Renee Gladman, Fred Moten & a rawlings
An Evening of Scores


16 November 19, 7 pm

Venue: Grüner Salon, Volksbühne Berlin, Linienstraße 227, 10178 Berlin

In English

Tickets: 5 € / reduced 3 €



<p>Courtesy Renee Gladman</p>

Courtesy Renee Gladman


In collaboration with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Grüner Salon hosts an evening dedicated to expanding notions of the compositional practice of scoring: How a score might be used to activate or call upon the hidden, the impossible, the illegible, the unlit, and other such liminal qualities that shape the world and the work we do inside of it. The evening will begin with Fred Moten’s sonic mapping and reading of his poetry collection B Jenkins, will be followed by KW’s writer-in-residence Renee Gladman and her presentation on visually scoring the unknown, and will conclude with a rawlings’ talk/performance, Ecopoethics in Action, on scoring and counter-mapping geochronology in the Anthropocene.


Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of poetry, prose, drawing, and architecture. She is the author of twelve published works, including the brief crime novel Morelia (2019) , a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians—Event Factory (2010), The Ravickians (2011), Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (2013), and Houses of Ravicka (2017)—as well as Calamities (2016), a collection of linked essays on the intersections of writing, drawing, and community, which won the 2017 CLMP Firecracker Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Her drawings have been collected in Prose Architectures (2017) and One Long Black Sentence (2010), a series of white ink drawings on black paper and indexed by Fred Moten. She has been awarded fellowships, artist grants, and residencies from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, Cambridge (US); Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York;  the Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe (US); and Non-Objectif Sud among others. She is currently writer-in-residence participant of KW’s residency format A Year with… 


Fred Moten’s areas of study and practice are Black Studies, Critical Theory, Performance Studies, and Poetics. Moten, the author of many books, the latest of which is All That Beauty (2019), is engaged in ongoing collaborations with theorist Stefano Harney (they are co-authors of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study, 2013, and A Poetics of the Undercommons, 2016) and artist Wu Tsang (they are authors of Who Touched Me?, 2016). He lives in New York and teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University.


a rawlings is a Canadian-Icelandic interdisciplinary artist whose books include Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists (2006), Gibber (2012), o w n (2015), and si tu (2017). Her book Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists was adapted to music theatre by Valgeir Sigurðsson and VaVaVoom (2014). Her libretti include Bodiless (for composer Gabrielle Herbst, 2014) and Longitude (for Davíð Brynjar Franzson, 2014). In 2013, rawlings’ Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights. She is one-half of the performance duo Völva with Maja Jantar and one-half of the new music duo Moss Moss Not Moss with Rebecca Bruton. rawlings is the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (2009–2010) and held the position of Queensland poet-in-residence (2012). a rawlings lives in Iceland.