7 Abiku solos for 11 bacteria falling through
Keywords:contamination, interspecies entanglements, situated knowledge
This article explores the profound themes and conceptual framework of the performance installation, "7 Abiku solos for 11 bacteria falling through" which merges sounds, texts, images, and movement to engage the audience in an imaginative exploration of the unborn.
The work delves into the realms of mortality, wandering souls, and regimes of invisibility. It delves into an unacknowledged past, embodying a ghostly memory that represents a forbidden, mutilated, and foreign existence.The project is framed within an anti-colonial context, emphasizing a choreography of the struggling body as it seeks escape from hazardous environments and transcends borders. It embraces the choreography of contamination, celebrating fugitivity and displacement as transformative actions. With a transdisciplinary approach, the work aims to materialize and give shape to nonhegemonic voices and existences. It encourages the exploration of impossible choreographies and envisions alternative cosmological futures that address social, gender, and racial inequalities. This pursuit of a radical aesthetic shift fosters collaborative efforts to challenge prevailing power structures.
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