scandinavian e-lit scene in a manner not witnessed since the last Icelandic ash cloud, Cabaret Voltage will be the final event in a three-day extravaganza of electronic literature (otherwise known as the ELMCIP workshop on electronic literature pedagogy, hosted by our research group at BTH) and will feature performances, readings, shouties and even an on-stage game of chess.
While details of the exact names of the chess players remain under a media embargo, you’re free to feast your eyes on the above piece of post-Soviet goodness, which we plan to paste up all over town. And if you’re planning on coming along on the evening of Thursday June 16, you’d better get cracking, as I’m told all SJ train services on that day are almost fully-booked.
Okay, I’m only kidding about the train bit. And the ash cloud.
But the poster is real.