Kasseler Komik Kolloquium: Obsession und Disaster Kasseler Komik Kolloquium: Obsession und Disaster
Kasseler Komik Kolloquium: Obsession und Disaster
© Kasseler Komik Kolloguium


6. March 2020 | 7:30pm

4 authors of "Obsession and Disaster"

The Museum for Sepulchral Culture becomes a reading stage "Obsession and Disaster" on Friday, 6 March at 1930 hrs with Thomas Kapielski, Kirsten Fuchs and Chrizzi Heinen. The evening also pays tribute to the recently deceased Ingomar von Kieseritzky with a special contribution read by Jochen Krajewski.

Between obsession and disaster: at the latest after sex there is transience – or already there and before: "When you are young you just have sex, but when you get older you always know it could be the last time," says Kirsten Fuchs. Thomas Kapielski is different: "Time goes by, the reaper goes by. A lot of hair and two teeth have long been buried in my grave. My cheek and sack hang tired." Chrizzi Heinen lets a black hole installed in the bathroom become a force field for love and death. And the narrator of Ingomar von Kieseritzky's "Jenseitsbaedecker" attends his own funeral and, as a ghost, once again penetrates into and through a departed woman. Jochen Krajewski, narrator and guitarist, will recite this text as a homage to Ingomar von Kieseritzky, who died in May, and musically link the contributions of the evening. Heiner Boehncke from the Friends and Sponsors of the Literary State of Hessen will lead through the evening.

All four authors of the evening received awards in Kassel: Ingomar von Kieseritzky 1999 and Thomas Kapielski 2011 with the "Kasseler Literaturpreis für grotesken Humor", Kirsten Fuchs 2016 and Chrizzi Heinen 2020 with the "Förderpreis komische Literatur".

Ingomar von Kieseritzky was born in Dresden in 1944 and died in Berlin on 5 May 2019. His novels, published since 1968, entice with titles such as "Obsession. Ein Liebesfall", "Das Buch der Desaster", "Kleiner Reiseführer ins Nichts" or "Traurige Therapeuten". In addition, well over 100 radio plays have been produced.

Thomas Kapielski, born 1951, is a Berliner. The multidisciplinary artist writes, draws and scribbles, paints oil ham, photographs, films and makes music. Since 1976, his extraordinary prose work has been published with novels, proofs of God, art criticism, or a- and so-phorisms.

Kirsten Fuchs, born 1977 in KarlMarxStadt, writes novels, short stories, columns, plays, children's books. She has a sovereign command of the comic between silliness, wordplay, situation comedy and satire, as shown by her latest volume of stories "Signalstörung".

Chrizzi Heinen is an author of narrative prose and radio plays, visual artist, curator and musicologist. Her novel debut "Am schwarzen Loch" was published in 2019.

An event in the context of the Kassel Comedy Colloquium 2020, which is organized by the Brückner-Kühner Foundation. The artistic director is the curator and managing director of the Brückner-Kühner Foundation, Dr. Friedrich W. Block.
Cooperation partners are the Caricatura - Galerie für Komische Kunst, the Kunsttempel, the Museum für Sepulkralkultur, the music academy "Louis Spohr", the municipal library Kassel, the University of Kassel, the University of Gießen as well as the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the State of Literature Hessen.


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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.

Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur

Museum für Sepulkralkultur

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