In 2014, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève welcomed performer and artist Marina Abramovic to propose to the public the exercise Counting the Rice. Among the participants was the writer and poet, Heike Fiedler. While participating in the exercise, she wrote one word for each grain of rice moved. This text is published today in her latest book Tu es! hier (2022, spoken script edition).
On the occasion of the release of her book, Heike Fiedler returns to the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève on Tuesday, October 18 to give a reading of the text which resulted from her participation in Counting the Rice .
Heike Fiedler (b.1963) is a Swiss-German writer, sound and visual poet, and explorer of intermediality. A polyglot, her work is situated between languages, as well as between composition and improvisation. For more than 20 years, she has performed worldwide at festivals of literature, poetry, performance art and music. She has published 7 books. Her most recent publications include : En attendant le poème (2020), Dans l’intervalle des turbulences (2020), Je de mots (2021), Tu es! hier (2022).