Techno Worlds: The Team

Henrike Naumann and Bastian Hagedorn, The Museum of Trance, 2021, mixed media installation, detail Photo: Barnabás Neogrády-Kiss

Curators

Mathilde Weh is a curator, musician and artist, and served as a consultant in the visual arts department of the Goethe-Institut headquarters in Munich until 2022. She advised Goethe-Institut art projects abroad and was curator of the touring exhibition ‘Geniale Dilletanten'- Subkultur der 1980er-Jahre in Deutschland, for which she published the exhibition catalogue under the same title together with Leonhard Emmerling (Hatje Cantz).

A former radio editor, she engages intensively with the topics of subcultures, art and music and takes part in events and discussions organised by institutions and universities, including the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Germany.
Exhibitions in museums and galleries, internationally (selection in Germany starting in 2015: Haus der Kunst Munich, Museum Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Albertinum /Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden). Mathilde Weh initiated the project TECHNO WORLDS.

Justin Hoffmann is a curator, musician (member of FSK) and art historian. Besides running the art institution Kunstverein Wolfsburg since 2004, he has lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Zurich University of the Arts, Braunschweig University of Art and Merz Akademie Stuttgart, among others, and was a visiting professor at the Art University Linz.

Selected publications:

Destruktionskunst (1995); Gustav Metzger: Manifeste Schriften Konzepte (1997); Das Phantom sucht seinen Mörder: Ein Reader zur Kulturalisierung der Ökonomie (1999, co-editor with Marion von Osten); Strips & Characters: Kunst unter dem Einfluss von Comics (2004, Hrsg.); Non-Stop: Ein Reader zur Ambivalenz von Krieg und Frieden (2005, editor); Der Traum von der Zeichenmaschine (2006, editor); Next Level: Die Lust am Spiel in der Netzwerkgesellschaft (2007, editor); Work Fiction (2007, editor); In the Shadows (2008, editor); Tribute to Gustav Metzger (CD+Booklet, 2008), Best of 50 Years (2010, editor); Learning from Detroit, (2014, co-editor with Günter Riederer), Gruppe Schloßstraße 8 (2018, editor); Snap Your Identity (2020, editor).

Creamcake (CC) is a Berlin-based interdisciplinary platform, negotiating the point of convergence in electronic music, contemporary art and digital technologies. Distanced from normative social structures, CC moves in fluid processes of thought and action and engages with current social issues of the present through diverse projects.
Curated by Tomke Braun, Daniela Seitz and Anja Weigl, CC organizes exhibitions, performances, concerts, symposia, DJ sets, digital projects, and workshops, including 3hd Festival (since 2015), Paradise Found (2019), インフラ INFRA (2017), Europool (2017-2019) and "<Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer>” (2018–2019).
As a queer-feminist nomadic space, CC has cooperated with a variety of clubs, community spaces and institutions such as Berghain, Klosterruine, OHM, Südblock, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, KW Institute for Contemporary Art / Bob’s Pogo Bar, and WWWβ.

Assistence

Anita Eylmann works in the cultural department of the Goethe-Institut. She is responsible, among other things, for the project coordination of touring exhibitions in the visual arts department, for example Geniale Dilletanten - Subkultur der 1980-er Jahre in DeutschlandGetting Acrossbauhaus imaginista and also for Techno Worlds.  

Lukas Heger holds a MA in Art and Curatorial Studies and Anglophone Literary Studies from the University of Bayreuth. He currently works for the Goethe-Institut’s Visual Arts Division and contributes to iwalewabooks publishing house as a freelance editor. At Iwalewahaus, he worked as assistant curator and contributed, among others, to the exhibition Feedback: Art, Africa and the 1980s, curated by Ugochukwu Smooth-Nzewi. 

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