Data Schemes & Sign Languages – An Evening with Digital Poetry

Heike Fiedler

Heike Fiedler © Mathilde Missioneiro

Heike Fiedler (b. 1963) is a writer, performer and visual and sound poet. She grew up in Düsseldorf, and now lives and works in Geneva. Since 2000 she has been performing her texts unplugged and/or with laptop, modul8, realtime electronics and paper. At the interface of orality and literacy, many of her texts play with multi-linguality as an expression of circulation of signs and of interculturality vs. intermediality.

Since 2000 she has been taking part in international literature and poetry festivals, readings, and music festivals. She runs studios in the areas of performance writing and sound poetry and has herself attended workshops run by the legendary sound poet Henri Chopin (SfD) and by Nicolas Sordet for applied electro-acoustics. She took part in the research project Autorinnen und Autoren im öffentlichen Auftritt. Selbstverständnis und Inszenierung (Authors in public appearance: self-understanding and staging) (HKB, SLI).

Her first novel is due in Autumn 2019. She also designs interventions and installations in the public space and has had many writing residencies (Fondation Ledig-Rowohlt, L’Arc Romainmôtier, New Delhi). For her TexTraumprojekte she is funded by Pro Helvetia and City and Canton of Geneva. She is a member of the ensemble InsubMetaOrchestra and the PEN Centre Suisse romand committee.

Publications (selection):

mondes d'enfa () ce, Editions Zoé, collection miniZOE Carouge 2015

sie will mehr, edition spoken script 2013.

langues de meehr, édition spoken script 2010

linear d, Der gesunde Menschenversand 2010

Jörg Piringer

Jörg Piringer © gezett

Jörg Piringer (b. 1974 in Vienna) works as a freelance artist and scholar in the areas of electronic music, radio art, sound poetry, visual poetry, interactive collaborative systems, online communities, performance, sound installation, computer games, video art and poetic software. He is also a co-founder and member of the Institute for Transacoustic Research and the Vegetable Orchestra and teaches at the School for Poetry in Vienna. Piringer works in the gaps between language art, music, performance and poetic software. His work comes out of involvement with language in its smallest units, letters and sounds. He has described it in an interview: “They are probably the same motives that lead physicists to get involved with elementary particles – I want to find out something about what my world is made of”.

Publications (selection):

Datenpoesie, Ritter Verlag 2018

Triggerwarnung. Hörspiel, berliner hörspielfestival 2018 und SRF 2018

tractatus infinitus für iOS, 2016

tiny poems, app für iOS und Apple Watch, 2015

jörg piringer - frikativ [fragments] @ ReVox I (barcelona, may 2009)

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Sabine Maier

Sabine Maier © privat

Sabine Maier (b. 1971 in Austria) is a photo and media artist who works not only with but also on the media, on the many dimensions of the media. In 1999 she founded together with Michael Mastrototaro the art label Machfeld. Many of the artistic works of Sabine Maier have been created under the pseudonym Machfeld.
She investigates the communicative background of the dis-ordering of information and its direct and indirect effects on our society and puts these into practice in various forms of perception with the aid of traditional and new media.


The beautiful Square. Close Encounters Tiflis 2018

Hörbank Wien. Wir sind Wien Festival 2017

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum. Waldkunst Biennale Darmstadt 2015

Hanne Römer

Hanne Römer © Literaturhaus Wien

Hanne Römer (b. 1967 in Bad Vilbel) has lived in Vienna since 2000 and is a freelance writer and artist. She studied print, Art History and Media Studies at the Philipps University in Marburg, Lahn (MA in 1997). In 2018 she received the Heimrad-Bäcker Promotion Prize for experimental poetry for her project .aufzeichnensysteme (which went by the name elffriede from 2002–2006) and has been a literature fellow of the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg. Her radio play Gratwanderung took third place in the Track 5 competition for short radio plays run by Radiokulturhaus Wien.

.aufzeichnensysteme deals with the interplay of person, work and reception as a poetic system. Intermediality and processuality combine literary, audiophone and visual work.

Publications (selection):

Seismograph - ein aufzeichnen-system, Edition ch Wien 2007

Schrei zum Hummel, Klever Verlag Wien 2013

IM GRÜNEN, Ritter Verlag Klagenfurt/Graz 2017