Kinga Tóth
​Rafael Moreno

On 26 March 2024 at 7 pm, the second event for the second edition of the literature project Displayed Words will take place at Bärenzwinger. The reading with Kinga Tóth and Rafael Moreno will be followed by a conversation with Lou Ferrand.

Displayed Words is an experiment in thinking with language, text and poetry through digital and public formats. For its second edition, Displayed Words takes place at Bezirksamt Mitte, Rathaus Tiergarten from December 2023 to April 2024, where texts by different writers and artists are presented on a digital display panel on the balcony above the main entrance. Placing poetry at such a public site where everyone can access regardless of race, gender, class, religion, status, or background, the project wants to ask: Who and what defines the space in which words are made legible and meanings are produced? How does the perception of text change from one medium to another? How is poetry mediated, and in which language are dominant discourse and literature communicated in a metropolitan like Berlin?

Displayed Words is a collaboration between CCA Berlin and Bezirksamt Mitte, in cooperation with the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, featuring works by Ingeborg Bachmann, Angélica Freitas, Hassan Khan, Otis Mensah, Rafael Moreno, Nazanin Noori, Nhã Thuyên, Kinga Tóth. All works on display can be seen also on displayedwords.org. The project will be accompanied by a series of reading events and a concert. 

Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, project funds from Draussenstadt and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.

Kinga Tóth, writer, visual and sound-poet, performer, teacher, translator, writes in Hungarian, German and English languages and presents her work in performances, exhibitions, installations and festivals. She is also a philologist and a teacher, gives lectures and workshops internationally and also works as a journalist and copy editor of art magazines and as a cultural program organizer. Tóth’s publications include poetry collections, visual-art catalogs, novels, music records; she joined several artist-writer residencies (IWP, LCB, GEDOK, Bosch, Solitude etc.) and is member of several art organizations. Kinga Tóth was Literature Fellow in 2023 at the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.

Born in Colombia in 1993, Rafael Moreno currently lives and works in Paris. In their work as an interdisciplinary artist, Rafael focuses on the notion of technology, in particular through the historical development of mechanical automation and communication technologies, and their political and social consequences today. They approach this question from a Colombian perspective to depict the geopolitical relations between the Global South, Europe and the United States, expressed in the form of historical power structures such as colonization, industrialization and globalization. As a method, Moreno proposes to delve into the interactions between literature, architecture and economics to understand the elaboration of such power structures and their infiltration and trivialization in popular culture. Through this, they intend to develop strategies of collective resistance and disobedience to be integrated today.