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All that you touch you change, all that you change changes you with Suelen Calonga

Ancestral Body Noise: Rituals of Real(ease) x OyoUniverse

Blk.Banaana

„I am (again) at the crossroad between ethical, political, spiritual and aesthetic forms that I have established for my personal and collective key of action in the world. While (again) in this crossroad-place I find it difficult (again) to name myself as “visual artist”, since when I accept this tag, it turns very difficult to be coherent between the diversity of my fronts of action and the ethical, political, spiritual and aesthetic forms that I have established for my personal and collective key of action in the world that puts me (again) at the crossroad.“ Suelen Calonga 

In this podcast episode, Dumama and Suelen explore the anti-racism work forming the core of Suelen Calonga’s poetic, audio-visual archival process. Dumama and Suelen have a reflective and heartwarming conversation about the Ancestral Body Noise process over the weeks, getting to know Suelen’s candomble roots. 

Suelen Calonga’s work is situated between audiovisual, performance, and, more recently, is moving towards strategies of artistic research as a poetic method in order to contain both her transmedia autobiographical narrative and the critique of processes and procedures that sustain the colonization of knowledge through arts and social sciences. Brazilian from Contagem, based in Berlin.

Suelen’s website: suelencalonga.com

As part of the Ancestral Body Noise: Rituals of Real(ease) residency, our podcast series seeks to connect with the participants as they share parts of their process leading up to the residency, as well as experiences of the residency. 

Artwork by @blk.banaana 
Podcast edited: Dylan Greene

 

Ancestral Body Noise: Rituals of Real(ease) residency

As part of the Ancestral Body Noise: Rituals of Real(ease) residency, our podcast series seeks to connect with the participants as they share parts of their process leading up to the residency, as well as experiences of the residency.