#69 - Jeremy Wade (Puddles The Pelican / Wilde Renate) - From NYC clubkid to Berlin art scene


In our 69th episode we meet Jeremy Wade - he is more than just an artist, he. Is founder and father plus mother of „Puddles the pelican“ he is a performer, musician and dancer. You probably have to find a new word for what he made his work off.

Wade is an extreme performer and performance maker. His works, also incorporating curation and social practice, are disturbing and thought-provoking: they revolve around queer and feminist strategies of world making, the relational ethics of care, neo liberal critique and the violence that social norms cause on bodies of difference.

Wade grew up in a mill town in Southern Maine, USA, son of two social workers. After barely graduating high school he got on a bus to NYC, there, he quickly made a name for himself as a hooker, club kid, glitter mess and party promoter. “I was working my ass off by bartending, go-go dancing, painting apartments, turning tricks and barely surviving The Big (Badass) Apple.

He tells us about his way through his hectic past, the „excessive“ middle and the „weird“ now. A wonderful journey through space and time of the 80s and 90s of NYC and his life in Berlin in the early 20s.

His Show "Puddles the Pelican", is taking place at Wilde Renate as a residency for one year. “This bird has me working like a dog,” says he/him. Disruption, Excess, Hyper Vulnerability. // Socials: @puddlesthepelican @germanywade If people wanna hashtag: #puddlesthepelican Website: www.puddlesthepelican.show More puddles info on Renate.cc // CREDITS Front Bird: Puddles the Pelican aka Jeremy Wade Piano: Sunny the Sea Anemone aka Quentin Tolimieri Back Up Vocals: Zoe Jamileh Guest Back Up Vocals: Michael Love Michael Drums: Liliana Zieniawa Synth + Beats: Philipp Kullen Bass: Ranjit Prasad Collaborator in Crime: Darcey Bennett Texts: Allison Wiltshire & Puddles the Pelican Dramaturgy: Maika Knoblich Artistic Mentor: Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy Costume: Claudia Hill & Josa Marx Wig: Benjamin Kiss + Antina Christ Lights + Sound: Marco Pelaic // Special thanks to Flo Wozny, Geovane Pedro De Bortoli, Michael Rollnick and Yoav Admoni, to the incredible Ezra Green for the contribution of his poetry, to Hari Stojan for his feedback. Thanks to Marc Lohr for his original arrangement of numerous songs in Act 1. Puddles first appeared as part of “The Clearing”, a co production by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. // ‘Lost at Sea with Puddles and Sunny’ is a production by Puddles the Pelican, in coproduction with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. Special thanks to Württembergische Kunstverein Stuttgart // Photo credit: Florian Hetz MUA: Rà Nikolaidis Wig: Benjamin Kiss, Antina Christ // Podcast Intro Track: Kuriose Naturale - Total Holzmarktstrasse Danke an Jonathan & Kristian sowie das Label Kiosk ID
// Schickt uns Songs, Fragen und Anregungen an: feierkulturpodcast@gmail.com // Folgt und schreibt uns bei Instagram: instagram.com/feierkultur_podcast/

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