For the closing event of Aslan Goisum’s exhibition Asha Karami will read a commissioned text work, followed by Seven Memories: a short musical performance by Samuel Vriezen, making the rounds of the objects and involving the passing around of notebooks.
Samuel Vriezen is a composer, poet and essayist living and working in Amsterdam.
Asha Karami writes poetry, prose, plays and essays, and collaborates on poetry films with Johan van Dijke. Her debut Godface (De Bezige Bij, 2019), a poetry collection, received three nominations for poetry awards and the Dutch foundation for literature grant. She was writer in residence at the Jan van Eyck academy in 2020-21. She is currently conducting research into people and communities who live or try to live outside the social structures. In addition to writing, she works as a doctor in Amsterdam.
The public program is moderated by DIG – the Internet Guide of literature magazine De Gids, with editors Asha Karami, in charge of selecting contributors for additional texts and events, and Fabienne Rachmadiev, who is closely following the program in order to write the central essay for the series.