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VERSO / mass – matter

Date: Sun 09.12 Time: 19:00 - 23:00

On Sunday, December 9th, welcome back to our 5th season for an evening of “matter” guest edited by writer Lydia Unsworth.

Featuring poetry by Simone Atangana Bekono, a film by artist Reed van Brunschot, music from Anat Spiegel and STASJ, and buttons by Moze Martens. Sera Bonds, the founder of Circle of Health International, a US-based NGO that provides maternal and child healthcare in crisis situations, will also be in conversation with local midwife Marjolein Faber.

We can’t wait to see you. Read on for details.


VERSO / mass – matter

“For my definition of matter is just this—the primary substratum of each thing, from which it comes to be without qualification, and which persists in the result.” — Aristotle, Physics I

As matter we persist. We are matter before we breathe air. Then we are this body matter. Then we transform into another matter after it’s all over.

Or we begin in our grandmothers. We carry generations with us.

Or we are a mirror, or mirrored, an infinite simulation, infinite numbers of simulations of infinite new beginnings.

VERSO / is Amsterdam’s live lit & arts magazine, brought to you by Mezrab and the makers of Versal. Our “mass” season continues on Sunday, December 9th. Bring your matter(s) to an evening of local and international poetry, writing, music, discussion and film.

Editorial by Lydia Unsworth
Poetry by Simone Atangana Bekono
Conversation between Sera Bonds from Circle of Health International and Marjolein Faber
Film by Reed van Brunschot
Music by Anat Spiegel
Music by STASJ
Buttons by Moze Martens
Ritual by Versal

VERSO /’s pop-up bookstore will be open 7-10pm, featuring a range of local authors’ books, second-hand treasures, and Versal.

Entry*: €7 (cash and card accepted)
Doors open at 7pm, VERSO / starts at 7:30pm
Mezrab is wheelchair-accessible.

*60% of door proceeds are divided equally among the evening’s contributors. The remainder is used by Versal to produce VERSO / and its other projects. Versal is all-volunteer-run and entirely not-for-profit. We are grateful for your support.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, our program needs no reservation.