“Morphogenic Angels” Playthrough (Part 1)

Preview of Keiken’s Game Release “Morphogenic Angels” 

  • Dialogue
  • Net Art
  • 2022/2023
  • English

HAU Hebbel am Ufer has invited the Berlin drag icon "Hungry" to develop a new playthrough for HAU4, in other words a commented livestream of a gaming session. For this, Johannes J. Jaruraak, who is behind the drag figure, is playing the new game by the artist collective Gruppe Keiken as a preview. One week before the premiere at HAU, the audience can immerse themselves in the world of "Morphogenic Angels" from home.

The preview will be shown on the Twitch channel "hungxiety", where Jaruraak regularly invites people to playthroughs. The focus is always on fashion, design, make-up and high fashion. The artist designs the drag outfits for his performances exclusively for the respective evening and also makes them himself. They present a variety of aesthetics and worlds. At the same time, they are united by a surreal and melancholic aesthetic. Johannes J. Jaruraak describes his work as "distorted drag". He always sees his performances as empowerment against common ideals of beauty.

The approximately three-hour preview begins with a "Get Ready With Me" in which Johannes J. Jaruraak transforms himself into "Hungry" and gives an insight into his fashion work. This is then followed by the commented game. The audience can participate via chat.


Johannes J. Jaruraak was born in Bavaria and came to Berlin to study fashion and costume design. He then completed internships in London with Aitor Throup and Vivienne Westwood. He has been touring internationally with "Hungry" very successfully for several years, most recently presenting his performances in Australia and Japan. "Hungry" also has a large following on the Instagram profile "isshehungry" and the Twitch channel "hungxiety". In addition, the drag artist "Hungry" is now conquering the mainstream - for example in the music videos of the singer Björk, for whom Jaruraak also designed the album cover "Utopia".


“Morphogenic Angels” Playthrough (Part 2) at Serpentine Arts Technologies
27.7.23, 18:00 (London) / 19:00 (Berlin) on Twitch 
Co-presented with HAU Hebbel am Ufer


    • Mon 15.5.2023, 20:00

A commission by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Production: Hungry. Co-presented with Serpentine Arts Technologies (London).