If Black freedom is, as African-American scholar and thinker Saidiya Hartman argues, “an ongoing project“, how do we build and create towards Black freedom as a horizon? How might we start to develop a fluid, collective vocabulary that is able to grasp what we cannot yet verbalize.
Joined by Vienna-based performer* and dancer* Mzamo Nondlwana, and taking Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński’s triptych In Search of Red, Black, and Green (2021) as a lead, both Nondlwana and Kazeem-Kamiński invite the participants to return to their bodies as vessels of knowledge production, thereby opening pathways to what is imagined, desired, and longed for. An improvisation. A continuous rehearsal. A holding of space.
Black people only workshop
The number of participants is limited to max. 10.
Please register until February 17 at Johanna.Sonderegger@kunsthallewien.at.
At registering, kindly let us know if you have specific needs. Do not feel forced to share private information, just add a sentence indicating that you want us to get back to you.
The participants do not necessarily have to be performers and dancers, still we expect them to be open to working with their bodies. Trainers and comfy clothes are recommended.
Mzamo Nondlwana. Queer non-binary performing artist originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. Their work focuses on marginalized bodies and an attempt to subvert colonial fantasy. In 2006, they completed their dance education at MID (South Africa) and in 2014 at SEAD (Austria). They worked with Michikazu Matsune, Doris Uhlich, Magdalena Chowaniec, Needcompany and Michael Turinsky. They are also one half of a DJ collective, Bicha Boo, which is an audio-visual performative collective since 2017.
Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński is a Vienna-based writer and visual artist.