_a musical documentary performance on the soundtracks of war_

UN:IMAGINABLE is an extraordinary theater production that emerged from the lived reality of trauma, war, exclusion and exile. The genocides of the 1990s in Rwanda and the Balkans shook the world - and are still among the bloodiest events in modern history. The reports and stories about it have lost nothing of their importance. Many people fled their home country at the time and some of them have been living in Germany ever since, which was given the status of “paradise”.

Society is stuck in suppressed fear and hatred leading to further conflicts while in denial of histories untold. UN:IMAGINABLE mirrors the banality of evil and its connection to everyday, mundane life and deals with the hour prior to death in the lives of victims and perpetrators.

“In a monochrome universe that embraces the promises of uncertainty, the future lies before us like an unwritten book. We all have to think together about what we can change now.” – Hope Azeda

UN:IMAGINABLE is a transnational documentary musical theater exploring various forms of healing within spheres of repetitive histories, war, genocide and existence in disapora. Following the intense weeks of sharing, exchanging and learning, more than 20 people across 6 countries collectively contribute to a new media and offline experience with narratives told that are essentially human.

More information, tickets and the entire program can be found here here.

Mightier Than a Trampled Flower
Illustration artwork "Ishtar and the Mightier Flowers" by Dariushka Alexander.

Mightier than a trampled flower

women* in (post-)war, demystifying woman*hood and queer-feminist alliance

Oyoun's second curatorial focus is a testimony for women* in wars, against marginalizing historiography. It illuminates the struggles of women* whose chronicles are interwoven with colonial history and the decolonial movement: women* in Brazil in the midst of pervasive femicide, resistance fighters* in the Algerian War of Independence, and “comfort women”, the survivors of sexual enslavement by the Imperial Japanese Army.

Numerous depictions of women* at war are symptomatic of patriarchal-colonial oppression. Mightier than a trampled flower deconstructs the fetishization of a "trampled flower" - broken and fragile but still pretty and soft, confronts the gender binarity in our language and reclaims womanhood in the hands of fighters.

The focus will start in April 2022 with the project AS* PAPANGUS by the Afro-Brazilian artist Bruna Amaro.

women* in (post-)war, demystifying woman*hood and queer-feminist alliance

The second curatorial focus of Oyoun is a witness to women* in wars and against the history-making that is neglectful of experiences of the marginalized. It sheds light on the struggles of women*, whose chronicles are entangled with colonialism and decolonial movements, such as: women* in Brazil facing the threat of pervasive femicide, women* resistance fighters in the Algerian War of Independence, and “comfort women” , the survivors of forced sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army.

Numerous representations of women* in wars are symptomatic of patriarchal-colonial oppression. Mightier than a trampled flower deconstructs the fetishization of “a trampled flower” – broken and fragile but still pretty and soft, while tackling the gender binary embedded in our language and reclaiming woman*hood in the hands of women* fighters.

The public program launches on April 30 with the project AS* PAPANGUS by the Afro-Brazilian artist Bruna Amaro.

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EMBODIED TRAVELING

Rita Eperjesi

We are very excited to announce that Embodied Temporalities - Tracing the memories our bodies hold will be touring the UK and Europe from 21 February.

 

Through Embodied Temporalities - Tracing the memories our bodies hold, the core artistic work of this Perform Europe project, cultural practitioners explore identities, belonging and embodied memories through diasporic, decolonial and queer perspectives. Embodied Temporalities is a research, archiving, exhibition and performance project under the artistic direction of Madhumita Nandi.

 

The tour of this project includes live performances, film screenings, talks and workshops which will be presented digitally or on site at SHOUT Festival in the UK, Dafa Puppet Theater Cultural Center and Live'in Festival 2022 in the Czech Republic, PPLG—Performing Across Borders in Greece and LiveGreen's Festival Planet in Sweden.

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