Ruddock, Dean

Ruddock, Dean (c) Anna Bartels

Dean Ruddock, born in Paderborn, Germany, writes poetry, spoken word and prose, makes sound-art, music and poetry films. Artistically, he is primarily interested in the transfer of texts into other media, but also in the intersection of socio-political issues and artistic perspectives. Special attention is given to post-migrant and post-colonial themes. In 2016, his poetry film “Vögel auf Stromleitungen” (Birds on Power Lines) won the Audience Award of the 2016 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival.

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Far From AN Island

Großes Parkett 8/6 € | Tickets



Opening your mouth means getting involved. Spoken Word is poetic, performative, political, socially engaged and artistically diverse. Over the course of two separate evenings, ten national and international poets will present their poetic work. The invited authors have written texts that bear witness to experiences of exclusion and discrimination, the struggle for sexual freedom, self-determination and climate catastrophe – or simply the search for closeness and love. Whether spoken, sung or rapped – those who speak here speak for themselves, but also for and with others. Begging the question: How can we listen to each other, learn from each other and imagine living and writing together?


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