HKW presents an in-depth look at the role language plays in our lives this April. Examining its imaginative properties as well as its linguistic and scientific functions, this event looks at how language can at once give order to reality and expand reality’s horizons. The event asks: In which aesthetic, poetic, prosaic, and narrative forms can our thinking express itself? Can science be ‘translated’ into literature? Which narrative forms do the sciences cultivate? Are the ‘languages’ of music and art ultimately closer to the sciences than to literature? The event will be in German, simultaneously interpreted into English, and will feature work from Lilian-Astrid Geese, Wolfgang Heiniger, Ernst Kausen, Dagmara Kraus, Terézia Mora, Olaf Nicolai, Günter Orth, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Cord Riechelmann, Klaus Sander, Frank D. Steinheimer, Anke te Heesen, Graham F. Valentine, Hanns Zischler, and a film by Nora Gomringer.