“Berlin Isn’t Really Germany, Darling” – Ian Mbelle

Berlin isn’t really Germany, darling Said the native from Brandenburg. I never realised this while in Johannesburg. The idea is alien. the point, salient. Berlin isn’t really Germany, darling. I know it’s the capital city. How can this be, it’s such a pity. Pay mind to the monuments of the...

EP Watch: Lucky Day – II

Lucky Day’s second EP (II) kicks off with a funky assault on the eardrums. Taking a page from the Ginuwine playbook, the opening song ‘Karma’ feels almost like a homage to ‘Pony’. With a modulated vocal sample and a driving bass the song is an upbeat expose of a new...

My Worst Nightmare: The Poem | Voices of Berlin – February

I had this recurring nightmare as a child Some spooky, some screaming ones, some burned in my mind One thing will always go back and forth in my brain to wake up in a cold sweat I used to call out in my sleep “I’m afraid…! I’m afraid of…” The...

Elijah Elpenor – “Automatic” | Domicilium

Elijah Elpenor has been working on a series of automatically composed essays. His performance at Domicilium consisted of excerpts from a larger collection of these works. Camera: Marc Seestaedt, whose work can be found on his website. Thanks so much for checking out this performance. We are constantly trying to...

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Concrete Reign” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “Concrete Reign” is a brief recounting of the memory of departing her birth country of Iran and the grief of her mother at having to do so. Find more...

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Madreseh” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “Madraseh” is a short window in to the daily life and inquiries of a school girl in Iran. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera:...

A.E. Sadeghipour – “White is Loveless” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “White is Loveless” is a rumination on the growing significance of color in contemporary culture. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on Instagram Camera: Sara Herrlander, who...

A.E. Sadeghipour – ” Privilege of Assimilation” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her poem “Privilege of Assimilation” is an exploration of the tolls assimilation can take on a child transplanted to a new culture. Find more of A.E. Sadeghipour on her website and on...

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Persian Has No Pronouns” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. After revealing her obsession with the word ‘you’ to the audience, A.E. felt it necessary to explain from whence that obsession sprung. Her piece “Persian has No Pronouns” is an effort...

A.E. Sadeghipour – “Why Are You Here” | Domicilium

A.E. Sadeghipour came to Domicilium equipped with a slew of fine poems which demonstrated the breadth of her oeuvre. Her set’s second piece was a continuation down the path of nerdiness with which the set opened. “Why are You Here” explores A.E.’s obsession with pronouns, grammar and syntax in a...

The DubTalk ft. Marcus O’Shea

Marcus O’Shea was our honorable guest for the second venture into our DubTalk experimentation. A performance poet of the highest order, Marcus’s  fascination with language and his propensity for building fantastic characters and environments in his writing allows him to lure audiences into his world in order to enlighten them...