ParaSite at Gessnerallee Zürich


As part of the second cycle of Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, curated by artist and organiser Lhaga Koondhor, the Kollektiv F96 is using «PARASITE» to create a playground, or laboratory, for artists and speakers from a wide variety of fields. From 4 December, various types of contributions examining parasitic structures and social movements will be continuously published online.

How can parasitic thinking break away from well-known structures? What results from these changes and how? «PARASITE»  focuses on the parasite on the one hand as a pest, and on the other as a driving force for change and co-evolution. What can we learn from this ambivalent concept for our cultural and social co-existence and how can we use this knowledge in a fruitful way? 

Over the course of eight weeks, this temporary, parasitic archive will grow and pulsate as an autonomous organism, being flooded by immersive sounds and visual disturbances – until it dissolves into nothingness. 

Owing to the current situation the website functions as an alternative to carrying out the project in a physical space.

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With: Angela Addo, Tonie Brunschwiler, Aga Pędziwiatr & Rafał Pierzyński / DIVAS, Lara Jil Dreyer & Yunus Ersoy & Josef Mehling, Sarah Farina, Regine Helbling & Eva-Maria Würth, I-VYE, Noria Lilt, Miss Sheitana, Leila Moon, Fatima Moumouni, Paranoia City, Sally Schonfeldt, Deva Schubert & Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzáles, so sindse, Cinthya Soto Supported by: m2act – The funding and network project of the Migros Culture Percentage initiative that supports the performing arts

Image: © Kollektiv F96