“Here blooms concrete” (Fabian Lethe): The third edition of the literature zine “mischen” from Graz thematically captures big city feelings. The selected texts deal with loneliness, distance and disorientation, perish in concrete and walls, cast shadows on themselves and the text- and pictorial worlds they describe and leave the readers in the ambivalence of rage and disgust behind. “My only problem area is Austria, doctor” states the first-person narrator in the text “Österreich entfolgen” (Unfollow Austria) (Gadse9) on life in Austria, “at least I can think about my relationships better, when they are provided with a date inside the messenger and appear like a ranking list,” is how the protagonist in “Good Lyfe” (Leto Warzilek) characterizes digital communication.
The first issue of “mischen,” (to mix) the literary magazine from Graz, was published in January of 2019 by Julia Knaß, Raffel Hiden, Bianca Rexeis, Kathrin Pflegerl und Anja Jeschaunig. The title of the magazine represents the concept of the project as a leitmotif. The texts are put in a mixing ration by the editors, there are no guidelines concerning the content or formal tendencies up front. At the presentation at the Künstlerhaus, selected texts will be performed by the actors Mona Kospach and Mikhail Gusev.
mischen #3 with texts by: Leto Warzilek, Isabella Feimer, Sabine Schönfellner, Anke Dörsam, Yasmin Al-Yazdi, Gadse9, Fabian Lenthe and Katharina Wulkow.