Xenopolitics #1: workshop @ Transmediale – Berlin 2017

Transmediale 2017, « Ever Elusive »

Friday 03 february 2017 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Activation of « Xenopolitics #1: Petro-Bodies and Geopolitics of Hormones » at « Alien Matter » exhibition, curated by Inke Arns.

Participants: Bureau d’études, Ewen Chardronnet, Mary Maggic, Špela Petrič

In this two-part workshop, Aliens in Green (AiG) guide participants through the xeno-political process of queering. The first part (limited to 15 persons) begins in the installation Xenopolitics #1, introducing the toxic impact of endocrine disruption and the dominant constructs of who and what are defined as natural. A urine-hormone extraction ritual follows this presentation. In the second part (open to all audiences, limited to 40 people), participants look at the urine-hormone extraction results, while AiG facilitate a discussion about what it means to be alien in light of the xeno-forces at play.