Caroline Bergvall is an award-winning, interdisciplinary writer and artist who works across art forms, media and languages. Her books and performances explore multilingual identities, translocal exchange and contextual situations. She is increasingy dedicated to creating art that promotes dialogue and transformational engagement.

The threshold spaces where Ragadawn is performed are not only points of conflict but of fluidity; where cultures blend, languages overlap. Places where understanding and solidarity become possible

The Wire

Some news and events.

Night & Refuge 2

Watch it here: Writing across languages with these great poets/performers:
Edwin Torres, Jessie Kleeman, Mandla Rae, Erin Moure, Gunnar Waerness.
Saved on YouTube. click on image.

SONOSCURA

An immersive response to the inner and outer upheavals of the global COVID-19 lockdown. Premiere: Berlin Poesie Festival 9 June 2020. A Sonic Atlas Project.

“Wat if I present as a crowd”

Reading & Conversation around Alisoun Sings. Hosted by Susan Rudy. Queer Poetics Research. Queen Mary University, London. Still viewable here via FB.

Cover Art: Reading Experimental Writing

From Lines. A 16 drawings series for my book DRIFT, 2015. Cover of essays by poets and scholars about poets’ practices. Chapter on my work by Susan Rudy. Ed. Georgina Colby. Edinburgh UP

The Language of Alisoun

From an expansively hosted conversation with Sukhdev Sandhu & Stephen Motika, NYU. Edited transcript: “The Language of Alisoun”, Nightboat Blog.

Release Date

Nightboat Books. Tagged a Must-Read-Poetry on its release in The Millions.

Language Station Event: Ladino & Galician

A really special opportunity to discover and discuss these two rich and ancient languages with contemporary practitioners! Singer Monica Acosta – poet Alba Cid – scholar Julian Weiss- poet/translator Erin Moure (live link). Book here.

THE LOST ONES

Text and voice track for Ingar Zach’s haunting composition. With Kim Myhr (guitar), Bozzini Quartet (str.). CD just out: “Floating Layer Cake”. Sofa, Norway.

Pressing Clouds Passing Crowds

Text cycle written & spoken for guitarist Kim Myhr’s exquisite project. With Bozzini Quartet (str.)& Ingar Zach (perc). Hubro, Norway.

Together

7’07”. In French. W/ Anne Gillot, after making the piece at Espace 2/ RTS studios.