Talk by Sarah Adelaide and Cassie Thornton: “What if All Caretakers Were Cared for: A conversation about collective care in the apocalypse”

Free entry
Language: English

You are invited to a talk by Cassie Thornton and Sarah Adelaide, co-organizers of The Hologram. The event is part of the program series Experts of the Undercommons curated by researcher, critic, and editor Tobias Dias, postdoc at Aarhus University, in collaboration with Kunsthal Aarhus.

Participation is free, but we recommend securing a seat by taking out a free ticket on Billetto

About the talk

What is the Hologram? How does The Hologram produce Collective Care? What is Collective Care? Who does care work? Who cares? Who cares for the carers? What would it be like if all caregivers were cared for? Would there be rich people? Do rich people need therapy? Is therapy there so we can grapple with burnout? What is burnout? Does The Hologram produce burnout? What's the relationship between carework and burnout? Is it ok to get support from non-experts? Why do we trust authority so much? Is The Hologram just cheap therapy? What is the difference between therapy and Hologramming? What kind of people do Holograms? Are they special people who know how to ask for help? Why is it so hard to ask for help? Why do we love experts so much, and distrust everyone else? What is an apocalypse? Are we in it?


Sarah Adelaide is a counsellor, lawyer and somatic sex educator practicing in Berlin. They help people to analyse power, author liberatory stories about themselves and find pleasure in their bodies.

Cassie Thornton is an artist and activist who makes a “safe space” for the unknown, for disobedience, and for unanticipated collectivity. She uses social practices including institutional critique, insurgent architecture, and “healing modalities” like hypnosis and yoga to find soft spots in the hard surfaces of capitalist life. Cassie has invented a grassroots alternative credit reporting service for the survivors of gentrification, has hypnotized hedge fund managers, has finger-painted with the grime found inside banks, has donated cursed paintings to profiteering bankers, and has taught feminist economics to yogis (and vice versa). Her book, The Hologram: Feminist, Peer-to-Peer Health for a Post-Pandemic Future (2020), is available from Pluto Press.

Image: Designed by Studio Hyte.
Image: Designed by Studio Hyte.

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