Assistances (Working Title) w/ Valentina Desideri, Stefano Harney, Jason Hirata, Will Holder, Annick Kleizen, Cally Spooner, Eric Golo Stone, Mathilde Supe, Terre Thaemlitz, Marina Vishmidt

Day 2
15th April 2023, 10am - 6pm

The event can also be attended online via Zoom (Password: assistant).

Day 2:

10:30am: Terre Thaemlitz (online)*

12:30am: Lunch

1:30pm: Annick Kleizen**

2:30pm: Marina Vishmidt***

5pm: Jason Hirata (online)****

*Terre Thaemlitz (1968) is an award winning multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work combines a critical look at identity politics - including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race - with an ongoing analysis of the socio-economics of commercial media production. He has released over 15 solo albums, as well as numerous 12-inch singles and video works. Her writings on music and culture have been published internationally in a number of books, academic journals and magazines. As a speaker and educator on issues of non-essentialist Transgenderism and Queerness, Thaemlitz has lectured and participated in panel discussions throughout Europe and Japan. As of January, 2001, he resides in Japan. On May 10, her first retrospective in Europe “Reframed Positions” opens at Halle für Kunst Lüneburg.

**Annick Kleizen is an independent curator. Over the last 10+ years they have cultivated an extensive practice of collaboration with artists and choreographers in a variety of supporting and co-developing roles: ranging from production to editing, to co-conspiring, performing, writing, researching, and developing acquisition strategies and protocols for performance in art collections. They often work alongside artists in institutional contexts.

***Marina Vishmidt is a writer and editor. She teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work has appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Artforum, Afterall, Journal of Cultural Economy, e-flux journal, Australian Feminist Studies, Mousse, and Radical Philosophy, among others, as well as a number of edited volumes. She is currently editing a reader on speculation for the Documents of Contemporary Art series (Whitechapel/MIT 2023). She is the co-author of Reproducing Autonomy (with Kerstin Stakemeier) (Mute, 2016), and the author of Speculation as a Mode of Production: Forms of Value Subjectivity in Art and Capital (Brill 2018 / Haymarket 2019). She is a member of the Marxism in Culture collective and is on the board of the New Perspectives on the Critical Theory of Society series (Bloomsbury Academic). In 2022, she was the Rudolph Arnheim Visiting Professor in Art History at the Humboldt University in Berlin and will take up a fellowship at the Leuphana Institute for Advanced Studies, 2023-24. Her research has been funded by the DAAD, the European Social Research Council and the Swedish Research Council.

****Jason Hirata lives and works in Princeton, NJ. He was born in Seattle in 1986 and completed his degree at the University of Washington, where he has taught and exhibited. Recent solo exhibitions include Fanta-MLN, Milan; 80WSE, New York; Svetlana, New York; and Kunstverein Nürnberg. His work has been shown at Artists Space, New York; Kai Matsumiya, New York; Fall River MoCA, Massachusetts; and Château Shatto, Los Angeles.