Harbinger.

performance / collaboration with wassili widmer / 35 min / 2019 

B32, Maastricht, NL & Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Harbinger was a collaboration with Wassili Widmer on the theme of the monster. Our transhumanist perspective lead to the thesis that the monster represents a very human medial manifestation of the marginalised. It’s a similar phenomena as the „other“ by Judith Butler. The performance formulated a process from a traditional, physical monster to the philosophic monster as metaphysical phenomena. The traditional monster was a costumed performer, while the phenomena was expressed by a voice over reading text elements of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Jeffrey Jeremy Cohens Monster Culture and a poem and sound track by Wassili.  

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