On Tuesday 9 October 2018, from 14h00 to 18h00 the 15th edition of Afrovibes Festival will be organizing a Round Table discussion for artists, arts professionals and arts students at De Balie. During this programme we invite our festival guests and practitioners from the field to talk in more depth about practice and research in relation to festival theme LAND.
Through the years artists and writers throughout the world have explored issues of land with belonging and identity. With increasing migratory patterns of people, the question of whose land and whose nation becomes perpetually an area of rich representation. It’s an area of strong and emotional debate and an overwhelming impulse for creativity. This can be seen with regards to many of the works on the Afrovibes’ programme this year.
The question of land in its breadth, and in its depth as encompassing such strong themes as home, migration and belonging, identity and representation of identities, ownership and cultural appropriation, archive and histories, will be explored in introductions and panels that comprise this Round Table.
Panelists will probe their own work as a cornerstone to these themes and use these art works as examples and as a lens to talk through the evocative notions behind LAND. Theorists and writers on the panels will provide perspectives that help us think through the specifics as well as the related thematics of this highly contemporary and relevant issue.
Two panels will explore these related themes: a panel on Land and Archive and a panel on Representation of Land and Identity.
PROGRAMME (English spoken):
13.30 Doors open
14.00 Opening: word of welcome by Jay Pather – artistic director of Afrovibes
14:10 Introduction by Sylvia Vollenhoven
14:30 Panel 1: Land and the Archive
Sylvia Vollenhoven, journalist, playwright, author (South Africa)
Josien Pieterse, co-founder and director of Framer Framed and Network Democracy
Marjorie Boston, theatre maker and artistic director RIGHTABOUTNOW.INC
Jennifer Tosch, founder of Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam, co-author of Amsterdam Slavery Heritage Guide
Richard Kofi, maker of exhibitions and visual arts
15.30 Tea break
16:00 Introduction by Sruti Bala
16:20 Panel 2: Representation of Land and Identity by artists
Sruti Bala, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Amsterdam
Lesiba Mabitsela, interdisciplinary artist in spaces between fashion, design and public art
Rehane Abrahams, theatre maker, playwright and performer
Alida Dors, choreographer and artistic director Backbone
17:20 Plenary conversation
18:00 Drinks and ample opportunity for recapitulating and getting better acquainted.
18:30 Opportunity to see the exhibition Portraits of Land
20:00 Opportunity to see the performance Womb of Fire (South Africa, The MotherTongue
HOW AND WHEN TO REGISTER
Round Table Discussion
Festival brochure 2018
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- Womb of Fire (ZA)
- Black Tie - Missionary Position (ZA)
- Reverse Colonialism (BE / AU / CM / NG)
- #PUNK (ZW / US)
- 100% POP (ZW / US)
- With Nothing But Silence They Turned Their Bodies To Face The Noise (ZA)
- Here to There (ZA / NL)
- BACK (ZA)
- We're Here (NL)
- The Wave (NL)
- The Kiffness
- Shishani & The Namibian Tales
- Frazer Barry
- Koleka Putuma (ZA)
- Woorden Worden Zinnen
- Afrovibes x House of Vineyard - A Tribute to Miss Thandi
- Portraits of Land
- DOX & Die Hele Ding
- DOX & Forgotten Angle
- Likeminds Factory | Public Encounters
- Ka Ki Ka nee nee nee
- Boom zonder Wortels
- iAfrica Film Festival
- Round Table Discussion