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BE.BOP 2016 Performance: "Black, Basically a Genealogical Materialist Analysis" by Quinsy Gario. World Premiere


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


On Invasion Day in 1972 Michael Andery son, Billy Craigie, TonCoorey and Bertie Williams, four Aboriginal men, placed a parasol on the lawn of the Australian parliament building and called it the Aboriginal Embassy. They did this as the white dominant culture was celebrating Australia Day and debating in the parliament whether or not Aboriginals should be able to have land rights. Six months later and the Embassy was now a massive collective retaking of the lawn called the Aboriginal Tent Embassy that was violently removed by the occupying Australian army. The Aboriginal Tent Embassy ushered in another era of resistance to the occupation. In 1973 another act of subversive resistance onto the national broadcaster in the form of a half hour sketch comedy show called Basically Black written by Gary Foley and Bob Maza and which starred Foley, Maza, Bindi Williams, Zac Martin and Aileen Corpus. The sketches invariably skewered the attitudes of the white dominant culture and their near decimation and occupation of Aboriginal nations. This resistance through art continues to this day through Richard Bell and his collective proppaNOW, whom inspired Quinsy Gario's artistic research for the last year. Gario's performance looks to continue this artistic resistance and add a Dutch Caribbean twist.

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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