NOWs: Book Release by Das Numen

13 May 2016 / Conversation, Nows

Das Numen, Berlin-based artists’ collective of Julian Charrière, Andreas Greiner, Markus Hoffmann, and Felix Kiessling, introduces its first mono-graphic publication by the same name, ‘Das Numen’. The book includes recent and previous projects and a associative reflection on these by Melanie Franke, Carson Chan, Paul Feigelfeld and Otto E. Roessler. The reader is taken on a journey through interlocking references and his own individual experience.

The release is accompanied by a reading performance that will take place in the DAZ. ‘The Numen Chorus’ de- and reconstructs the different text layers of the publication with a distinctive noise. The result is a tangible sound experience created by four overlaying reading voices. Readings by: Paul Feigelfeld, Lucas Töpfer, Melanie Franke, Toni Jessen and Anja Schwanhäußer.
A bar will offer local cocktails and a hub for the visitors to discuss both the publication and the ideas behind ‘Das Numen’. The launch will be celebrated with specially transformed cocktails made with purified, site-specific water that has been sourced from the Spree river.

The evening will be held in German and English.

Meet Das Numen at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ, Friday, May 13, 2016, 7 p.m.