Elav raamatupood Kausaal #3 Tartus
Kausaal is a pop-up bookshop that is open only one day at a time, inviting visitors to co-activate and co-create the space by participating in its events.
Kausaal is a pop-up bookshop that is open only one day at a time, inviting visitors to co-activate and co-create the space by participating in its events. Events and happenings in Kausaal vary from discussions and collective readings to digital writing experiments and reading games.
The thematic focus is different each time, exploring reading or writing as a practice, the spaces for reading, etc. The aim of Kausaal is to introduce both foreign and local experimental writings and offer books about art that are otherwise not available in Estonia. Kausaal is also seeking new ways of writing about performing arts, connecting the latest with the field of literature.
Kausaal #3 will take place in Tartu as a part of the festival Switchover. This time Kausaal will be collaborating with Unholy 3nity (Annabel Tanila, Kärt Koppel, Daniela Privis).
Kausaal #2 focused on shifting forms. The invisible physicality of nature embeddesd in technologies. Networks of social media and how all of it becomes a sort of mycelium. Rocks, going through major changes when no one is looking. And how such metamorphoses are framed through and by books and writing. What is our relation to all of these shifting forms – the unknown unknown? Are writers eager to shift in their writing and bookshop visitors willing to explore it with us? There was a performative conversation about form with Alissa Šnaider, Mikk-Mait Kivi, Bohdana Korohod and Heneliis Notton, a collective reading game Talk To Me In Someone Else's Language and a performance "Knock-knock, who's in the basement?" by Johhan Rosenberg.
Kausaal #1 in Kanuti Gildi SAAL on November 13 focused on introductions - moments before diving in. An introduction is something that is followed by a body. An in-between before things get real. How to introduce a bookshop, an event, a meeting-point-to-be? What if we removed all introductions? How does one get into the state of reading? How does one choose a book to commit to? Now, in the era of short attention spans, is the time for long books with heavy paragraphs over? Have the ways of experiencing depth changed?