The Mobile Academy Berlin examines the complicated relationships between the dead and the living – the Former Us and Future Them in a series of events (2017/18). In the first part of the series, three theorists defend a research proposal on “The Milieu of the Dead” which they have submitted to the German Research Foundation (DFG). In a mechanised arena they face their review board in front of the audience. Part 1 presents: A Science under the Influence – speaking scientifically on the margins of administration and speculation.
There is scarcely anything more difficult for a scientist or theorist to speak about than death. One always has the feeling of being off beam, of not being able to address what’s essential or of doing something unseemly. (Karin Harrasser, Vienna, 2015)