Vinyago (c) 2021, Nicholas Calvin Mwakatobe
So, 18/12/2022, 19:00 Uhr

VINYAGO*. Tanz jenseits kolonialer Biografien. Tanz mit Live-Music

Vinyago (Mask in Swahili) combines the elements exhibition, dance, music and videoart to an room-filling, immersive installation. Thereby, the East African mask collection of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin serves as a starting point for questions on memory, colonialism and white supremacy. Objects that were initially used in a spiritual, performative context are now interpreted as captives of scientific practice - sterilised, categorised and locked away from human interaction.
In this project, dancers and musicians from Tanzania interact with these objects in a space that comes with its own burden: The Humboldt Forum is considered the architectural and institutional symbol of nationalism, whiteness and imperialism by many in this project. As a black body entering such a space to perform, the necessity of reflecting on power, violence and race is a must.
Vinyago questions and reflects Germany’s colonial legacy. In doing so it doesn’t aim to provide answers but rather looks back - explores the explorer, gazes at the gazer and thereby unmasks museum as spaces with a violent history.
After the conclusion of the performances, the installation will be accessible until 08.01.2022.

Vinyago kombiniert die Elemente Ausstellung, Tanz, Musik und Videokunst zu einer raumfüllenden, immersiven Installation. Dabei dient die ostafrikanische Maskensammlung des Ethnologischen Museums in Berlin als Ausgangspunkt.

  • Dauer: 01:30h
  • Humboldt Forum - Ausstellungsfoyer
  • Schlossplatz, Berlin
  • Ticketpreis: Preis 16,00 EUR / ermäßigt 8,00 EUR
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