Jana Vanecek

Materialistische Mixtapes für Madame Psychosis: A Workshop for lazy poets

"Materialistische Mixtapes für Madame Psychosis" (Materialistic Mixtapes for Madame Psychosis) was a workshop held at the Material - Room for Book Culture. The aim of the workshop was to collaboratively write a text using artist-books and zines found in the shop. There was no specific theme for the workshop, but participants were required to choose books or zines that contained text. Once each participant had made their selection, they briefly explained their choice, which opened up various references and areas of interest, leading to lively discussions.

During the subsequent writing exercise, different lines became intertwined. The first person opened their chosen book or zine to any page, selected a sentence or sentence fragment, and typed it on a typewriter. The next person then followed up on the previous sentence using the same method. This continued until everyone had selected and typed a sentence, resulting in a co-authored text. The workshop was initially scheduled for thirty minutes but lasted for three hours due to its popularity.