Aliens in Green
›Xenopolitics, a performative workshop on hormonally active agents‹

  • Fri 12.07.19 10 h – 13 h

Free admission

Registration: info@medienwerk-nrw.de

Xenopolitics describes how people deal with something alien or the social construct of the alien. The performative workshop of the same name transports participants into a laboratory situation, in which together with the artist group Aliens in Green they can explore in practical terms how biochemical sub­stances from various industries known as xenohormones (in food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, for example) alter our bodies from the inside. A primary subject of investigation are the effects of so­called endocrine disrup­tors, substances that have immediate impact on the hormonal system of the body and which can be found in meat products, plastics, and the anti­-baby pill. What does is mean when we as con­sumers literally ingest these industries? What avenues for action do our altered bodies have? And what might subver­sive artistic­-technical strategies that have an emancipatory and empower­ing effect in an environment colonized by industry actually look like?

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