We are pleased to announce that the European Poetry Festival of 2020 goes digital! Rather than curating online happenings, simulacra’s of what would’ve happened in the flesh, our Austrian-specific poetry event has become a new, original film, directed by British artist Steven J Fowler, starring three unique contemporary poets from Austria: Franziska Füchsl, Max Höfler and Robert Prosser.
Franziska Füchsl lives in Vienna and Kiel. She studied German and English at Vienna University and »Sprache und Gestalt« at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. She is a member of the Viennese based translation associations Versatorium and Neuberg College. Her work »My Haarschwund« is a book of absent-mindedness about a wound, haunting the void of not-having-witnessed and venting that head irrevocably. Irrevocable as hair stripped off, felted and blown.
Robert Prosser is a performer as well as a writer, previously active in Rap and Graffiti, now also a Moderator and Curator. Important for his artistic work are research and the adaptation of the texts for the stage in form of recitation or performance. His novel Phantome (Phantoms, Ullstein fünf, 2017) was nominated for the German Bookprize. His work is a combination of poetry and prose, diving into rap, storytelling and mythology. In his video Robert presents the poem "Augen", the first poem of the brand new publications, the "Sampson Low European Poets Series".
Max Höfler is an Austria, based author, sound artist, curator and part of the renowned Austrian artist association Forum Stadtpark and the international radio art collective radia. He is the co-founder of the international literature network CROWD. Max is writing experimental texts, which are influenced by the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century. In his work "In Alternative Title: Book", Max Höfler moves into the fringe area between literature and visual arts and music: in short, an intermedia work of art of a special kind.
A film by Steven J Fowler
Director of Photography and Editor : David Spittle
Starring Franziska Füchsl, Max Höfler, Robert Prosser
Music by Benedict Taylor