25 Aug 2015 – 20:00
In Dialogue I: Deciphering and Reclaiming Histories
20:00 – 22:00
Framer Framed at the Tolhuistuin
1031 CC Amsterdam
Framer Framed at Tolhuistuin can be reached from Amsterdam Centraal Station with the ferry ‘Buiksloterweg’. The exhibition space is located on the first floor, next to restaurant THT.
This event can be joined free of charge and will be held in English
In Dialogue I: Deciphering and Reclaiming Histories is a discursive event with Ugandan artists Papa Shabani and Xenson Znja. Both artists will explore the role of history, digital archives, oral literature, soundscapes and popular music as vessels to create, represent and devise alternative ways of historical storytelling.
This event is the first part of two performative collaborations between Amsterdam and two Kampala based artists, in which they create and share new work based on themes of the exhibitions. In Dialogue consists of an immersive live installation and public interventions by artists who are invited to investigate critically the exhibition’s proposition of speaking back to ‘History’ and the question of ownership.
How does one speak back to history in dialogue with strangers, fellow artists and their practices? In Dialogue forms a collective archive through which we can imagine a group’s shared experiences, narratives and conflicts.
In Dialogue part II will take place a week later, on Tuesday September 1st. Both events are curated by Amal Alhaag parallel to the exhibition Simuda Nyuma – Forward Ever Backward Never.
This event is made possible with the support of Stichting DOEN and 32 Degrees East.