Beate Absalon

PhD candidate

Georgenstr. 47
10117 Berlin

Beate Absalon completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Studies and Cultural History and Theory. After spending an academic year at the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths-University of London and receiving a DAAD research scholarship for Tokio she completed her Master’s Degree in Cultural History and Theory at Humboldt University of Berlin with a thesis about rope bondage as an aesthetical figure of enabling passivity. She worked as a student assistant during her time at university, developing and teaching courses about experimental approaches to academic writing and about the cultural history of faces and its modulations. She designed and organised symposia i.a. about the techniques for »escaping the face« and a memorial for cultural theorist and critic Mark Fisher at the IFK in Vienna.

At the Performance Art and Object Theatre Schaubude Berlin she engages in moderating artist talks and writing for the festival blog Her work has been published at the theatre magazine »double« and the swiss journal »Avenue«.

In her doctoral project she examines contemporary media of sexual education and artworks as idiosyncratic interventions in hegemonial sexual discourses.