This house believes the artist is a prophet in his own land
(finding inspiration and recognition only in exile)
Rody Gorman, Etienne Lullin, Felicity Lunn and Fritz Senn debate the role of the emigrant author
13 June 2009, 6.30 pm
Liceo Artistico, Parkring 30
8027 Zürich (near Bahnhof Enge)
The debate is part of an evening's celebration of Bloomsday organised by the Irish Embassy, Berne, including readings by Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart followed by a light apéro
Four cultural experts in two opposing teams debate an issue prescient to Bloomsday celebrations in Zürich. Teams must oppose or defend the motion, and each team member has five minutes to argue their case uninterrupted. After that speakers may challenge each other and the audience – that has equally been given a position to defend - may in turn question the speakers. The event ends with a vote for the more persuasive team.
This is a forum for discussing culture where the unspeakable may be said. Each speaker must play his or her assigned role, regardless of whether they agree or not. Speakers benefit from temporary immunity: what they say during the debate is not necessarily their opinion and they cannot be held to their word afterwards.
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