By Shumon Basar
"Inventing literary characters and imbuing them with words and thoughts and life and 'roundness' isn't a self-evident thing, and yet, it's so easy to understand. This short text ruminates on the interdependence between an author and a character that he/she makes. The demands made of the latter upon the former. I suggest that there are a number of psychic vectors invested in this act of creation - one of which is the way in which every character invented reinvents the author. After becomes before. It becomes me."
View the BAK Reader, by Beatrice Catanzaro, Cristiana Bottigella and Niklas Fagerholm. Please use the bottom right and left corners to browse through! or download the pdf-version: BAK_Reader_w.pdf
The first webproject on A Prior's new site is BAK reader issue nr. one 2011. Bait Al Karama, the first women's centre at the heart of the old city of Nablus and its first Slow Food Convivium. Initiated by artist Beatrice Catanzaro (Italy) in collaboration with cultural manager Cristiana Bottigella and a local NGO, the Nablus Old City Charity. The centre is under construction and will be run entirely by the disadvantaged women from the Old City. Bait Al Karama aspires to combine a culinary social enterprise with catalyzing national and international art and cultural activities. The web contribution, designed by Niklas Fagerholm (Sweden), takes the form of a series of readers to be published on aprior.org every 2 to 3 months and takes the reader on a visual journey behind the scenes of the Old City of Nablus.