ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 11
WED 16/11/2016 | 7.00 PM | A 118
JEREMY WADE AND MARTINA RUHSAM TALK
ABOUT PRECARITY AND CARE
IN COOPERATION WITH
NEUER KUNSTVEREIN GIESSEN
The grotesque body, sex magic, group experience, fake shamanism, science fction and queer theory—these are just some of the issues that performer and performance maker Jeremy Wade has explored in his artistic works. After graduating from the School For New Dance Development in Amsterdam and receiving a 2006 Bessie Award for his frst evening length performance “Glory” in New York City, Jeremy moved to Berlin and developed a number of performances in close collaboration with HAU. His recent works “Fountain”, “Together Forever”, “Death Asshole Rave Video” and “Drawn Onward” explore the death of man, zombie subjectivity, strange modes of being and affective relationality in an effort to undermine the social codes that defne our bodies. In addition to his performance practice, Jeremy also engages in the organization of events, festivals and symposia such as “Who Cares”, a conference from 2016 addressing a critical version of care, founded on the relational ethics that disability demands.
Jeremy's work has often thematized the problems and affects connected with the precarious conditions of living and working as a freelance artist today, focusing on the twisted climate of neoliberalism that commodifes endless competition, self-mastery and self-improvement. In EDITION NO. 11 of the ATW TALKS, Jeremy will present and process excerpts of his performances that deal with critical and queer understandings of care. Ensuing from his presentation, he and ATW member of staff Martina Ruhsam will talk about the potential of critical care as a possible social, political and artistic methodology.
ATW TALKS | EDITION NO. 11 | Wednesday, 16/11/2016, 7.00 PM |
ATW, Room A 118, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21, Phil. II, Haus A, D-35394 Gießen
The ATW TALKS are a series of talks and lectures at the ATW, the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft at Justus-Liebig- Universität Gießen. They have been taking place since the end of 2015 in irregular intervals, though at least twice a semester. Their aim is to create a forum for discussions on contemporary dance, theatre and performance, contributing to the academic and artistic discourse at the institute, in the city and in the Hessian theatre landscape. What is often considered an advantage of the ATW, will be equally true for the talks and lectures: hidden away from a general public with its necessity for self-representation, the context in Gießen offers a unique possibility for an open exchange with a critical perspective, for intense and extensive debates. Each edition of the ATW TALKS will be moderated by members of staff working at the institute. Invitations are extended to artists and academics from the performing arts and affliated disciplines. The talks and lectures will generally be conducted in English, on certain occasions though, they might be conducted in German or French.
In Winter 2016/2017, the ATW TALKS are being organised in collaboration with Neuer Kunstverein Gießen in the frame of Making Theatre Now, a series of events on the aesthetics of
production in contemporary performance. Making Theatre Now is kindly supported by Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft and Kulturamt Gießen.
Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker | Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft