Thursday, November 23, 2017


1 Being with you taught me how to be alone
2 You can`t say "It`s not that bad" and "I didn`t know"
3 Evil is focused
4 All is temporary with loss
5 The dog bites
6 The greater messengers died before you
7 The Arab slave trade
8 Can`t see what never hide
9 The circle of reason
10 Tears of butter
11 Sunlight steeped in hell awhile
12 Geographical limitations
13 Rate this translation
14 Artist has become a lifestyle limitation
15 Le beurre Bordier
16 I want 150 people to taste it
17 What canned sardines
18 The sun is an ingredient
19 Laurie Ann
20 Libre Service 1938
21 You inhabit two worlds
22 Dead dirt
23 We use to call it a long film
24 The devil ain`t got no music
25 Human Power is targeted
26 We don`t properly understand Let It Come Down
27 Why are you satisfied with your level of understanding that lead you to that conclusion
28 Media lead urgency
29 Confusion
30 Our vision for us
31 They tore the phone off the wall
32 Cut to the chase
33 degrees

Friday, November 3, 2017

6 November

Kosmopolitics – Reclaim Anger. Wut als feministische Kraft

Mit dem Feministischen Salon

«Ich habe gelernt, meinen Ärger zu nutzen, ehe er meine Visionen verzehrt», schrieb die Schwarze Feministin Audre Lorde. Für sie war Wut visionär, Wut war politisch. Es ist an der Zeit, Wut wieder als eine feministische Kraft zu entdecken. Eine Kraft, die sich der Domestizierung von negativen Gefühlen widersetzt, die sich gegen die Betäubung des Denkens durch die Doktrin der guten Laune auflehnt, die den Sinn für Ungerechtigkeit und Verweigerung schärft. Eine Kraft, die das «Spiel» von Macht und Unterdrückung verdirbt. «Killjoy» ist ein Ausdruck für feministische Wut. Wir können nicht länger zulassen, dass unser Zorn vom Produktionsapparat abgeschöpft wird, im Nichts verpufft oder sich gegen uns selbst wendet. Wir dürfen uns nicht einlullen lassen von Karriereversprechen, Ich-Versautheit oder dem übernächsten angesagten Unsinn. Lasst uns Feminismus wieder mit Wut aufladen. Das allein ist noch nicht die Lösung, aber ein Anfang.» (Text vom feministischen Salon)

Der Abend ist eine Hommage an den Zorn – mit Lesungen, Poetry Slam und Musik von Filmemacherin/Musikerin Jamika Ajalon (Paris) und Sebastian Rotzler (Double Bass), den Spoken Word-Künstler*innen Fork Burke (Biel) und Meloe Gennai (Genf) und der feministischen Bloggerin/Aktivistin Franziska Schutzbach (Basel).

«Reclaim Anger» wurde erstmals 2016 in anderer Besetzung im Theater Neumarkt Zürich aufgeführt.

Türöffnung: 19.30 Uhr
Beginn: 20.00 Uhr
Eintritt frei, Kollekte

Montag, 11. Dezember 2017


Der feministische Salon veranstaltet intellektuelle, provokative, politische, lustige, radikale, affektive und nachdenkliche Abende zu queer_feministischen Themen. Im feministischen Salon gibt es Glitzer und Dreck, Weichheit und Härte, Negation und Affirmation, Wut und Care, Politik und Anti-Politik, Fiktion und Utopie, Solidarität und Kritik, Trash und schlechten Geschmack, Rausch und Depression, Analyse und Poesie. Und Prosecco und Bier. Hinter dem feministischen Salon stehen Franziska Schutzbach, Anelis Kaiser und Yvonne Apiyo Brändle-Amolo.
Mo. 06.11., 20.00 Uhr Forum

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Word for a Play

Being pulled out of my language now speaking – witness translate I write – Our
Hands have never lied
Images hide a world – Images announce a world – describe what you see and go
Open up images – Do you see it – end of new eyes
What color is the black bird
Her name begins with the letter O or L and mine begins with me
not a sound – we haven`t created anything and lucky for leaks
That there is force between you and the crushing world is plenty
I want to remember what dreams are for – I don`t want to know what dreams mean
We will never be trained well enough like this
There will be no arrival – I am only speaking into you – Perhaps
the storyteller and the listener are the same – I write because I don`t know you at all
because outside agreements are a consideration I know I swore I`d never do it again
words create a simultaneous entry
The door is closed
The door is open
It began with a water drop – a drop of water
Textual kinship is good home training – It began with a text – translating yourselves to yourself
We are all in here
Can we choreograph my text – I don’t speak to say what I mean
I speak to our with that I may discover what I mean
What really needs to be said – we mustn`t quote each other anymore
Quotes are memory going deeper into where language shifts you
Write what happened to your body – where you went – not what was said
You were already there for so long – what opens us knows only the power of our organs
and collaboration and ears – I write to tell you I am here
that I will cut your fragments open your empty mouth ready

photo by Christelle Geiser

Thursday, September 28, 2017

8 October at 17h
Berekeley Books of Paris - 8 Rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris, France
With The Poets
Malik Ameer Crumpler
Jamika Ajalon
Bruce Edward Sherfield
and joining Fork Burke - Sebastian Rotzler

Sebastian Rotzler is a double-bass player, improviser and sound-creator. His work emphasizes experimental, improvised music with a strong attachment to composed aspects. His playing is inspired by associations, by developing sound patterns, but it can also outburst into sudden but still specific sound interventions.
Next to his own playing he initiated divers art- and music projects and plays together with different exponents of the improvised music-scene.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Checklist by Fork Burke

1 I gave birth in two languages
2 Too many words for flavor
3 Structure that helps follow the idea
4 remote control dream
5 Ask the cucumbers
6 Discomfort is one of the last pleasures
7 Where in the body is religion located
8 A missed shot
9 Pursuit of a temporary fix
10 The Fuckin Rabbit
11 The food we eat gives the energy back to the wine
12 Once a year I find a wallet
13 Liquid Rock
14 People are the ultimate fiction
15 full skin contact for texture and territorial identity
16 How have you trained yourself
17 It`s not the evil it`s the permission
18 all they be left with is fuckin their cousins and eatin squirrels
19 Places of sacred orgasmic known knowns
20 You gotta get your hands on it - get the written record and insert a little part of yourself
21 I seek no permission no equality
22 Nestled in Zermatt
23 Observation changed me too
24 Destroy it before they let you have it
25 A sense of terror
26 Less Unreadable
27 You have to say yes twice
28 Bifocal Foundation
29 Each step is a question Fed and Formed
30 YES
31 You want me to collaborate with my own demise
32 HA!
33 degrees
Life is A Cut-Up

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sound and Coffee was an interactive sound installation initiated by Nicolas Engel. It took place from December 2015 to June 2016 at Literaturcafé Biel, Switzerland. More than 40 artists were invited to perform live to the existing sounds from the musicians and the recorded environment. These sounds were recorded live and re-arranged for a new listening experience.

Lucien Dubuis / Jonas Kocher / Mathilde Bigler / Tobias Schramm / Jérémie Jolo / Michael Pauli / Hannes Prisi / Jan Buchholz / Simon Iten / Franziska Brücker / Daniel Erismann / Jeremy Mage / Amin Mokdad / Christian Müller / Henry Strongbox / Nick Porsche / Sirup Gagavil / Adrien Guerne / Andreas Reese / Vera Schneider / Rea Collins / Lionel Friedli / Emanuel Künzi / Olivier Toulemonde / Sven Widmer / Armelle Scholl / Judith Wegmann / Hans Koch / Tobias Meier / Barbara Gasser / Improvviso Youth Orchestra / Léa Legros / Sebastian Rotzler / Laura Schuler / Fork Burke / An Chen / Hannah E. Hänni / Hari Köchli / Samuel Müller / Sarah Elena Müller / Corina Schranz / Igor Stepniewski / Rea Dubach / Nicolas Engel

Vinyl Release Party is scheduled April 23, 2017 @ La Voirie in Biel/Bienne Switzerland - order new album here

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Checklist by Fork Burke


1 One way to destroy a country is to make a list
2 The Universe is playful and exact
3 What they want to remove is the memory of If you did it once You can do it again
4 We go from childhood to confusion
5 Not if I see you first
6 Perception is based on knowledge
7 The machines are always wrong
8 Subject Changers
9 Love Letters and sex substitutes
10 rubber parts and school laboratory furniture
11 replacements
12 You still believe...
13 Define crime
14 How do you think you spell it
15 Why are you asking
16 Rituals for the murdered
17 Bleeding gums
18 The food has no access to it`s information when it is produced like that
19 They either laughing at your god or profiting off your god
20 Until African greatness is understood we...
21 Spirituality is key
22 Watch as well as pray
23 You got to study it`s crimes as well as it`s virtue
24 Where it all comes from
25 It`s a good thing it`s inside you
26 Why I left
27 It`s painful but it`s true
28 If you don`t know you don`t know
29 The least you could do
30 When the French moved in they assumed nothing great had ever happened
31 North Africa - You know what happened
32 I`m a prisoner not a visiting scholar
33 Degrees

Sunday, April 30, 2017

56---> jamika & fork & hughes & burroughs

"Nowhere Blues," an audio-visual-poem cutup inspired by a Langston Hughes-William S. Burroughs collaboration between poets Jamika Ajalon and Fork Burke.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Forever PUSSY


Pussy Pussy Pussy Pussy Pussy Pussy Pussy over and over saying the space into juicy being – working like sage clearing energy lifting spirit sharpening focus and restoring joy

Never mistake the work of destroying this system as over again – push it over the cliff til it hits the bottom til the chain is broken off every Woman Girl every Man Boy every Animal every Molecule of water and Memory is restored and Dirt nourishes and Food becomes real and the image of god ceases to be a violent fiction and we teach our own Children and our Sex makes living as a Human possible til the new Dreams are reality

we feel we know a we listen to a we live We think with a critical We – don`t use it before that We well come we well come on each we of us knows something that will make this shift away from the dream of control solid – sisters who know pussy power and portals etc – sisters with all kinds of tools - make this shift this unfolding us now connect bleed on mother earth for mother earth

We can now Be everything to each other at once – we are Women we are humans we share this planet this universe connect merge with earth - be the Earths Pussy and push our life into being – I honor all the deities their love - anger - sex - compassion - mothing - warrior - non mothering – keepers of and agents of change and protection – that we may celebrate our full being always when we look at each other


Years ago when I lived in New York I was taking a shower and what I can only describe now as the first cry happened – All at once I allowed myself to feel how much we as women were hated and feared by this system histroic and present violence told it`s truth and I held it I witnessed it I did not turn away and it broke something in me already broken – I could say I had a break down in the shower that day but it also felt like I stood in all the truth of the breaking – this morning I had what I now call the second cry – I cried because all that In My Life Time vision and the lie of impossible was broken yesterday because we have to put an end to this system of power this system of unspeakable horror – I cried because women showed up clear and willing to get clear – I cried because I saw that women understand this is our last chance and best chance – I cried because Women understand what a Woman is - Women have been conditioned to be threatened by Women and that isolation was broken yesterday with the image of all those women sending out energy standing with every woman in every corner of the world - some with a plan and deep experience some for the first time – but being

Yesterday I wathced all the images and listened to voices and I bled into it

Keep our Pussy`s leading know your pussy know your power – put the needs of our life our living before any country or patriarchal party because this is a different animal so to speak
Pussy comes first which means we understand what work we are all doing – the main thread the sexism that is all the isms root that exist in order to chokes the life energy of all people - those systems of control have no power over us In This Now and forever And So It Is

There is no need to share everything in social media there is a need to share everything - we have ways to create to get it done – do that – a march serves a purpose - do that when that needs to happen - all present – Confidence Restored - something can happen - Orientation Day was powerful - Great start Great continue I am so deeply moved – more than I expected

I always have something to say about the place I live to be critical of place to watch how it functions to liberate spirit or weigh it down – Biel-Bienne was a hard (quiet) place to be when Bowie died when Prince died and I have been starved for a kind of active speak - yesterday I missed you all so much from this quiet place – Every place offers unique combinations of the tools we require – isolation has been shed dependence on patriarchy has been shed - It`s aim on earth is ending life on earth – It is the end of their story - Thank you to all the Women and Men Spirit Ancestors Weapons Creativity Community and Warriors who have given us what we need to SEE each other and be here now – We have all we need to do the work – Remove this system from reality

Saturday, January 7, 2017



1 Disposable surveillance
2 Mean pinched bitter evil faces
3 Anger needs discipline and focus
4 rare vintage
5 preparation notes
6 Always watch out for the true believers
7 Mommy!
8 Kill it while it`s alive
9 Because what is given can be quickly taken away
10 doing nothing
11 He flooded the net with himself
12 I am comfortable excluding your reality
13 I`m gonna need more paper
14 Henry needs his privacy
15 Back in the box Grace
16 I`m so proud of us
17 We were seeds
18 unspeakable triggers
19 Feed the awakening well
20 Take the definitions back
21 premise and context
22 Long birth of a poem
23 When Christianity is no longer useful to power it will be discarded
24 Outlawed rituals
25 Good citizens are the last to know
26 fuck holidays
27 state sponsored holiday celebration
28 magnetic fields
29 gravity flip
30 you don`t know how to think about it
31 This reality is the definition of mental illness
32 The dream is the telling of the dream
33 Degrees