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VERSO / Season 5 Premiere – mass: The sacraments

  • Mezrab Veemkade 576 Amsterdam (map)

What comes after uprising? Join us on Saturday, September 29th for the launch of VERSO’s exciting 5th season — mass.

Featuring music from Iceland’s Skaði and DJ Loma Doom, poetry by Maxime Garcia Diaz, research from Natalie Dixon, film & performance by Ari Snow, fiction by Daniel Cecil, and stick&pokes from artist Michelle Parrott.

We can’t wait to see you. Read on for details.

VERSO / mass premiere: The sacraments

“Well, if it’s a symbol, to hell with it.” —Flannery O’Connor
“The circle is cast / So mote it be” —Wiccan spell

What could a sacrament mean outside of religion? In the Catholic faith, there are three types of sacraments, or rituals, meant to support the human project: initiation, healing, and service. These sacraments confirm faith, resolve, and commitment in different ways. What could such confirmation provide us in our art, in our communities, or at the outset of and after uprising? In what ways could we codify our resolve as we work to fix this messy, messy world?

VERSO / is Amsterdam’s live lit & arts magazine, brought to you by Mezrab and the makers of Versal. We’re opening our 5th season with our own sort of Mass, and we hope you’ll join us on Saturday, September 29th for some canonical appropriation and an exclusive lineup of poetry, music, film and performance.



Editorial by Versal
Poetry by Maxime Garcia Diaz
Music by Skaði
Research by Natalie Dixon
Film & performance by Ari Snow
Fiction by Daniel Cecil
Tunes by DJ Loma Doom
Stick&poke by Michelle Parrot
…and more!

VERSO’s pop-up bookstore will be open 7-10pm, featuring a range of local authors' books, second-hand treasures, and Versal.

Entry*: €7 (cash and card accepted)
Doors open at 7pm, VERSO / starts at 7:30pm
Mezrab is wheelchair-accessible.

*60% of door proceeds are divided equally among the evening's contributors. The remainder is used by Versal to produce VERSO / and its other projects. Versal is all-volunteer-run and entirely not-for-profit. We are grateful for your support.