Since 2010, the theorists and artists of the MAB have been working on a range of topics related to the new life sciences; they are examining the precarious zones between life and death and investigating the milieu of the dead – or more specifically, advocating changing the milieu of the dead for the better. With the series continuing from 2017 through to the end of 2019 in collaboration with the Humboldt Forum Berlin, it is now focusing on gaps and absences in archives, collections and exhibitions. While the Humboldt Forum exhibitions present world history through objects and artefacts, the performances by the Mobile Academy Berlin stage the stories of things and beings which cannot, or should not, be exhibited, and where any representation is doomed to fail.
What you cannot see, you can talk about. What you cannot know, you should definitely talk about. Narrating, fabulating and hallucinating in all appropriate ambiguity: that’s the way to maintain relationships with things and beings that are not present. (MAB, 2010)