Kausaal #1

Kausaal is a pop-up bookshop in the cellar hall of Kanuti Gildi SAAL

Kausaal is a pop-up bookshop in the cellar hall of Kanuti Gildi SAAL. The bookshop is open only once a month, 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. Apart from that, at each opening you'll be able to get to know Kausaal closer. Its thoughts, feelings and desires, the reasons behind its choices or their complete absence. Kausaal strives to be an open book itself

The first event Kausaal #1 on November 13 will focus on introductions - moments before diving in. 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? 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?

The idea grew out from SAAL Biennaal where Kanuti Gildi SAAL hosted an artist run bookshop rile*. Together with RILE* eˉlektron.signal SAAL Biennaal radio organized a concert and a public live-streamed reading from the bookshop. Now, some months later, Kausaal keeps collaborating with rile*.

Schedule (13.11)

12:00-22:00 (throughout the day the following formats will be active: Why Am I Here?; Make My Writing Yours; Blind Date With A Book; Book Tinder)

14:00 – Let Me Open Up [tour in English]
Duration: up to 20 min

15:00 – Let Me Open Up [tour in Estonian]
Duration: up to 20 min

18:00 – Talk To Me In Someone Else's Language [mostly in English]
Duration: up to 60 min