Colonial Repercussions

Symposium II

26 and 27 May 2018

Performances of No-thingness

Concept: Nana Adusei-Poku (Curator, Scholar for Cultural Studies and Art History)

Performance "pushit, an exercise in getting well soon!" with NIC Kay

Performance "pushit, an exercise in getting well soon!" with NIC Kay

Performance Lecture "Duration in Bronx Gothic – Acts of Appearance and Disappearance" with Okwui Okpokwasili

Welcome with Nana Adusei-Poku

Julia Wissert in discussion with Anta Helena Recke

Keynote "Black. Still. Life" with Christina Sharpe

Music & Socializing DJ Set with Ain Bailey

The curatorial framing of this discursive platform represents an inquiry into Black diasporic cultural productions as a critique on hegemonic concepts of identity. In "Performances of No-thingness" Black perspectives challenge Western concepts of gender, race, sexualities and dis-abilities through dance and sound performances, workshops, city tours and lectures by Nana Adusei-Poku,Travis Alabanza, Ain Bailey, Melissa Blanco Borelli, NIC Kay, Autumn Knight, Okwui Okpokwasili, Julia Phillips, Peggy Piesche, Anta Helena Recke, Christina Sharpe, Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable and Julia Wissert.

Curator Nana Adusei-Poku on the symposium
„Performances of No-thingness" (in English)

Joshua Kwesi Aikins on the everyday presence of the colonial past in Berlin