Aurélia Lassaque(France, 1983)
A nameless 'She' gains a voice in the rewriting of a canonical story.
Aurélia Lassaque works in two languages, writing her poetry in contemporary French, but also in Occitan, a language that only survives in just a few small areas. This bilingualism is what lends her work a certain duality, further sharpened by the themes she addresses. This is also apparent in her most recent collection, En quête d'un visage (2017), in which Lassaque creates a dialogue between Odysseus and 'She'. Although nameless, 'She' does gain a voice as Lassaque raises her from oblivion, thus rewriting a canonical story from a woman's perspective in her very own way.
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Alí Calderón, Aurélia Lassaque, Christian Bök, Danez Smith, Dolores Dorantes, Ida Börjel, Joost Baars, Lies Van Gasse, Maria Stepanova, Marie de Quatrebarbes, Miguel-Manso, Nachoem M. Wijnberg, Nora Gomringer, Safiya Sinclair, Sonia Bueno, Zeyar Lynn, Binkbeats, dans van Uri Eugenio, clips van Charles Badenhorst en meer
Aurélia Lassaque, Lies Van Gasse, Yass Lines i.s.m. 010 Says it all
Aurélia Lassaque, Christian Bök, Danez Smith, Gihan Omar, Joost Baars, Lies Van Gasse, Marie de Quatrebarbes, Nora Gomringer, Boi Akih, Bella Bouman, Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Convoi Exceptional en Francis Broekhuijsen (presentatie)