Ariane von Graffenried

© Alexander Jaquemet

Ariane von Graffenried switches from one language to the other, from Bernese German to High German, both charged with French and English and in between a few chunks of Albanian. She traverses literary landscapes, sings about forgotten and misunderstood female figures, and mixes the fantastic with the factual. Her texts tip from the concrete to the poetic and back again, full of pleasure in conversation and polemics.