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BE.BOP Performance: "A History of Grief, performance" by Patricia Kaersenhout. World Premiere


Info   Festival Ticket: 25 € / 15 € / Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € / Single Event: 6 € / 4 €


Within the Caribbean culture gathering knowledge is a synthesis between body and mind. The history of ancestors runs through Kaersenhout’s body and is passed on to future generations. The artist wears ' embodied memories ' of concealed and ignored stories of her ancestors inside of her. To understand the trauma of the colonial oppression it is important for Kaersenhout to listen to this concealed and ignored histories and to visualize them in order to regain dignity. This performance is inspired by three Black female freedom fighters: Queen Nzinga (1583-1663), Carlota Lukumí,who died in 1844, and Marie-Joseph Angélique (1700-1734). These narratives were chosen because they all have an element of mutulation and humiliation of the Black female body, while at the same time celebrating how these powerful women fought for freedom and justice.

Q & A Moderated by Dalida María Benfield

Produced by Art Labour Archives for Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and curated by Alanna Lockward, BE.BOP 2016. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS. CALL & RESPONSE. will take place from 1 to 3 June in Berlin at Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, sponsored by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung – bpb) and organised in cooperation with AfricAvenir International e.V.

Also taking place in Copenhagen from June 5-7 sponsored by the Danish Arts Foundation, this festival is organized by Art Labour Archives, a decolonial transdisciplinary and indisciplinary curatorial initiative based in Berlin. Since 2012, BE.BOP has had an international impact through presentations in major cities across three continents.

In English with simultaneous translation into German and Spanish.
Festival Ticket 25 € / 15 €  Reduced
Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € Reduced
Single Event: 6 € / 4 € Reduced

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