Die Welt: “Böttcher’s body of work stands with the tradition of Afro-American spoken word performances. It is this type of rhythmic presentation that imbues his pieces with their singular, poetic attraction.”
Bas Böttcher is one of the founders of the German language spoken word scene. His writings are regarded as classics of contemporary slam poetry. They are included in schoolbooks and major anthologies of German composition.
Among the many venues where Bas Böttcher has performed are: the Bibliothèque National de France (Paris), the University of Berkeley (San Francisco), Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin), Schloss Bellevue (Berlin), the Palace of Culture (Warsaw) and the Book Fair in Beijing (2007).
Bas Böttcher has created innovative media formats for poetry. He developed the electronic hypertext “Looppool“ as a new form of expression in the Internet, the “Poetry Clip“ as an audiovisual format and the Textbox for live performances. The Textbox was presented worldwide as part of the Woerdz Festival (Lucerne), at the Centre Pompidou (Paris), and at many book fairs, including Taipei, New Delhi, Abu Dhabi and Sao Paulo.
Bas Böttcher teaches at the Deutsche Literaturinstitut in Leipzig, at the Deutsche Literaturarchiv Marbach, at the Kulturakademie Baden-Württemberg, at the Goethe-Institut and at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Place: Peak Campus, Ingrid Buchholtz Hall
Parents, staff and friends of the GSIS are cordially invited to attend Bas’performance.
Medium of language: German, with English subtitles