Science fiction auteur, paperback revolutionary, agile co-occupant of literary and art worlds, admirably independent mind Mark von Schlegell is an ideal curator-guide for the bizzarro world of nineteenth century American literature. The rift in history made in the writing of Poe, Emerson, Douglass, Dickinson, Melville, Hawthorne, Henry James et al, Schlegell identifies as a fictional machine through which literary worlds become possible words, then makes a Carrollian flip into the mirror, a splash into the glass, as Cocteau showed us in Orphée. Burroughs called it the “pre-recordings”—the deep code out of which reality is projected. Schlegell calls it the Realometer…
— Paul Grimstad
Realometer Re-Loaded (pdf) on LibraryStack
Live @ Badischer Kunstverein
Fr., 29. Juni
18 Uhr Vortrag
von Michael Schwarz [Geschäftsführer 1974–1982]
19 Uhr Vortrag
von Andreas Vowinckel [Geschäftsführer 1983—1998]
20 Uhr Dramatische Lesung [EN]
Museum of Unfinished Art
mit Mark von Schlegell und Ellen Yeon Kim
Ozymandiarsch: Drones & Clones I
Published by Institute of Modern Art Nuremberg, Moritz Müller-Schwefel
Illustrated by Karin Kolb
Translated by Lukas Valtin
Enlightenment and criticism 520
Published in May 2018
Price: 3,00 €
“Clones from earlier eras often did not survive long in the post-realism of the 21st century.”
June 13, 2098: California has fallen into countless city-states. Right in the middle lies Cedar Sinai City, the hospital world.
Science-fiction author Mark von Schlegell creates in his narrative Ozymandiarsch: Drones & Clones I a highly comic vision of future confusion, recorded by an entity without ego. Everywhere clones and reproductions of famous writers from the romantic world are bustling – and window fronts are only holograms on the 77th floor.
“Nothing starts, ends or writhes.” Wondering: which clone will not survive this comedy?