The German-Ukrainian poet Yevgeniy Breyger invites 5 poets from Frankfurt and the surrounding area to the exhibition LIFE TIME at the invitation of the SCHIRN. Five thematic rooms will be occupied by the poets through live readings of their texts over the evening hours. Visitors can move freely through the exhibition spaces and listen to the various readings.

We ask that you do not change rooms during the recitals and for silence so that everyone can listen to the poetry.



Daniela Seel, born 1974 in Frankfurt/M., lives in Berlin as an author, translator and publisher of kookbooks and teaches occasionally. Numerous international performances and collaborations, including with the illustrator Andreas Töpfer, the dancer David Bloom and the musicians Roland Dahinden and Hildegard Keeb. Daniela Seel most recently published the poetry collections "was weißt du schon von prärie", kookbooks 2015, and "Auszug aus Eden", Verlag Peter Engstler 2019, she is currently working on "Nach Eden". Daniela Seel is a member of the board of trustees of the Kulturfonds Frankfurt Rhein-Main and PEN Berlin.



Robert Stripling, born 1989 in Berlin, lives and works in Edenkoben. Collaboration in theatre productions, numerous stage performances with percussion throughout Germany. Studied philosophy and art history at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Poetry Prize of the "Open Mike" 2014. Scholarship holder of the LCB's Prose Workshop 2017 and the Jürgen Ponto Foundation's Writing Workshop 2018. Residency scholarships through the Hessian Literature Council in Münzenberg 2018 and through the Herrenhaus Edenkoben 2019. Numerous publications (including: Bella Triste, Neue Rundschau, Sprache im technischen Zeitalter), most recently the volume "Verpasste Hauptwerke" (mikrotext 2018) and "Unter Stunden Album I" (kookbooks 2022).



Gaia Ginevra Giorgi is poet, sound artist, performer and researcher, based in Italy. She published “Manovre segrete” (Interno Poesia, 2017) and “L’animale nella fossa” (Miraggi Edizioni, 2021). Her performative research is oriented towards the generative possibilities of intercode poetry: she experiments with vocal soundscapes, and studies the relationships between text, voice, new electronic devices and architectural space, creating site-specific projects. She is graduated in Philosophy and in Performing Arts. Co-founder of Extragarbo, an artistic and curatorial creation collective based in Venice, that operates in the performing arts, she's co-curator of the program "walk so silently that the bottoms of your feet become ears", on Fango Radio. 



Yevgeniy Breyger born 1989, studied Cultural Journalism at the University of Hildesheim, Literary Writing at the German Literature Institute Leipzig and Curatorial Studies at the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main. In 2016, his debut volume "flüchtige monde" was published by kookbooks. In 2019, he won the Leonce and Lena Prize of the city of Darmstadt. His second volume of poetry, "gestohlene luft", was also published by kookbooks in 2020 and was supported by grants from the German Literature Fund and the Edenkoben Manor. At the end of 2020, Breyger was a scholarship holder at the Schriftstellerhaus Stuttgart. In 2021 he received the Munich Poetry Prize and in 2022 the Villa Massimo Rome - Casa Baldi scholarship. He is a visiting professor for Literary Writing & Translation at the University of Hildesheim and at the Ruhr University Bochum. Breyger lives and works in Frankfurt am Main.



Johanna Maxl shows her texts as installation, sound, VR or performance. She studied literary writing and media art in Leipzig. Her debut novel "Unser großes Album elektrischer Tage (Our Great Album of Electric Days)" published by Matthes & Seitz Berlin was awarded the Fulda Literature Prize in 2019. In 2022, her play "Werewolves by the Sea" for the performance group Thermoboy FK will premiere in Berlin.
She is currently working on her next novel, in which all animals are extinct except for one, the human one, and explores the causes of this extinction - which is also happening in real life right now - as well as relationships between humans, animals and machines. The author herself is torn here between attempts to achieve something on paper or on the street.