The Battlefield Nurse is a performative talk and drag show on the confounding politics of caring for one another. With a microphone, a sombre playlist and a PowerPoint presentation that will make you laugh and cry, The Battlefield Nurse – a 5,000 year old midwife-shaman who attends to the dying and the living dead – talks about disability, the anti-psychiatric movement, post-humanism, post-colonialism and thinking strategies like ‘affective political imagination’.
Under the guise of his drag alter ego, Jeremy Wade asks how we can emancipate care for the future as an answer to some of today’s very urgent problems. To this end, The Battle Nurse came up with her Future Clinic for Critical Care, a performative forum for audience members to speculate on the future of care together with theorists, social workers, caregivers, and people receiving care. The FCCC is an ongoing series, having held a three-day symposium in Berlin in 2017 and three editions in Zurich in 2018, among others.
Jeremy Wade is an American dancer and choreographer who lives and works in Berlin. His work is as physical as it is conceptual, exploring queer and feminist ways of shaping society. Three weeks after this opening lecture, Jeremy Wade will present the Belgian premiere of his performance ‘The Clearing’ at Beursschouwburg.
The Battlefield Nurse opens our WE LOVE YOU programme, which will be concluded with Drag Mother. You could see these two care figures as embracing the whole programme with a big, motherly hug.
As part of ‘We Love You’, a multidisciplinary programme on love beyond the romantic and the self - sep oct nov dec 2019.
in and out, in English.