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BE.BOP 2016 Panel: Marronage, (De)Coloniality and Intercultural Education


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


The decolonial is an option that invites to delink from the promises of modernity and the discontents of coloniality, the darker and constitutive side of modernity. Our specific goals focus on Black and African Diasporas performance and moving image artistic practices in Europe and beyond and through them to illuminate what modernity/coloniality means and what the decolonial option offers. Both the history of the African continent as well as the history of enslaved Africans in Abya Yala, constitute a fundamental and tragically neglected history in of Western Civilization, comparable with the Holocaust in the intra-mural history of Europe. The option for the decolonial that impregnates BE.BOP therefore does not claim recognition for alternative, other or multiple modernities. Rather, BE.BOP seeks to find ways to overcome coloniality enabled by the violence of modernity in the name of 'progress', 'freedom' and 'peace'. Decolonial and Maroon thinking and doing, through visual and moving images, through written and spoken words, through sounds and rhythms are already walking the roads of delinking from the canons of modern, postmodern and altermodern philosophical aesthetics drinking in the fountains of European Renaissance and their Enlightenment 'secular' hegemonic artistic histories.

With: Pedro Pablo Gómez + Rolando Vázquez + Simmi Dullay + Rod Sachs

Moderated by Ovidiu Tichindeleanu

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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