Events | Welcoming Reception

Los Angeles | May 2, 2019 | 7:30 PM

© Dirk Skiba

Maren Kames is a writer and translator shifting hybridly between prose and poetry, with a strong drift towards musical language, rhythm and sound. She will read an extract from her first book HALB TAUBE HALB PFAU (HALF PIGEON HALF PEAFOWL) integrating an audio level and thus exceeding the plain paper dimension. She will also talk about the different stages this text went through until it was finished. (see picture of a sound video installation above).

© Kathrin Schönegg


Philipp Schönthaler will read an excerpt from his recent essay “Portrait of the Manager as a Young Author. On Storytelling, Business, and Literature”. The English edition of the book was published last year.

© Steffi Weismann


Sound and media artist Georg Klein will show some examples of installations and projects, leading up to his last work "The Sound before Silence - Souvenirs from North Korea" with an outlook on his subsequent research comparing North Korean and U.S. American kids in music contests and beauty pageants.

© Privat


Fatma Aydemir studied German and American literature at Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. Since 2012 she has been living in Berlin and working as an editor for the daily newspaper taz. She also contributes to various magazines, such as the feminist publication Missy Magazine and the music magazine Spex. In 2017 her first novel "Ellbogen" was published. It was awarded the Franz Hessel Prize and the Klaus Michael Michael Kühne Preis and was adapted for the stage by numerous German theaters.

Visual Artist
© Nevin Allgeier for cubaparis


Louisa Clement studied painting at Akademie der bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe. She was a Master Student of Andreas Gursky at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Her work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions.

At Villa Aurora Louisa Clement works on a project dealing with the digitalization of the human body and questions such as:

  • What does this mean for the creation of a human personality?
  • When will the human body and its digital counterpart be completely independent from each other?

Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272  
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Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 6:30 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!

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