November 2018

Nov201816(Nov 16)18:3017(Nov 17)18:30A Madame Nielsen EveningFormat:Ausstellung,Diskursprogramm,Film,Lesung,Musik,PerformanceKünstler:Julia Encke ( DE),Madame Nielsen (DK),Sabin Tambrea (RO-DE),The Nielsen Sisters (DK)Tickets unter ticket@literaturhaus-berlin.de18:30 - 1:00 (17) Literaturhaus Berlin, Fasanenstr.23


Helge Bille Nielsen becomes Claus Beck Nielsen becomes Nielsen becomes Madame
Nielsen. Nielsen’s constant identity shift and the play on gender and diversity disturbs our
binary-orientated customs and blurs our orientation. It made Nielsen one of the most
controversial, fascinating and multilayered contemporary artist and writer of our times. Nielsen“imported democracy” to Iran, was buried and lived -sans papiers- in the streets of
Copenhagen, was part of the famous Wooster group around actor Willam Dafoe has her own band “The Nielsen Sisters,” and wrote 2013 the novel “The endless summer” which was highly praised by critics and the press. Madame Nielsen received the Reumert award for best dramaturgy was nominated for the main prize of the Nordic Council of Ministers and is one of the DAAD artists 2019.
One day and one night the Literaturhaus Berlin will be transformed into a Nielsen universe through performances, readings, debate, exhibition, installations and a late night concert .

Literaturhaus Berlin Fasanenstrasse 23 10719 Berlin
curated by: Ricarda Ciontos
german voice: Sabin Tambrea
presentation : Julia Encke
Technique: Sebastian Januszewski

Press: Sabine Bündel and Ulla Dehning Agentur Zitronenfisch
funded by the danish arts council and the danish embassy ( german danish cultural year 2018- 2020)

a production by NORDWIND and Literaturhaus Berlin

“The experience of living and writing across a gendered expression creates a haunting
sense of disconnect, an otherworldliness. But this poignant novel is much more. It is a
requiem for the death of dreams, and a hymn to keeping the spirit alive in the exercise of
living beyond the moment when you still believed.”
Joseph Schreiber / NY Times 12.3.2018

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