23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

Red Ants

Magical realism from the highlands of Oaxaca: in his poetic narratives, Zapotec poet Pergentino José modernizes mythologies to illuminate the historical struggles of Mexico›s indigenous communities. Claustrophobic interiors and ants and worms crawling under the skin suggest that the threats they faced have not disappeared today. The densely written, often surreal scenes blend into »coolly depicted tableaux of psychic terror.« [Wall Street Journal]

Event language(s): Spanish/ German