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Permeable Bodies

Performing the Sublime Sea of Co-Mattering

Online-Talk | With Mary Maggic

A group of people standing around a sculpture made of different found and collected objects. Background: a projection of sea and clouds

Mary Maggic, photo: Suchart Wannset, 2022

Art Laboratory Berlin welcomes you to our new series Permeable Bodies (May – December 2023) with artistic and feminist explorations of embodiment and identity in flux, as well as an investigation of our interconnection and interaction with the environment around us. With reading groups, talks, workshops and podcasts we propose a net of narratives of permeability to encompass a poetic (post)natural history of being woman throughout 2023. It is our great pleasure to welcome you to a lecture with artist and researcher Mary Maggic.

Proven through years of researching through the project Open Source Estrogen, biohacking methodologies serve far more than spreading didactic knowledge. These protocols produce an existential knowing in our bodies and environments, leading to collective strategies that may help us out of ecological ruins. The talk describes how biohacking, as a xeno-feminist practice of care, can inevitably lead to a form of world-making, where collectivities can emerge with a radical breakage from the past.

Mary Maggic, photo: Alípio Padilha, 2022

Mary Maggic (b. 1991, Los Angeles) is a Vienna-based non-binary Chinese American artist and researcher working on the fuzzy intersections of body and gender politics and capitalist ecological alienations. Maggic frequently deploys biohacking as a xenofeminist practice of care that serves to demystify invisible lines of molecular Biopower to demystify. They are currently a member of the online network Hackteria: Open Source Biological Art, the lab theater collective Aliens in Green, the Asian feminist collective Mai Ling Vienna Vienna, and the radical curriculum project Pirate Care and the online Cyberfeminism Index.


Online / Livestream

Date and time

22 November 2023, 8 pm CET


Program Overview here.


Regine Rapp, Tuçe Erel, Christian de Lutz

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