Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 7pm ZO0O0M ZERO A Collective Reading and Listening initiated by Katrin Mayer Dear You, we would like to invite you to a ghostly gathering, a collective reading and listening on Zoom. The reading is an experiment that evolves around figurations like zeroes, circles, loops, gaps, voids, echos and zooms. It draws on a series of correspondences spanning the year under the title “Nullnummer”. These will be inscribed in a web project that launches in autumn. Participtating correspondents: Ann-Kathrin Eickhoff, Sophia Eisenhut, Sarah Kürten, Sarah Lehnerer, Hanne Loreck, Katrin Mayer, Jasmina Metwaly, Karolin Meunier, Eva Meyer, Monika Rinck, Romy Rüegger, Eske Schlüters, Liv Rahel Schwenk, Jana Seehusen, Stanton Taylor Some of the passages will be read in German, some in English. Bilingual versions will be published in autumn. Look forward meeting you there! The gathering is initiated by Katrin Mayer, who is currently a fellow of the Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme, where she questions digital spaces, modes of coding and writing from gendered perspectives and a feminist lineage of thinking. She is currently developing a web project “CODA” (working title) with programmer and graphic designer Anna Cairns. Supported by Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme/gkfd The Senate Department for Culture and Europe true numbers to the stage, to be shaken
and nothing beyond the surface expires.
the replications are already echoing
the diffraction in your brain
from within its walls
nothing is like anything else
today *
* Quote by Sarah Kürten and Liv Rahel Schwenk
GIF by Nicolas Monterrat

Initiated by Katrin Mayer
Design and Code by Anna Cairns
If zero is supposed to signify a hole, a space, or a missing piece, and one is the sign of positivity, digital machines turn these binaries around. In both electronic systems and the punched cards of weaving machines, a hole is one, and a blank is zero, in which case there are two missing elements, if missing is where either can be said to go. No longer a world of ones and not-ones, or something and nothing, thing and gap, but rather not-holes and holes, not- nothing and nothing, gap and not-gap. (…) Adrift in the doped lattices of a silicon crystal, a hole is a positive particle before it is the absence of a negatively charged electron, and the movement of electrons toward the positive terminal is also a flow of holes streaming back the other way. Holes are charged particles running in reverse. For the quantum physicist, “holes are not the absence of particles but particles traveling faster than the speed of light.” Sadie Plant, zeros + ones, digital women and the new technoculture, London 1997 ZO0O0M ZERO AUDIO PLAY X