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Beginnings Marathon

On October 2 members of the public are invited to take part in this durational performance, by taking turns on a small podium and reading out loud the first page of a book that’s important to them.

Taking place on KunstFestSpiele Tag, Vlatka Horvat’s Beginnings Marathon is a public reading performance – with and for the audience. Readers of all ages and backgrounds can participate in the piece, by either bringing a book or e-reader to read from. The book you bring can be in any language, any genre and on any topic – works of literature or non-fiction books, children’s stories or popular histories, pulp novels or classics, poetic texts or technical manuals – or anything else.

Bringing together different texts, readers and languages, Beginnings Marathon fills the space with endless first pages to produce a new cacophonous text; a collage of multiple beginnings, openings and unfinished stories. This participatory performance stages the act of reading out loud to create a community of readers and listeners who come together in a shared space of listening, thinking and imagining.

Favourite books and readers of every age are invited, every language is welcome!

Event(s): 02.10.2020 
from 17:00 to 23:00 o'clock

Galerie Herrenhausen

  • Herrenhäuser Straße 3a
  • 30419 Hannover
Blick in den schmuckvollen Hauptsaal der Galerie Herrenhausen © Hassan Mahramzadeh