November 2017

Nov201709(Nov 9)17:00(Nov 9)17:00Non-Orientable Surfaces - EMBODIMENTFormat:DiskursprogrammKünstler:Dávvet Bruun Solbakk (NOR),Michèle Magema (COD),Siegmar Zacharias(RO_DE)ticket17:00 - 17:45 SAVVY Contemporary, Plantagenstraße 31


The symposium Non-Orientable Surfaces that will take place as part of ‘Songs of a melting iceberg – Displaced without moving’ will ask questions about the construction of identities, the concept of culture and physical and mental displacement. The festival will bring artistic voices from the Nordic countries and the African continent together and present their possible future visions and strategies of decolonialisation. The symposium will investigate critical concepts like cultures, nationalities and identity constructions, which are categorised by ‘race’, ‘gender’ and ‘class’, and will attempt to seek out ways of thinking that resist this without ideologically loaded prerequisites. The aim is to break through colonialist patterns of thinking and to find new terminology in the sense of an open language not stigmatised by global
positions of power. It will also seek to encourage self-reflection on the part of the audience and the artists, to identify their own incarnated positions and question the ‘white’, ‘Western’ view.

Embodiment – 09.November

Moderation: Solvej Helweg Ovesen

Michèle Magema (Congo) born in 1977, is a performer, video artist and photographer from the Congo.

Siegmar Zacharias (Romania / Germany) is an interdisciplinary artist, her works develop formats of performances, lectures, installations, juxtaposing theory and materiality.

Dávvet Bruun Solbakk (Norwegen) has despite his young age become an important voice for LGBTQ* rights and the Sami culture.