Lesen am See #2: COVEN BERLIN reads the YEAR OF THE BOG

Text Reads Lesen am See

with: Zinzi Buchanan, COVEN BERLIN, Inky Lee, Daniela Medina Poch, and Meghna Singh

NEW DATE: Sunday 4th of September at 6:00 pm
(we will be there swimming at the beach from 4pm on! If you want to join, bring 3 euros and a towel 🙂 )

Address: Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin

Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College

COVEN BERLIN is a queer art collective focused on feminism, love, gender, and sexuality. Founded in 2013, it blossomed when some queers answered a Craigslist ad. Current members are Harley Aussoleil, Frances Breden, Lorena Juan, Judy Landkammer, Kiona Hagen Niehaus, and Louise Trueheart.  As a group, COVEN BERLIN wants to create an open sphere to defy systemic violence and inequality, and is devoted to emotional processing, collective healing, political reassessment, paying fairly, and supportive time management strategies. The collective nurtures cultural work, in Berlin and online, in the form of embodied affective research and digital hybrid curatorial approaches, always with a breath of humor.

From March 2021-2022 they hosted the YEAR OF THE BOG on their online magazine. This evening, COVEN and some of the authors who contributed to this issue will read their work on the Bog.  From the YEAR OF THE BOG’s curatorial text: “Compared to flowing waters, the bog is stagnant and viscous, reticent. While fluidity emphasizes total dissolution and infinite possibilities, viscosity draws attention to sites of resistance and opposition. The Bog is a sort of membrane between the forest and the wetland. A transition area, an open-ended gathering of living and dead matter. Bogs are queer ecosystems. Their cool and wet environment preserves many futures under a single slimy surface, without presumption of a seamlessly harmonious collaboration.”

In the frame of the cycle “Lesen am See” we would like to invite diverse reading groups and collectives to share their practices, related to the dialogical nature of text itself as well the community of readers & listeners. This cycle happens in the very particular place of Strandbad Tegelsee: on the one hand remote, in the woods on the Tegel lake, and at once in the middle of the city of Berlin. The presentations will be followed by the discussion.

Registration is not required.

Lesen am See, upcoming events:
10. September, 4:00 pm
Literarische Diverse — Traum Lesebühne

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Lesen am See is a part of the two-year collaborative project Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Amsterdam) and WHW (Zagreb).

The program is supported by:
European Commission’s Creative Europe program
Foundation Between Bridges


This event will be in English. There will be a microphone for amplification and chairs with backs.

The nearest public transportation stops are: Scharfenberg and Spechtstr. (Berlin).
It is a 200 and 1400 metres walk from these stations to the event across uneven road and sand. Please email us at marina.naprushkina@gmail.com until 25.08. If you would like accompaniment from the station, or if you have any other access requests.  

There will be a recorded version of the event you can listen to afterward.