Albert Ostermaier: A pound of flesh – Venice – the invisible

Italian version This is a theatre project searching for the invisible and aiming at making the tracks and stories of refugees in Venetian history tangible. Venice is the city of change, of transformation and metamorphosis. It is the city of dreams and the dreamed-of city, one where all times are present at once. Venice is…

Albert Ostermaier: biography

Versione italiana Albert Ostermaier was born in Munich in the year 1967 where he lives also today as a free author. In 1995 was the debut performance of the play Zwischen zwei Feuern. Tollertopographie at the Marstall Theatre Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel in Munich. Since this time, Albert Ostermaier is known as one of the main dramatists. In 2018 he wrote Die…

Albert Ostermaier: biografia

English version Albert Ostermaier nasce nel 1967 a Monaco, dove vive ancora oggi come “autore libero”. Nel 1995 debutta con la pièce Zwischen zwei Feuern. Tollertopographie al Marstall Theatre Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel di Monaco. Da questo momento, Ostermaier viene annoverato tra i principali drammaturghi tedeschi. Nel 2018 scrive Die verlorene Oper. Ruhrepos, la cui prima rappresentazione si è tenuta…

Albert Ostermaier: Una libbra di carne – Venezia – Gli invisibili

English version Questo è un progetto teatrale alla ricerca dell’invisibile. Esso vuole rendere percepibili le tracce e le storie dei rifugiati nel corso della storia di Venezia. Venezia è la città del mutamento, della trasformazione, della metamorfosi, la città dei sogni e la città sognata; una città nella quale tutte le epoche convivono contemporaneamente. Venezia…

Deepak Unnikrishnan on being a “cultural mercenary”

We interviewed Deepak Unnikrishan on his book, “Temporary People”. The interview has been reworked in three parts, centred around themes: space, writing, and cultural mercenariness. Temporariness is a state, but for me it’s also reflexive. In other words, by default I have to believe that I will not remain in a place for long. And…

Deepak Unnikrishan on writing

We interviewed Deepak Unnikrishan on his book, “Temporary People”. The interview has been reworked in three parts, centred around themes: space, writing, and cultural mercenariness. I identify as a short story writer. Primarily. But when I started writing the work, I realized, a couple of years in, that it was not a short story collection….

Intervista a Gholam Najafi

Abbiamo intervistato Gholam Najafi, scrittore afghano arrivato a Venezia 11 anni fa, dopo un lungo “viaggio della speranza” e secondo protagonista del progetto Waterlines insieme a Deepak Unnikrishnan. Gholam ci attende seduto serenamente al bar, sorseggiando un caffè. Abbiamo letto il suo libro, e ci aspettiamo che il volto di un uomo a cui la…

Deepak Unnikrishnan on deconstructing space

We interviewed Deepak Unnikrishan on his book, “Temporary People”. The interview has been divided in three parts, centred around themes: space, writing, and cultural mercenariness. Space for me is a box, it is part of memory, and so when space is part of memory, for me I have to figure out how to operate in…

Temporary in Venice

Darya Paramonava is one of CFIC MA students. For her Waterlines INTlab project, she decided to reflect on what it means to be an immigrant in Venice and on how vaporetto rides can be quite surprising. I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me… but it’s hard to stay mad,…