Reach the findings of our textual experiments.
Join the events that bring different disciplines together.
Be a part of our literary games in the workshops.
Field of Textual Experiments [medea] was founded by a group of independent individuals who aim to experience literature as a collective game. Founded to provide anyone who produces works or conducts research in field of experimental literature with an interactive platform where they can get together with others and produce their own works, Textual Experiments Field aims to extend the scope of the concept of play in literature with experimentalism, an interdisciplinary approach, and a literary process that doesn't focus on the end result. Appreciating the different processes of narrative, form and authoring in literature, and bouncing back and forth between different disciplines, Field of Textual Experiments produces texts and events where experimental literature can be applied.
EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
In the Round-Trip Fiction workshops, the participants write short stories by studying off-narrative texts such as tickets, invoices, and signs. The stories are first fit into a structure, which is then deconstructed. The authors may also change throughout the process as a part of the game, in which participants also have to race against time.[…]
In the Performative Story Workshop, the participants watch a short performance and pen a fictional portrait of it, just as a painter paints a live model in his atelier. Aiming to focus on the speed and slowness of the writing process as well as the feelings of being caught off guard and improvisation, the workshop[…]
The workshop Build-a-Story in the Moonlight is inspired by “Ayışığında Çalışkur” by Haldun Taner, which is regarded as a fine example of experimental text in Turkish literature. All participants pretend to be a critic and partakes in a collective rewriting experiment with their absurd criticisms of a short story. Each participant takes turn to try[…]
The Telephone Game enables participants to experience literature independent of the written text via this old children’s game. A participant starts reading a story to another participant, and this goes on until the last participant’s story is put into writing. The last author, who imagines the narrative only through oral transmission, re-creates the story by[…]