Hito Steyerl in conversation with Mark Terkessidis
Cancel Culture: Identitäre Bewegung 2.0?
What do identity politics and identitarianism have in common?

15.10., 18:00

Live online

In German

The conversation will also be streamed live at the Paranoia TV Headquarters.

Paranoia TV Headquarters
Herrengasse 26, 8010 Graz  ♿

Free admission


Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’20

In recent years, colonialism has been a hotly debated topic and rightly so: not only the aftermath of European dominance and racist oppression but also its new manifestations shape the present. What about inner-European racism (and anti-Semitism)? What connects Anglo-American identity politics with the (white) identitarian movement and the rise of nationalism during the so-called transition in Eastern Europe? The artist Hito Steyerl and the psychologist Mark Terkessidis discuss these and other points. Together they ask how and why European histories of exclusion, genocide, and resistance are being replaced today by terms coined by tech giants—especially from the USA.


Hito Steyerl (1966, Munich, Germany) is a filmmaker, moving image artist, writer, and innovator of the essay documentary. Her principal topics of interest are media, technology, and the global circulation of images. She lives in Berlin.

Mark Terkessidis (1966, Eschweiler, Germany) is a journalist, migration researcher, and author of numerous books on racism, migration, and youth and pop culture. He lives in Berlin.


Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’20