“Jainaba Wouldn’t Stop Dreaming”, performance by Rebecca Drammeh
BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS.
CALL & RESPONSE.
Our complete event on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/142984076@N03/albums/with/72157666797437323
5-7 June 2016
& Copenhagen University, Copenhagen
Free and open to the public
The fourth edition of BE.BOP, a production of Art Labour Archives, brings together this year artistic practices and scientific contributions under the thematic framework of CALL & RESPONSE. The designation CALL & RESPONSE describes the antiphony effect, characteristic to African musical legacies in which the audience responds to a leading voice at systematic intervals. BE.BOP also operates as a safe space, a quintessential maroon category, and as such has become an utterly rewarding collective experience. It starts with a three day intense program at Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin and continues in Copenhagen at the Trampoline House and the University of Copenhagen.
BE.BOP brings into focus once again, a historical perspective on the racialized inequalities during the periods of imperial expansion and colonization. Access to social and physical mobility was firmly organized, similar to the rigidity of the system of apartheid in South Africa. Mobility – who is mobile and how, who is permitted to go where, and who is considered a migrant, ‘expat’ or ‘tourist’ etc. – is still founded on a structural coloniality that is evident in citizenship statuses of various migration regimes. The event fosters a discussion of the possibilities to overcome currently enduring colonial inequalities and “uneven mobilities” (Mimi Sheller), as well as new forms of conviviality in the societies of our globalized world. In view of the current crisis of European societies, this is an evident and pressing issue and in the tradition of the ancestors, BE.BOP summons you to bear witness, experience healing hands and to participate in the timeless rejuvenating ritual of story.
PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS + GUESTS
BE.BOP 2016 introduces international guests, artists, activists and scholars: Sandra Abd’Allah-Alvarez Ramírez + Laura Alegre + Dalida María Benfield + Gurminder K. Bhambra + Manuela Boatca + Erna Brodber + Lesley–Ann Brown + Artwell Cain + Kjell Caminha + Augustus Casely-Hayford + Mathias Danbolt + Teresa María Díaz Nerio + Yoel Díaz Vázquez + Frank Dragtenstein + Rebecca Drammeh + Simmi Dullay + Jeannette Ehlers + Fatima El Tayeb + Quinsy Gario + Cristel Gbaguidi + Pedro Pablo Gómez + Gillion Grantsaan + Adler Guerrier + Ylva Habel + Sasha Huber + Malcolm Momodou Jallow + Jane Jin Kaisen + Patricia Kaersenhout + Nazila Kivi + Krudas Cubensi + Napuli Langa + Mette Moestrup + Mwangi Hutter + Patrice Naiambana + Tone O. Nielsen + Tanja Ostojic + Zulma Palermo + Malena Pestellini + Anne Ring Petersen + Tuleka Prah + Rod Sachs + Moritz Schramm + Robbie Shilliam + Helle Stenum + Javier Tapia + Ovidiu Tichindeleanu + Rolando Vázquez.
Sunday June 5 at Trampoline House. The day begins with SESSION I: FREE WOMEN OF COLOR IN/AND SCANDINAVIA. THE LEGACY OF NELLA LARSEN a panel discussion featuring Lesley-Ann Brown + Anna Neye + Jane Jin Kaisen and moderated by Patricia Kaersenhout. This is followed by SESSION II: CHALLENGING SANCTIONED IGNORANCE IN/AND COLONIAL AMNESIA. A WORKSHOP ON SELF-NAMING BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS IN SCANDINAVIA with Simmi Dullay + Ylva Habel + Helle Stenum + Javier Tapia. Moderated by Gillion Grantsaan. The day ends with a screening “Allen Report. Retracing Transnational African Methodism” by Alanna Lockward.
Monday June 6 at Trampoline House. Keynote by Gurminder K. Bhambra, a professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. She is also Guest Professor of Sociology and History at the Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Linnaeus University and the 2016 Boaventura de Sousa Santos Chair in the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra. Her research addresses how the experiences and claims of non-European “others” tend to be rendered invisible to the standard narratives and analytical frameworks of social science. Moderated by Rolando Vázquez. This will be followed by SESSION III: DENMARK VS. SWEDEN. BETWEEN THE HYPERVISUALITY OF ‘ISLAM’ AND THE INVISIBILITY OF AFROPHOBIA with Malcolm Momodou Jallow, Mette Moestrup , Julia Roth, Nazila Kivi, Kjell Caminha. Moderated by Quinsy Gario.
Tuesday June 7 at the University of Copenhagen. The 3rd and last day begins with a performance by Rebecca Drammeh, an actress in sign language. She studied at Stockholm University of Arts for three years. She has written the play “Jainaba will not stop dreaming” about a girl with a big dream, whose life is changed when she hears Whitney Houston. Her dream is to be a singer, but she is deaf and deals with both singing and identity. Rebecca has acted in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. This will be followed by a Q & A moderated by Alanna Lockward (curator), a Keynote by Walter Mignolo, moderated by Moritz Schramm. This is followed by a performance by Patrice Naiambana, The Man that Committed Thought, winner of the Edinburgh Fringe First Award. Our last panel is on Jeannette Ehlers’ upcoming publication with contributions by Mathias Danbolt, Alanna Lockward and Rolando Vázquez. Moderated by Anne Ring Petersen.
Alanna Lockward + Curator
Walter Mignolo + Advisor
Julia Roth + Commissioned Works Coordinator
Elena Quintarelli + Curatorial Assistant
Partners: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Center for Global Studies and the Humanities + IDEA. Arts + Society + Transnational Decolonial Institute + Art, Culture and Politics in the ‘Postmigrant Condition’ (Danish Council for Independent Research). + Ediciones del Signo + Trampoline House + University of Copenhagen
Sponsored in Denmark by the Danish Arts Foundation
Free and open to the public
Sunday June 5
2400 Copenhagen NV
FREE WOMEN OF COLOR IN/AND SCANDINAVIA. THE LEGACY OF NELLA LARSEN
Lesley-Ann Brown + Anna Neye + Jane Jin Kaisen
Moderated by Teresa Maria Díaz Nerio
CHALLENGING SANCTIONED IGNORANCE IN/AND COLONIAL AMNESIA. A WORKSHOP ON SELF-NAMING BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS IN SCANDINAVIA.
Simmi Dullay + Ylva Habel + Helle Stenum + Javier Tapia + Gillion Grantsaan
Moderated by Alanna Lockward
Screening of “Allen Report. Retracing Transnational African Methodism” by Alanna Lockward (2016)
Moderated by Julia Roth
Monday June 6
Keynote by Gurminder K. Bhambra
Moderated by Dalida Maria Benfield
DENMARK VS. SWEDEN. BETWEEN THE HYPERVISUALITY OF ‘ISLAM’ AND THE INVISIBILITY OF AFROPHOBIA
Malcolm Momodou Jallow + Mette Moestrup + Julia Roth + Nazila Kivi + Kjell Caminha
Moderated by Quinsy Gario
Tuesday June 7
University of Copenhagen
Njalsgade 120, 2300 Copenhagen S.
Building 22. Auditorum 22.0.11
Performance by Rebecca Drammeh. “Jainaba Wouldn’t Stop Dreaming”
Q & A moderated by Alanna Lockward
Keynote by Walter Mignolo
Moderated by Moritz Schramm
Performance by Patrice Naiambana. The Man Who Committed Thought
16:15 – 16:30 BREAK
Panel on Jeannette Ehlers’ upcoming publication with contributions by Mathias Danbolt, Alanna Lockward and Rolando Vázquez.
Moderated by Anne Ring Petersen