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Framer Framed

28 Oct 2023
15:30 - 16:30

Performing Colonial Toxicity: The Testimony Translation Project

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Join us on 28th October for a programme of archive activation in the context of Performing Colonial Toxicity exhibition at Framer Framed. Discover the hidden histories and environmental narratives surrounding nuclear colonialism through a tour of the exhibition by curator, Megan Hoetger.

This event is in English and free of charge.
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To activate the exhibition Performing Colonial Toxicity, the accompanying open access digital database, The Testimony Translation Project built in the If I Can’t Dance Studio will be introduced. Developed in collaboration with a global network of twenty “translator-participants”, the online repository begins the long process of digitalising and translating the over seven hundred pages of written and oral testimonies by French and Algerian victims of France’s nuclear detonation programme. From 15:30, curator Megan Hoetger will lead a special tour through the exhibition, focused on the testimony translation. A group of translator-participants will join the conversation and share their reflections on the translation process.

About the Exhibition

From 8 October 2023 to 14 January 2024, Framer Framed presents the exhibition Performing Colonial Toxicity by researcher and architectural historian Samia Henni, in collaboration with If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. The project sheds light on the redacted history of French nuclear colonialism in the Algerian Sahara and draws attention to the urgency of reckoning with this history and its lived environmental and sociopolitical impacts. Read more

Performing Colonial Toxicity is a co-production of Framer Framed and If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be A Part Of Your Revolution.

Image: Performing Colonial Toxicity (2023), Maarten Nauw / Framer Framed

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Expositie: Performing Colonial Toxicity

Een tentoonstelling van onderzoeker en architectuurhistorica Samia Henni, in samenwerking met If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution


Opening: Performing Colonial Toxicity
Een tentoonstelling van onderzoeker Samia Henni over de verborgen geschiedenis van het Franse nucleaire kolonialisme in de Algerijnse Sahara


Samia Henni

Architectuurhistoricus, Tentoonstellingsmaker

Megan Hoetger

Curator, onderzoeker