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Ancestral Body Noise x OyoUniverse


A Collective Exploration Of Ritual and Performance – Featuring Ancestral Body Noise participants Nane Kahle, Astaan KA, Kechou (Kerim Malik Becker) and research curator, Gugulethu Duma (Dumama). 

This episode reflects on the first of the Ancestral Body Noise workshops that took place in Berlin at Oyoun, while the participants engage in a conversation about multidisciplinary and imaginative resistance as ways to decentralize knowledge production, toppling the hierarchies of how we acknowledge, accept ourselves and our experiences. These artists, activists, and healers are concerned with decoloniality and are joined by Cape Town-based multidisciplinary artist Duduetsang Lamola (blk.banaana) over a call.

Together, the group of Afro-diaspora explores asymmetrical mirroring between sonic and visual, while deep-diving into blk banana’s collage method as a means of reversing the colonial gaze, critical fabulation as healing and channeling spirit technology in our practices as people of the global majority. Duduetsang Lamola is the visual thread for the Ancestral Body Noise project, and the collaboration continues up until our final ceremony on 19/09.

Artistic Direction: Madhumita Nandi (Oyoun)
Curator: Gugulethu Anathi Duma (@dumamamusic)
Facilitators: Duduetsang Lamola (@blk.banaana),Qondiswa James (@blkgrl.radikl), Adriana Jamisse (@ajamisse), Yandhe Sallah Muhammed (@rivoltasata) and Kopano Maroga (@kopano.maroga)
Graphic Designer: Duduetsang Lamola (@blk.banaana

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* This project is part of Oyoun‘s curatorial focus “EMBODIED TEMPORALITIES”

The program sets to investigate the embodied memories and identities through diasporic and gender-critical perspectives. The body emerges as a changing relationship and at the same time unfolds as an ethical horizon and challenge for the (un)making of the self, identity, and belonging. “Embodied Temporalities’ will unravel the possibilities by the means of the language of art while exploring and diversifying collaborations through intersectional, anti-fascist, and decolonial perspectives.