BE.BOP 2013: DECOLONIZING THE “COLD” WAR – Malcolm X, the Black Panthers and Black Internationalism today, Curated by Alanna Lockward, 19-23 May, Ballhaus Naunynstraße and Hackesche Höfe Kino, Berlin

After its outstanding debut last year, this new edition of the series BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS is expanding with live performances and an all-day screening commemorating Malcolm X´s birthday. The Festival will take place from 19-23 May at Hackesche Höfe Kino and Ballhaus Naunynstraße in cooperation with AfricAvenir and Heinrich Böll Stiftung.nDECOLONIZING THE “COLD” WAR is the first Afropean performance showcase and will be accompanied by roundtable discussions on the aesthetic legacy of the Black Power movement in the radical imagination of Diaspora artists. Parallel to this, its influence in liberation and decolonization struggles in the Global South during the so-called “Cold” War will be approached from the continuities of coloniality. According to Enrique Dussel, a liberation philosopher and decolonial thinker, this war was never “cold” in the Global South.nThe artists are witnessing a kind of global revivalism on documentary material on the Black Power movement (a good example is the release (2011) of Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, by Göran Olsson) and dozens of seminars and conferences are mushrooming all over Europe on the so called “Cold” War. In these hegemonic narratives the global South is usually considered as a mere recipient of Western imperialism.nDuring this festival, the story will be told from the perspective of the self-affirmation of Black Power. The emblematic figure of Angela Davis created a planetary movement of solidarity that went beyond the term “Black Internationalism”. These narratives of re-existence will be analyzed in relation to Frantz Fanon´s fundamental role in global South liberation struggles during that period. His interactions with Jean-Paul Sartre will be the focus of some of these unprecedented debates. The worldwide solidarities resulting from the Black Power movement united people beyond racialization and political agendas. BE.BOP 2013 celebrates a paradigm shift that transformed the Black Body into a source of inspiration and beauty prevalent until today.nThe program of the Festival DECOLONIZING THE “COLD” WAR, BE.BOP 2013. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS:n19 May 2013
10 am – 8 pm ScreeningsnIn cooperation with AfricAvenir
Venue: Hackesche Höfe KinonDay Ticket: 16 €
Single Ticket for each of the 4 Sessions/Film: 7,50 €

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Tickets and Information
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Hackesche Höfe Kino
Rosenthaler Str. 40/41
10178 Berlin
S Hackescher Markt
U Weinmeisterstraßen20-21 May: 10 am – 5 pm Roundtable n Free and open to the publicn Online registration mandatory: n Naunynstraße
Naunynstrße 27
Berlin Kreuzbergn20-22 May: 8 – 10 pm Performancesn14/8 €n Jeannette Ehlers, Teresa María Díaz Nerio, Quinsy Gario + Muna Shirwa, Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balanquet and Ingrid Mwangi Robert Huttern23 May: 10:30 – 12 pm Vaginal Davis performance-lecturen A Project of Art Labour Archives + Kultursprünge im Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH in cooperation with AfricAvenir and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.nScreenigs and discussions will take place in EnglishnFor more Linienstraße 68, 10119 Berlin + +49-176 619 03 582, moc.oohay@ruobaltra Naunynstraße, Naunynstrße 27, Berlin Kreuzbergn Alanna Lockward Curatoralannalockward.comn Walter Mignolo Advisorwww.waltermignolo.comnParticipants
Artwell Cain (Netherlands+St. Vincent) + Vaginal Davis (Germany+USA) + Teresa María Díaz Nerio (Netherlands+Dominican Republic) + Gabriele Dietze (Germany) + Simmi Dullay (South Africa+Denmark) + Moritz Ege (Germany) + Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark+Trinidad) + Jihan El Tahri (Egypt+South Africa+France) + Cecilia Gärding (Sweden+South Africa) + Quinsy Gario (Netherlands+Curazao) + Adler Guerrier (USA+Haiti) + Neil Kenlock (England + Jamaica) + Grada Kilomba (São Tomé e Príncipe+Germany+Portugal) + Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi (Germany+Nigeria) + Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balanquet (Cuba+Mexico+USA) + Karen McKinnon (England + USA) + Mekonnen Mesghena (Germany + Ethiopia) + Dannys Montes de Oca (Cuba) + Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter (Germany+Kenya) + Pascale Obolo (France+Cameroon) + Horace Ové (England+Trinidad) + Muna Shirwa (Netherlands+ Somalia) + Robbie Shilliam (England) + Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (Rumania) + Caecilia Tripp (France+Germany) + Rolando Vázquez (Netherlands+Mexico)


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