Mind Blind Pathetic Sublime
Online Performance Lecture
Five years since she presented the lecture-performance Mind Blind: Therapeutic Interventions for Human/NonHuman Communications for Transmediale | Vorspiel 2016, artist Sarah Hermanutz revisits the problems of social cognition in this time of isolation and multiple intersecting crises.
While previously this performance played with the discomfort and tensions of an audience’s physical presence made captive within the social conventions of an in-person lecture, in 2021 the human observers may only join remotely through Zoom. Within the gallery, the artist will livestream from her unvisitable installation environment. Seeking comfort, escape, and clarity amid the leaking infrastructures of our times, she will be using whatever tools at her disposal to finally help axolotls to understand the Pathetic Sublime.
Organised by Art Laboratory Berlin in cooperation with Lacuna Lab.
This event is part of the Vorspiel Programme of the CTM and transmediale 2021
Sarah Hermanutz researches at the intersections of performance, technology, and ecology. Her sculptures, installations and performances are preoccupied with wetlands, amphibious creatures, gender and social cognition. Hermanutz considers her practice of collaboration with others, human and nonhuman, as a way of destabilising and complicating individualistic artistic agency and intent.