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BE.BOP 2016 Screening & Panel: "Napuli's Tree" by Yoel Díaz Vázquez. World Premiere


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


In April 2014, activists in 14 German cities organized protests, marches and creative actions. In an act of contemporary marronage, refugee and activist Napuli Langa took action by climbing a sycamore tree on Oranienplatz. She remained there for five days without food, defying the wind and the tide in order to challenge the racist German asylum practices. Napuli’s protest which calls to mind the maroons’  refuge to the mountains, stimulated a critical revision of numerous violent practices of German asylum policies, many of which are being re-thought and adapted. This video-art project honours Napuli Langa's spirit and vision by mirroring in the actual sycamore tree occupied by this Black warrior for five days, the struggles of today´s coloniality, equal to countless maroon rebellions.

Yoel Díaz Vázquez + Cristel Gbaguidi + Napuli Langa + Tanja Ostojic + Julia Roth

Moderated by Robbie Shilliam

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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