90 min, no intermission
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Jeremy Wade uses a politically charged form of queer science fiction to see through the complicated now. In his show, Lost at Sea with Puddles and Sunny he, together with the music of Quentin Tolimieri, portrays a broken scrappy one-eyed bird of a cabaret singer named Puddles the Pelican who lives on a Cruise Ship at the end of time. A survivor of the Deep Horizon Oil Spill, Puddles the Pelican sings, squawks, moans and tells stories of love and loss to keep the cruise ship passengers awake as they sail towards a howl, blind, eternal and empty on a sea that is no longer blue but a rusted dark orange. Choking on bits of tar, flailing all fantastic Puddles quacks: “Once a glorious bird, now covered in oil, which one of you Bitches has a match?”
is a performer with an extensive practice of curating and teaching. He graduated from the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, in 2000 and received a Bessie Award for his performance Glory, at Dance Theater Workshop, New York City, in 2006. Since then he works in close collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin as well as Gessnerallee, Zurich.
In his recent work, Wade explores death, zombie subjectivity, strange modes of being and feminist strategies of world making to undermine the social codes that define and oppress bodies. He is the initiator of “The Future Clinic for Critical Care”, an intersectional platform exploring the messy politics of care through performance, social practice and sociocultural animation.