Drawing from the Japanese art of shifu, a Sun Ra song, and old screensavers, the works The Text Is Text-ile & Of Sounds And Something Else discuss the recalibration of historical (written) heritage and knowledge.
Zoltán Lesi and Ricardo Portilho on poetic experiments, intertwining time and people, intersexual athletes, and their new book publication In Frauenkleidung.
Felwine Sarr talks about his essay »Afrotopia« and the need for a »cultural revolution« in Africa: »Now is the time to dream the utopia in Africa itself, and to design the continent ourselves!«
The three curators of the festival »Membrane – African Literatures and Ideas« intend to refresh the flow of words, images, ideas, people, and notions from Africa, from the many Africas into the rest of the world.
The organizers of the festival »Membrane – African Literatures and Ideas,« explore the possibilities within which permeability in thinking, speaking, and acting is the basic condition of change.