On Reading

Provisionary But Outspoken
Lecture, Symposium On Reading, Bergen Kunsthall Norway 2016
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A text, in being read, always suggests its own performance, and with this, the possibility of its actualization and expropriation. When you consider writing from the perspective of reading, the most difficult element to account for is the voice. The voice is performative; it rewrites the text; it engenders its own presence, and in doing so, it takes a stance toward the time of its writing that is both productive and distanced. This is true, also, for any silent act of reading.

>> Stimmen hören – Über das Lesen und Aufführen von Poetry;
English: >> Hearing Voices – On Reading and Performing Poetry
In: Texte zur Kunst #103, Poetry, September 2016