Kosmopolis 21


Lana Bastašić, Tatiana Țîbuleac, and Xènia Dyakonova

Writing in Turbulence

Dialogues K

  • Friday 18 June, 20.00 - 21.30
  • Theatre
  • 3 €

Both women have won the European Union Prize for Literature and are among the continent’s writers of most potential. In Kosmopolis, Lana Bastašić and Tatiana Țîbuleac will share the stage for the first time to speak about literature and turbulences. Turbulences because their books are shocking, full of extreme characters and dysfunctional relationships: between two old friends who had not seen each other for years in Bastašić’s Atrapa la llebre (Catch the Rabbit – Periscopi / Navona), and the complicated mother-child relationship in El jardí de vidre (The Glass Garden – Les Hores / Impedimenta). And, in this discussion with the poet and translator Xenia Dyakonova, there will also be room for speaking about sociolinguistic turbulences since the relations of these writers with their respective literary languages are also highly militant. Bastašić writes in Serbo-Croatian a language that “technically does not exist”, and Țîbuleac in Romanian, although she was raised to speak Russian, “a language I never chose”.

In this session the audiovisual piece Eunoe, with a text by Marina Warner and images by Alba Cros, will be premiered. This work is part of the project A Vocabulary for the Future.

Tatiana Țîbuleac will participate by videoconference.