Anguezomo Mba Bikoro
On Colonialities, Cannibalisms & Future Monuments
Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro merges installations, sonic radio, live art performances, film & archives. Her work analyses processes of power & fictions in historical archives critically engaging in migrational struggles. She creates environments for untold narratives of resistance movements by African women and indigenous communities. Sedimented in narratives are testimonies of sonic nature archives, queering ecologies and postcolonial feminist experiences towards new monuments, reacting to the different tones of societies shared between delusions & ritual. She brings new investigations about the architectures of racisms in cities, the archeologies of urban spaces & economies of tradition systems by exposing the limitations of technologies as functional memory records. She is the recipient of several awards including Fondation Blachère & Afrique Soleil Mali for Best Artist Dakar Biennale (2012), IASPIS Swedish Arts Council (2018), Arts Council England (2016), Goethe Institut (2016) and many more.
"We always supposed something would give us a definition of who we really were, our class position or our national position, our geographic origins or where our grandparents came from, but I don't think any one thing any longer will tell us who we are" Stuart Hall
Sonic Agency festival; radio in between spaces
1. Sonic perspectives from the global south
2. Sounding Hospitalities
3. Radio as activism
Live Radio programme May-August 2020
In Between Spaces ist eine Veranstaltungsreihe und Plattform für Musik, Sounds und Klangkunst aus Afrika, der arabischen Welt und Europa, ihre gesellschaftlichen Kontexte, transkulturelle Fragen und künstlerische Kollaborationen.
Die Veranstaltungen und Festivalformate von In Between Spaces präsentieren herausragende Musik und Klangkunst, thematisieren lokale und regionale gesellschaftliche Kontexte in Afrika und der MENA Region, die europäische Rezeption sowie das Verhältnis zwischen Kunst und dem Populären. Intermediale Performances, Sonic Lectures und Diskussionen eröffnen einen künstlerischen Verhandlungsraum, in Vorträgen und Panels kommen kulturwissenschaftliche, soziologische und philosophische Perspektiven zu Wort.
Latitude On Air Festival
04.06. - 07.06.2020
Kitchen Table Talks; Women Of Colour curated by Karina Griffith
presentation by Anguezomo Mba Bikoro and Dr. Kathy-Ann Tan
"Congotay! Congotay!; Tribute Economies"
ACUD Berlin, archive records on mixcloud
supported by Goethe Institut and selected partners
Twists: Dance and Decoloniality A Critical Research on Dance Institutions by Tanzfabrik Berlin in Cooperation with ada Studio, HZT Berlin, Uferstudios, Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität, advised by Diversity Arts Culture.
07.2020 – with Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro
»Performing With Darkness: Performing in Times of Liberation and Anti-Colonial Resistance«: This session investigates the narratives of black performers in theatre, film and public space and the political strategies of evolving dance into live art. The discussion amplifies on how colonial structures affected performance and memory in the global south and how the trans-missions of anti-colonial resistance led by Black feminists movements in Cameroon, Kenya and Nigeria transformed the way liberation movements developed in South Africa and elsewhere through the Diaspora in film and dance. The session includes a short film screening by Kathleen Collins, a reading of selected texts by Dionne Brand, Audre Lorde and Toni Morrison focusing on African women, memory and resistance within the body & reception of representational frameworks in Western practice; a talk and short exercises on ‘performing archiving histories’ position, movement & solidarity.
Wedding Heizhaus 10:00 -14:00 Uferstr. 23, 13357 BerlinLevel: Professionals
Admission free/With application
A Critical Research on Dance Institutions by Tanzfabrik Berlin in Cooperation with ada Studio, HZT Berlin, Uferstudios, Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität, advised by Diversity Arts Culture.»Twists: Dance and Decoloniality« will raise the question of the consequences of colonialism for the dance, its actors and its institutions and tries to counter still existing (post)colonial hegemonies, structural racisms and cultural exclusions. The first phase of the year-round project is a 5-day workshop where existing approaches to decolonization will be introduced, discussed with the participants and together developed further for the field of dance. With Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Tahir Della, Yvette Mutumba, Jay Pather and Rolando Vázquez, who will each hold one workshop day.