Book presentation and talk: Nafez Rerhuf „Ancelworte. 24 Photographien zu Wortkreationen von Paul Celan“
"The ‚Ancelworte‘ series robs every conceivable still life of any idyll from the outset – instead, the photographic appropriation of things rather points to ‘nature morte,’ the French name of the genre. The images signed with ‚Wortspur‘ (‘Word Trace’), ‚Steinatem‘ (‘Stone Breath’) or ‚Wundgelesenes‘ (‘Wound Read’) do not repeat the hermetic character of the objects depicted, which is already ascribed to Celan’s texts; what follows is a more in-depth transformation that does not only arise from the metamorphosis of an object into a photo.” — Erich Klein
A conversation between the publicist and translator Erich Klein, the composer Franz Koglmann and the photographer Nafez Rerhuf (aka Stefan Fuhrer)
At the beginning of the book presentation, Franz Koglmann will play his piece „Nachts,“ which is dedicated to Paul Celan.
Erich Klein, born in 1961 in Altenburg, Lower Austria, freelance journalist and translator, lives in Vienna. Most recent publication: „Die Russen in Wien – die Befreiung Österreichs“ (Falter Verlag, 1995/2015). He recently translated the novel „Sankya“ by Zakhar Prilepin (together with Susanne Macht, Matthes & Seitz, 2012) and the prose poem „Familienarchiv“ (together with Susanne Macht, Wieser, 2010/2014) by Boris Chersonskij from Russian.
Franz Koglmann, composer, trumpeter, flugelhorn player. Born in 1947 in Mödling near Vienna. Classical music studies, jazz studies, study trips to New York and Philadelphia. Koglmann is internationally recognized as a major innovator of music at the intersection of jazz and European modernism. He has worked with well-known international musicians such as Lee Konitz, Derek Bailey, Tony Coe, Steve Lacy, Paul Bley and others. Numerous prizes and awards (Prize for Music of the City of Vienna 2001, Music Prize of the State of Lower Austria 2003, Ernst Krenek Prize for Composition 2008, Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art 2020, etc.).
Nafez Rerhuf, aka Stefan Fuhrer, trained as a graphic designer in Zurich, was art director at various advertising agencies and lecturer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Now works as a photographer and graphic designer for various institutions in the cultural and media sector.
His photo book, “illustrated street index of vienna 20,” was published in 2015 by Metroverlag.
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