Annual theme "Real Magic"
Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (2015/16)



Techno Magic

with Jussi Parikka and Jeremy Wade


Jussi Parikka


Jussi Parikka is Professor in Technological Culture and Aesthetics at the Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton). His publications have addressed a variety of topics relevant to a critical understanding of network culture, aesthetics and media archaeology of the digital, including the media ecology-trilogy Digital Contagions (Peter Lang, 2007, 2nd updated edition 2016), Insect Media and most recently, A Geology of Media (University of Minnesota Press, 2010 and 2015 repectively), which addresses the environmental waste load of technical media culture. In addition, Parikka has published What is Media Archaeology (Polity, 2012) and edited various books, among which Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History (MIT Press, 2015, with Joasia Krysa) on the Finnish media art pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi.


Jeremy Wade


Jeremy Wade is a performer, performance maker, curator and teacher. After graduating from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and receiving a Bessie Award for his first evening length performance Glory at Dance Theater Workshop in New York City in 2006, he moved to Berlin and since then works in close collaboration with the HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Recently, Wade has created Fountain, Together Forever, Death Asshole Rave Video, and Drawn Onward exploring the death of man, zombie subjectivity, strange modes of being and affective relationality to undermine the social codes that define and oppress our bodies. In combination with a rigorous teaching practice, Wade’s inclination for subversion is extended towards the curation, production and the subsequent hosting of ecstatic events, series, festivals and symposia such as Politics of Ecstasy (2009), Creature Feature (2009–11), The Great Big Togetherness (2015) and recently Take Care (2017), a symposium at HAU in the frame of the NO LIMITS Internationales Theaterfestival Berlin based on the relational ethics and critical use of care that disability culture demands. In 2017/18 Wade will direct a three-part performance project addressing care as a political methodology comprised of: The Battlefield Nurse (a drag lecture performance investigating the structures vs. symptoms that are making us sick), The Future Clinic for Critical Care (a world making forum dedicated to art, activism and social work), and Between Sirens, a new trio processing the political imagination of systemic support.