On (un)grounding Community and the Generative Power of Fiction

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Tune in for an online radio theater performance/book launch event: an acoustic way of approaching the unique experience that was Unknown Grounds. So dust off your ears and prepare your mind for a short but sweet reading of some of the juiciest pages of Script for a Synthetic play, a book in which expertise meets experience in informal and accessible conversations turned into a comedy play with a hint of science fiction. Hybrid voices circulate, boundaries of disciplines blur, and new grounds are collectively explored.

Script for a Synthetic Play delves into human and land exhaustion, new world-making technologies, the need for refuge and infrastructures of care, and cultural and ecological challenges of today. Through the generative power of fiction a sense of identity and belonging emerges, but also of marginality and dispossession.

Script for a Synthetic Play stems from the discussions that took place in the performative symposium “Unknown Grounds'' in Leeuwarden, 2019, organized by art initiative VHDG and Tresoar Frysk Histoarysk en Letterkundich Sintrum, and features a collection of texts written by Sissel Marie Tonn, Bert Looper, Andrej Radman, Theun Karelse, masharu, Bert Boekschoten and Flora Reznik.

Organized by VHDG and co-hosted by Onomatopee Projects
Period30 Mar 2022
Event titleRadio Theater Show + Book Launch: Script for a Synthetic Play
Event typeOther
LocationDen Haag, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational