Pogo Bar:
Kasia Fudakowski and members of the Association for the Palliative Turn
An Evening On The Palliative Turn


10 March 22, 9 pm

in English

Venue: KW, 4th floor


Registration via pogobar@kw-berlin.de


In accordance with the current Covid-19 regulations the advanced 2G+ rule (vaccinated or recovered as well as boostered or negatively tested) applies for all KW events. Furthermore we ask all participants to wear a FFP-2 mask throughout the event.


<p>Image: Courtesy of Kasia Fudakowski featuring APT’s Manifesto designed by Sascia Reibel and Mathias Lempart.</p>

Image: Courtesy of Kasia Fudakowski featuring APT’s Manifesto designed by Sascia Reibel and Mathias Lempart.


An Evening On The Palliative Turn, hosted by Kasia Fudakowski with members of the Association for the Palliative Turn (APT). APT is a loose collection of individuals who describe themselves as ‘palliatively-curious’ in exploring approaches to cultural life with death.


But do not be afraid, the evening at Pogo Bar is no wacko night of wellness interspersed with cultish end-of-days chanting, not all night anyway. With a focus on the cosmically comic side of saying goodbye forever, An Evening On The Palliative Turn proposes a mix of comedic monologues, costumes from curtains, cartoons, songs, empathy, improvised theatre, tombstones, generosity, films, live music, laughter, and removals, as well as a guaranteed end.


The evening’s host, Kasia Fudakowski, is a visual artist who’s interest in The Palliative Turn stems from her exploration of both the comic and horrific nature of limits. She will be joined by Simon Blanck, Annemarie Goldschmidt, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Karin Kytökangas, Mathias Lempart, Dafna Maimon, Kevin Napier, Leila Peacock, Rattelschneck, John-Luke Roberts, Xavier Robles de Medina, Lydia Röder, Anna Szaflarski, Nala Tessloff, Marcus Weimer, and Olav Westphalen.


Initiated by the visual artist Olav Westphalen, who coined the term Palliative Turn, APT was founded in 2020 by a group of diverse practitioners including artists, comedians, palliative practitioners, health care specialists, designers, philosophers and climate scientists in reaction to the pervasive assumption that we humans can fix all our problems and escape our certain fate. More concretely, APT asks; ‘What if our ambition to control and manage not just our own lives but even the planetary climate’s equilibrium is just the latest symptom of what has been wrong all along?’ (Westphalen). By taking its starting point from the practice of palliative care as a model for art, APT asks if an acceptance of our impending end, might not in fact be the first step to living better.


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