Noise gives rise to a new system, an order that is more complex than the simple chain. The parasite interrupts at first glance, consolidates when you look again. The city rat gets used to it, is vaccinated, becomes immune. The town makes noise, but the noise makes the town.
We are pleased to present the first issue of Parasite Art. The magazine was founded to investigate the emergence of a new form of art that follows the strategy and practice of parasitism. Parasite Art expands into a variety of fields and uses a range of strategies. With Issue 1, we propose to start a journey of new discourse and exploration on this subject.
Political Perspectives on Parasite Art
Vor nicht als zu langer Zeit betrat ein kleines verspiegelteHaus die Dächer der Stadt. Es…
Hoch oben, über den Dächern Berlins thront das kleine verspiegelte Penthaus á la Parasit. Auf…
Counter-hegemony fights and directs actions, both in the activist and artistic sense and are based…
Der Einladung, Penthaus à la Parasit als stadtpolitische Intervention zu reflektieren und zu fragen, was…
Philosophical Perspectives on Parasite Art
ParasitenParasitinnen sind Figuren der Ambivalenz, die sich durch ein weder-noch charakterisieren lassen. Sie besetzen einen…
Akademische Debatte in einem Münchener Parkhaus Die Diskussion wurde aufgezeichnet und ist unter folgender Adresse…
Wenn wir mit dem Verhältnis von Parasit und Organismus ansetzen, erscheint der Parasit als eine…
Extase, Ungehorsam und der „Sieg der puren Vernunft“ im späten Kapitalismus „Die parasitäre Ästhetik ist…
Die soziale Formung von Prozessen des Wahrnehmens und des Erfahrens von Wirklichkeit ist ein zentrales…
Verhandlungen zwischen Parasit und Wirt Nach dem Aufbau des Penthauses in Münchens Altstadt (ohne Genehmigung)…
studied art history, education and gender studies at the University of Hamburg. Her research focuses on contemporary artistic practices that address gender, labour, migration, activist strategies, and global inequalities. Since 2016, she has been organizing community art projects, including projects with the collective ARTErias Urbanas in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia and the event series ‘Inter_Sections: Mapping queer-feminist art practices’ at Gallery Genscher, Hamburg (2018). Currently, Tonia works as a research assistant in the international research group ‘SVAC – Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict’ at the Hamburg Institute of Social Research.
Elisa Bertuzzo, Prof. Dr.
lectures on critical urban studies and postcolonial theory at the weißensee school of art berlin, Germany. Her latest book is “Archipelagos: From Urbanisation to Translocalisation” (Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos, 2019). Elisa investigates trends of ex-centric urbanisation linked with inhabitants’ increased mobility in West Bengal, India.
studied Cultural Theory at the Humboldt University in Berlin and at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. Since 2018, he organizes events on media theory and philosophy with texture in Berlin.
Georg J. Kraus
studied Cultural Studies and Intercultural Communication in Friedrichshafen and Munich. He has participated in several art and urban development projects across Europe and in Chile. Currently, Georg works as a cultural management consultant.
(Hannah Müller, Ana Martin Yuste,
Ana, Hannah and Zita are part of the collective Raumstation, in Berlin. Kollektiv Raumstation was founded in 2013, operating in Weimar, Berlin and Vienna. Collective, intergalactic, participative, collaborative; transformative, artistic, activist; socially, socially, politically; spatial, urban, rural.
Marina Martinez Mateo, Prof. Dr.
currently holds the chair of Aesthetic Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Marina’s research concentrates on social and political philosophy and aesthetics. She has most recently published “Politik der Repräsentation. Zwischen Formierung und Abbildung”(Heilderberg: Springer Verlag, 2018) and “Grenze und Demokratie. Ein Spannungsverhältnis” (Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag, 2017).
is a research associate working on economic policy and finance. His areas of speciality are housing, taxation, public finance, and foreign policy. Alex studied public policy, economics and philosophy.
Marina Resende Santos
is a researcher and artist based in Chicago. She studied comparative literature and at the University of Chicago and currently works with art and culture administration in the city.
Judith Siegmund, Prof. Dr.
is a professor for contemporary aesthetics at the State University for Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart (HMDK). She has a background in philosophy and fine arts and was a junior professor for theory of design, aesthetic theory and gender studies at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), where she co-installed the research project “Autonomy and Functionalization”.
is a cultural theorist, independent author, and curator.
is an artist, activist, and sociologist focusing on the public space. Jakob chooses his artistic language through process, according to the context and topic of his work. So far, his practice spans performance art, video, social practice, and guerrilla interventions. Jakob is interested in intertwining art with politics and everyday realities, by hijacking yet uncoded systems.
Nina Tessa Zahner, Prof. Dr.
is a professor of sociology at the Duesseldorf Art Academy. She wrote her PhD project on the transformations in art during the 1960s, under Prof. Richard Munich at the University of Bamberg. Between 2006 and 2017, Nina conducted research at the Institute for Cultural Studies at the University of Leipzig. Her research focuses on the sociology of art, relational sociology, reception theory, and historical-comparative sociology.