Wednesday 29 January 2020

Ilka Theurich



Ilka Theurich - Photographer Wen Weidong

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 18.00

RR2 Arts One Building (Mile End Campus)

Refreshments will be served – Free admission


‘COLLATERAL DAMAGE – my new self’ sounds like an advertisement slogan from the sports or health industry. As a promise, that you can leave the gym as a new person after just a few workouts. But underneath it transports also the desire for a change, for something new – EGO 2.0! In addition, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram offer us the opportunity to create an entirely new persona of ourselves – a virtual alter ego. This performance art based research questions narcissism and the rise of a personality disorder in our society. Since Ovid, the concept of narcissism was studied within and beyond the psychoanalytic community. But what we can observe today have reached epidemic proportions with serious political and cultural consequences.



“I listen, speak, write, perform, imagine, curate, edit, coach, fight, communicate…”

Ilka Theurich artistic work revolves around questions of the performative context of space, horizontal democracy, critical spatial practice and spatial politics. She is interested in the deployment of her social-poetical-performance-practice as a methodology in the field of critical spatial practice. She collaboratively works and consults on conceptualizing and implementing performance art based research on urban planning and architecture.




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