Out of the refuse a new creature emerges: a persistent multi-species muddle, a wormy pile, a teeming motley plague that dances a revolution. Prusaki corps is a collective identity referring to the group and to each of its members when engaging in prusaki corps activities.
We will work in the passage, which we perceive to be the digestive canal in the building that lets things in and out. What is useful and relevant is processed and incorporated and what is not useful or even harmful is excreted. We want to promote such a critical digestive process in the mind regarding ideas and “knowledge”. We will work with this same passage in our bodies and the mouth and anus at either end to generate movement and find expression for an undivided head-body entity. In our non-hierarchical laboratory we will develop a collective body resulting from the juxtaposition and alliance of divergence, mutation and revolt as opposed to assimilation and uniformity. Our intervention score will be based on co-determination and allow for every participant to initiate.
Post-humanistic bodies - how can the body be(come) an agent of rebellion?
How is epistemic violence present in western knowledge practices?
How can we use interruption and disruption as generative and creative tools?
The Prusaki are born out of the sewer system below the Humboldt Forum and the sewer grates are the portal through which they make their appearance in the overworld.
The name Prusaki originates in the curious coincidence that the Polish language uses this same word to designate both cockroaches and Prussians. The Prusaki organize themselves in Corps and they go about their business like cockroaches and other plagues.
They are artistic autodidacts and insufferable insubordinates. Their research over the seven seas and the seven heavens has led to the discovery that there is one great big hell that encompasses all: the big amount of bullsh*t dished out by the powerful to remain in power.
They have worked, amongst others, with E-Coli-Broccoli Tanzcompanie, German Vermin Association, Bündnis Komposthaufen and in collaboration with individual artists such as MC Kack, Violetta Toiletta and Roy de Stroy.
Their current activities include cataloguing the vast archive of objects that make up the world-wide acclaimed collection administered by Prusaki Kulturbesitz©.