Thursday, January 25, 2018

Checklist by Fork Burke


1 Ferries and Full Moons
2 Bright as Butter
3 Wild Baby`s Breath
4 The Seen and Unseen of us
6 Elastic Imagination
8 We were prayed for
9  I made the whole thing up
10 you  dreaming me
11 inner voice travel
12 Through the old television
16 The reason you disagree is what you believe in
17 yellow ways to think about it
18 idiot yes please
19 system  = outsider
20 Get some rest
21 Push harder  they`re pretending
22 Stop explaining after the second question
23 He never showed up
24 Because everything is plural
25 Genetic disk
29 Where does the stamp go
31 By the time the image had taken hold
32 Reward
33 degrees

Thursday, November 23, 2017


1 Being with you taught me how to be alone
2 You can`t say "It`s not that bad" and "I didn`t know"
3 Evil is focused
4 All is temporary with loss
5 The dog bites
6 The greater messengers died before you
7 The Arab slave trade
8 Can`t see what never hide
9 The circle of reason
10 Tears of butter
11 Sunlight steeped in hell awhile
12 Geographical limitations
13 Rate this translation
14 Artist has become a lifestyle limitation
15 Le beurre Bordier
16 I want 150 people to taste it
17 What canned sardines
18 The sun is an ingredient
19 Laurie Ann
20 Libre Service 1938
21 You inhabit two worlds
22 Dead dirt
23 We use to call it a long film
24 The devil ain`t got no music
25 Human Power is targeted
26 We don`t properly understand Let It Come Down
27 Why are you satisfied with your level of understanding that lead you to that conclusion
28 Media lead urgency
29 Confusion
30 Our vision for us
31 They tore the phone off the wall
32 Cut to the chase
33 degrees

Friday, November 3, 2017

6 November

Kosmopolitics – Reclaim Anger. Wut als feministische Kraft

Mit dem Feministischen Salon

«Ich habe gelernt, meinen Ärger zu nutzen, ehe er meine Visionen verzehrt», schrieb die Schwarze Feministin Audre Lorde. Für sie war Wut visionär, Wut war politisch. Es ist an der Zeit, Wut wieder als eine feministische Kraft zu entdecken. Eine Kraft, die sich der Domestizierung von negativen Gefühlen widersetzt, die sich gegen die Betäubung des Denkens durch die Doktrin der guten Laune auflehnt, die den Sinn für Ungerechtigkeit und Verweigerung schärft. Eine Kraft, die das «Spiel» von Macht und Unterdrückung verdirbt. «Killjoy» ist ein Ausdruck für feministische Wut. Wir können nicht länger zulassen, dass unser Zorn vom Produktionsapparat abgeschöpft wird, im Nichts verpufft oder sich gegen uns selbst wendet. Wir dürfen uns nicht einlullen lassen von Karriereversprechen, Ich-Versautheit oder dem übernächsten angesagten Unsinn. Lasst uns Feminismus wieder mit Wut aufladen. Das allein ist noch nicht die Lösung, aber ein Anfang.» (Text vom feministischen Salon)

Der Abend ist eine Hommage an den Zorn – mit Lesungen, Poetry Slam und Musik von Filmemacherin/Musikerin Jamika Ajalon (Paris) und Sebastian Rotzler (Double Bass), den Spoken Word-Künstler*innen Fork Burke (Biel) und Meloe Gennai (Genf) und der feministischen Bloggerin/Aktivistin Franziska Schutzbach (Basel).

«Reclaim Anger» wurde erstmals 2016 in anderer Besetzung im Theater Neumarkt Zürich aufgeführt.

Türöffnung: 19.30 Uhr
Beginn: 20.00 Uhr
Eintritt frei, Kollekte

Montag, 11. Dezember 2017


Der feministische Salon veranstaltet intellektuelle, provokative, politische, lustige, radikale, affektive und nachdenkliche Abende zu queer_feministischen Themen. Im feministischen Salon gibt es Glitzer und Dreck, Weichheit und Härte, Negation und Affirmation, Wut und Care, Politik und Anti-Politik, Fiktion und Utopie, Solidarität und Kritik, Trash und schlechten Geschmack, Rausch und Depression, Analyse und Poesie. Und Prosecco und Bier. Hinter dem feministischen Salon stehen Franziska Schutzbach, Anelis Kaiser und Yvonne Apiyo Brändle-Amolo.
Mo. 06.11., 20.00 Uhr Forum

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Word for a Play

Being pulled out of my language now speaking – witness translate I write – Our
Hands have never lied
Images hide a world – Images announce a world – describe what you see and go
Open up images – Do you see it – end of new eyes
What color is the black bird
Her name begins with the letter O or L and mine begins with me
not a sound – we haven`t created anything and lucky for leaks
That there is force between you and the crushing world is plenty
I want to remember what dreams are for – I don`t want to know what dreams mean
We will never be trained well enough like this
There will be no arrival – I am only speaking into you – Perhaps
the storyteller and the listener are the same – I write because I don`t know you at all
because outside agreements are a consideration I know I swore I`d never do it again
words create a simultaneous entry
The door is closed
The door is open
It began with a water drop – a drop of water
Textual kinship is good home training – It began with a text – translating yourselves to yourself
We are all in here
Can we choreograph my text – I don’t speak to say what I mean
I speak to our with that I may discover what I mean
What really needs to be said – we mustn`t quote each other anymore
Quotes are memory going deeper into where language shifts you
Write what happened to your body – where you went – not what was said
You were already there for so long – what opens us knows only the power of our organs
and collaboration and ears – I write to tell you I am here
that I will cut your fragments open your empty mouth ready

photo by Christelle Geiser

Thursday, September 28, 2017

8 October at 17h
Berekeley Books of Paris - 8 Rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris, France
With The Poets
Malik Ameer Crumpler
Jamika Ajalon
Bruce Edward Sherfield
and joining Fork Burke - Sebastian Rotzler

Sebastian Rotzler is a double-bass player, improviser and sound-creator. His work emphasizes experimental, improvised music with a strong attachment to composed aspects. His playing is inspired by associations, by developing sound patterns, but it can also outburst into sudden but still specific sound interventions.
Next to his own playing he initiated divers art- and music projects and plays together with different exponents of the improvised music-scene.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Checklist by Fork Burke

1 I gave birth in two languages
2 Too many words for flavor
3 Structure that helps follow the idea
4 remote control dream
5 Ask the cucumbers
6 Discomfort is one of the last pleasures
7 Where in the body is religion located
8 A missed shot
9 Pursuit of a temporary fix
10 The Fuckin Rabbit
11 The food we eat gives the energy back to the wine
12 Once a year I find a wallet
13 Liquid Rock
14 People are the ultimate fiction
15 full skin contact for texture and territorial identity
16 How have you trained yourself
17 It`s not the evil it`s the permission
18 all they be left with is fuckin their cousins and eatin squirrels
19 Places of sacred orgasmic known knowns
20 You gotta get your hands on it - get the written record and insert a little part of yourself
21 I seek no permission no equality
22 Nestled in Zermatt
23 Observation changed me too
24 Destroy it before they let you have it
25 A sense of terror
26 Less Unreadable
27 You have to say yes twice
28 Bifocal Foundation
29 Each step is a question Fed and Formed
30 YES
31 You want me to collaborate with my own demise
32 HA!
33 degrees