18.07.–14.10.2017

ON DISPLAY

Frankfurt Airport
Terminal 1
60547 Frankfurt am Main
Security zone – only accessible for arriving passengers!

Videos with texts by Ellen Yeon Kim, Dan Kwon, François Pisapia, and Mikhail Wassmer will be screened on the displays at the luggage area of Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport.

READINGS

18.07.2017, 20h
Le Méridien Frankfurt Hotel
Wiesenhüttenplatz 28–38
60329 Frankfurt am Main

10.08.2017, 20h
Frankfurt Airport
​Terminal 2 – Visitor's terrace
60547 Frankfurt am Main

In 2011, students of Städelschule invited writer Mark von Schlegell to organise a fiction seminar in the school. Since then, the class, Pure Fiction, has brought together current and former Städel students to examine and above all produce texts in the most diverse forms possible, from written artistic works and experimental writing to readings and performances that inevitably draw in other aspects of the diverse artistic practices of all the class members. The works of authors from Cervantes to Woolf form the pre–given raw material of the seminar. An engagement with the material and mystical properties of printed matter have led the class to produce numerous publications. For Portikus XXX, Pure Fiction presents itself in two ways. Recurring texts can be seen on 116 digital screens throughout the Frankfurt Airport. The words are translated into moving images, which suggest a sequential interpretation and follow a general notion of word flow. The relationship between form and content is visually reduced by means of the typographic design. In addition, the Pure Fiction class will give readings: on three evenings, new and old texts will be presented.