T+U w/ Daniel Hüttler: TURANIUM & Kasia Fudakowski: Another Evening on the Palliative Turn

13/01/2023 (Friday) 18:00 | Trafóclub
Zsolt Miklósvölgyi & Márió Z. Nemes (T+U) w/ Daniel Hüttler: TURANIUM
Kasia Fudakowski: Another Evening on the Palliative Turn 
lecture performances

The lecture performances will be held in English. Free entrance, all are welcome!

Zsolt Miklósvölgyi & Márió Z. Nemes (T+U) w/ Daniel Hüttler: TURANIUM

The lecture performance focuses on TURANIUM, the most significant geocultural energy source in the Carpathian Basin. Like the vibranium mined in the Wakanda of the Marvel Universe, TURANIUM is a speculative ore capable of releasing incredible amounts of kinetic energy. The process is based on the psychopolitical convergence between the Hungarian population and the Hungarian landscape, according to which Turanium - as rock containing valuable metals - can store and further transmit the negative vibrations of historical traumas, while dark energy also has the potential to alter the crystal structure of certain minerals, thereby formulating additional Turanium deposits. But that is the very mystery of this Hungaricum, as we do not know what came first, the eponymous "Turanian curse" or TURANIUM as a disease medium.

In this Hungarofuturist performance, we undertake to stage the dialectic of this speculative national metal, the xenotransformation process of toxin into medicine, depression into revelation - and vice versa. From this point of view, TURANIUM is the most important raw material of the Hungarian trauma monopoly, capable of providing the technological sophistication and ethnosuicidal sensibility of post-Hungarian civilisations on an intergalactic scale.

Technologie und das Unheimliche (T+U) is a Berlin-Budapest art collective. In forms of art exhibitions, thematic issues, and related projects, T+U mediates between artistic research, post-digital printing, and para-academic discourses. Their wide range of interests includes acid ufology, Eastern European paranormality, eerie technologies, as well as pre-and posthuman lifeforms.

Special thanks: János Borsos.

Kasia Fudakowski: Another Evening on the Palliative Turn

On the evening of the 13th of January, visual artist Kasia Fudakowski will introduce us to The Palliative Turn, an approach to life and death forged by the Association for the Palliative Turn (APT). Fudakowski is part of APT's loose collective of ‘palliatively curious’ individuals which includes many artists, designers, a climate scientist, a palliative practitioner, a kinesiologist and a comedian amongst others. Initiated by the visual artist Olav Westphalen, who coined the term Palliative Turn, APT was founded in 2020 in reaction to the pervasive assumption that we humans can fix all our problems and escape our certain fate. More concretely, APT asks; ‘What if our ambition to control and manage not just our own lives but even the planetary climate’s equilibrium is just the latest symptom of what has been wrong all along?’ (Westphalen). By taking its starting point from the practice of palliative care as a model for art, APT asks if an acceptance of our impending end might not in fact be the first step to living better.

Fudakowski’s interest in The Palliative Turn stems from her exploration of both the comic and horrific nature of limits. In this performative event, she will engage the audience with different thought exercises, present the work of APT associates, and ask the question: How would you like to go? 

Támogatók / Supported by: National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Haagse Kunst- en Cultuurprojecten

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