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Concretia

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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 1st Feb 2024

 £11

David Ellis’s School of Thought presents Concretia, an evening of spoken reportage, illustrated essays & psycho-acoustics on doubt and troublesome rhythms in the former Soviet bloc 1970-80’s.

With Philip Oltermann, Annegret Gollin, Stephen Coates, Simon Tyszko, David Ellis. Quinton Scott of Strut Records will be DJ'ing a playlist specially compiled by Leipzig-based Alexander Pehlemann of Zonic and Scott himself.

Inspired by Philip Oltermann's gripping book The STASI Poetry Circle (Faber, 2022) this unique live-lit event angles in on every totalitarian’s nightmare of ideology-busting ambiguity and troublesome rhythm. Joining Phillip Oltermann will be countercultural historian Stephen Coates, Simon Tyszko conceptualist, sonic broadcaster and wit and David Ellis curator/writer. Between them presenting an audio-visual , pyscho-accoustic essaying on the lesser-known history of forbidden/restricted practices within the former Soviet Bloc. The evening features special guest Annegret Gollin who will be reading Concretia, a 15-line poem which led to Gollin being overtly surveilled, frequently interrogated and to her eventual incarceration in the notorious Berlin-Schonhausen. Through Olterman's meticulous rifling through STASI files and interviews with former STASI officers, a bizarre knit-one-purled-two strategy to win the cultural Cold War through poetry by an in-house group of 'writing Chekists' emerges from within a military compound in East Berlin.

An outlandish, non-fictional account of folded history at The Horse Hospital, the HQ of out-of-this-worldism.


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2024-02-01 2024-02-01 Europe/London Concretia An evening of spoken reportage, illustrated essays & psycho-acoustics on doubt and troublesome rhythms in the former Soviet bloc 1970-80’s. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/02/01/concretia-364893 Horse Hospital,Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London,Bloomsbury,London

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Horse Hospital,

Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London,
Bloomsbury,
London,
WC1N 1JD

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