The first instalment of a new series of innovative events bringing to light, in London, the work of writers fundamental to the unique Austrian contribution to world literature in the post-war era.
Elfriede Jelinek is one of the most powerful literary figures in Europe, a novelist and playwright of remarkable authority. Her work is marked by its purposeful originality and cutting exposure of bourgeois sensibilities. Profoundly appreciated by readers in continental Europe and beyond, Jelinek's work is not only vitally contemporary, it is ever more relevant in the UK.
These events, by commissioning contemporary artists, writers, poets and theatre makers to each make a new work responding to the works or life of the celebrated figure in question, aim to transpose the brilliance of the original into a new moment – one that will stimulate as well as illuminate. Featuring entirely new commissions from a host of artists and writers from Austria, the UK and across Europe, Illuminations I features:
Esther Strauss http://www.estherstrauss.info/
David Rickard http://www.david-rickard.net/
Jen Calleja http://jencalleja.com/
Hannah Silva http://hannahsilva.co.uk/
Patrick Coyle http://www.patrickcoyle.info/
This series will feature entirely new commissions from a host of artists and writers from Austria, the UK and across Europe. Curated by SJ Fowler.