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Susanne Sachsse / Marc Siegel / Xiu Xiu (Jamie Stewart)
YOU’RE SO PARANOID, YOU PROBABLY THINK THIS RADIO SHOW IS ABOUT YOU (2020)
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Paranoid biopolitics after the virus, in chanted choirs and linguistic collisions

On Paranoia TV starting 18.10.

In German

Credits

With: Maximilian Brauer, Vaginal Davis, Salome Gersch, Gotthard Lange, Susanne Sachsse, Angela Seo, Şenol Sentürk, Marc Siegel, Martin Siemann, Pola Sieverding, Jamie Stewart

Commissioned by steirischer herbst ’20

Produced by Susanne Sachsse, Marc Siegel and Xiu Xiu in coproduction with steirischer herbst ’20

What becomes of the body in a moment of intensified social and governmental control? It might be lacking skin, hands, lips, or face, but its immune system is certainly highly refined. Yet what might that mean? Susanne Sachsse, Marc Siegel and Xiu Xiu provide an answer of sorts to this question, drawing a paranoid poetic-theoretical arc through history. Their point of departure is a recent essay by theoretician Paul B. Preciado, written after being ill with Covid-19, who postulates that a new form of Deleuze and Guattari’s “body without organs” is emerging today. As this body searches for experiences of collectivity, new viral strains bombard its linguistic immune system. Conspiracy theories aren’t especially helpful. They might ward off unpleasant surprises, but they won’t help us get out of bed.

Bio

Susanne Sachsse (1965, Meiningen, Germany) is an actor. She works individually and collectively in a variety of performance, film, music, and art contexts. Her work often incorporates autobiographical elements in a reflection on gender, the body and the voice against the backdrop of political change. She lives in Berlin.

Marc Siegel (1965, Dunkirk, France) is a film scholar. His research focuses on experimental film, performance, and queer studies—areas of interest in his curatorial work as well. He also works collaboratively in performance, film, and art contexts on projects that often thematize a politics of non-normative gender and sexualities. He lives in Frankfurt and Berlin.

Xiu Xiu is an avant-pop/experimental band founded in San Jose, California, in 2002 by Jamie Stewart. They have released thirteen albums, played shows all over the world, have collaborated with numerous artists and composed and performed the soundtrack to various film and stage productions. Their music videos have been featured in galleries and museums worldwide.

Credits

With: Maximilian Brauer, Vaginal Davis, Salome Gersch, Gotthard Lange, Susanne Sachsse, Angela Seo, Şenol Sentürk, Marc Siegel, Martin Siemann, Pola Sieverding, Jamie Stewart

Commissioned by steirischer herbst ’20

Produced by Susanne Sachsse, Marc Siegel and Xiu Xiu in coproduction with steirischer herbst ’20