‚Me and My White Skeleton‘
an installation by Angela Guerreiro
September 10th – 12th, 2021 | 12am – 22pm | Halle 6 – Studio 2 | Dachauer Straße 112d | 80636 München |
‚Me and My White Skeleton‘ is a proposal towards the awareness of black bodies as such, not as the other or the otherness, not as the alienated body, not as the exotic, but as we are: BIPoC conquering bodily space and contour. An ongoing research that looks at racism, the continuously daily aggressions, colonialism, the racial contract, the cause of dangerous right wing parties in Europe. How is this affecting our corporeal state, our nervous system, our bones? This installation is an attempt to foster communication, attention and a deeper reflection about the awareness of becoming ourselves as such. This installation is an archive with interviews done with artists, journalists, activists, scholars, politicians, and friends with the urge to expose matters that make our heartbeats heavy. It also reveals the early presence of BIPoC in Europe, reminding us with pleasure of those who fought against slavery, alienation, oppression and violence – and this continues until today.
„I am not at all exaggerating: A white man addressing a Negro behaves exactly like an adult with a child and starts smirking, whispering, patronizing, cozening. It is not one white man I have watched, but hundreds; and I have not limited my investigation to any one class but, if I may claim an essentially objective position, I have made a point of observing such behavior in physicians, policemen, employers.“
In Franz Fanon, Black Skin White Masks, chapter 1: The Negro and Language, p.19.
Daily program includes ongoing videos with interviews done with friends, journalists, artists, activists, politicians and researchers; short live performances with Angela Guerreiro; online Zoom conversations with guests at 7pm; and Film Screenings at 9pm.
I invite you to bring time and curiosity.
Online Zoom talks | 7pm | with Dr. Cristina Roldão (Professor); Dr. Robbie Aitken (Professor); Patrícia Martins Marcos (PH.d candidate); Dr. Vania Gala (Choreographer & Researcher).
Film screening | 9pm: Tia Ciata (2017) by Mariana Campos and Raquel Beatriz, duration ’26:31. The documentary approaches the black female protagonist from the point of view of the popular character Tia Ciata, a woman of utmost importance for the Brazilian history and culture, a reference in the construction of the national identity.
Memórias Coloniais: Lugares da Memória – parte 1/2 and 2/2 (2019), directed by Pedro Gancho and Sara Morais, script and interviews by Carla Fernandes, duration ’2:23. Culturgest invited Carla Fernandes to summon other voices for the cycle Colonial Memories: Adolfo Maria, Cristina Roldão, Manuel dos Santos, Sónia Vaz Borges talk about historical consciousness in the first part of “Places of Memory“. In parte 2/2, duration ’4:34. Interviewees talk about “What is the place of colonial memory in the public space?“.
Online Zoom talks | 7pm | with Dr. med. Amma-Yeboah (Psychologist); Dr. Jeff Bowersox (Professor); Kathrin Pollow (Activist); Waseem (Rapper).
Film screening | 9pm | Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992, by Dagmar Schultz (2012), duration ’79. The documentary conveys Audre Lorde’s contributions to the German discourse on racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, class oppression, and homophobia.
Online Zoom talks | 7pm | with Eliphas Nyamogo (Consultant in the online editorial department at the Goethe-Institut headquarters in Munich); Joana Gorjão Henriques (Journalist); Karina Theurer (Lawyer); Pasquale Virginie Rotter (Pedagogue, freelance speaker).
Film screening | 9pm: May Ayim: Hope In My Heart, by Maria Binder (2007), duration ’28. Co-produced by Dagmar Schultz. The film presents a portrait of May Ayim, Ghanaian-German poet, academic and political activist. In Berlin, a street which had the name of a colonialist was renamed in 2010 after May Ayim.
Vitoria – Black and Woman a documentary directed by Torgeir Wethal. Produced by Odin Teatret Film. Duration ’21. B/W 1978. The Peruvian dancer and choreographer, Victoria Santa Cruz, demonstrates her own work with her folklore ensemble, in an interview by Eugenio Barba.
| Please note: Evening program subject to change | Only for the film screenings on the 11th and 12th we ask for 5€ support.
COVID-19 hygiene rules will be followed. Please bring your FFP2 mask.