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CONTENT. MANIFEST

by José Fernando Peixoto de Azevedo

 

Narrator: Santiago Blaum

 

José Fernando Peixoto de Azevedo leads us through the exhibition »Nationalsozialismus in München« (»National Socialism in Munich«). Based on the famous »Speech on Colonialism« by Aimé Césaire (1950/55), he invites us to take part in an inner dialogue on the assumption that for the first time ever National Socialism deployed colonial methods to rule directly in Europe. On the basis of the exhibition, which localizes and historicizes the National Socialist terror regime in Munich, he further opens up the perspective of the past and establishes references to the colonists, who turned indigenous peoples into refugees in their own land.

Thanks to Antônio Araújo, Kabila Aruanda, Karine Legrand and Helena Spalic. Renan Tenca, Augusto Trainotti for the first readings and comments. Special Thanks to Mariana Senne for all.

 

Aimé Césaire, Discourse on Colonialism,

Translated by Joan Pinkham. Published by Monthly Review Press:

New York and London, 1972.

 

Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Mothers on the Move:

Reproducing Belonging between Africa and Europe,

p. 217, University of Chicago, 2016.

© Bertolt-Brecht-Erben/Suhrkamp Verlag 1995

 

Strange fruit (composition and text: Lewis Allan)

interpreted by Santiago Blaum

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AUDIOREFLEX MUNICH – SÃO PAULO

PART 1 starts on October 29, 2017 at the SPIELART Theater Festival in Munich;

PART 2 begins in March 2018 in São Paulo.

AUDIOREFLEX MUNICH – SÃO PAULO is a performative project on migration in Germany and Brazil. Following two laboratory phases in Munich and São Paulo, during the first part Whispering Bodies (starting on October 29, 2017) at the SPIELART theater festival in Munich the three artists Alejandro Ahmed, José Fernando de Azevedo, and Suli Kurban from Florianopolis, São Paulo, and Munich will use audio guides to create personal and political references to the exhibition pieces in the Münchner Stadtmuseum. The audio walk of the choreographer and dancer Alejandro Ahmed contains small choreographic tasks that serve to observe one‘s own body, pulse, and breathing rhythm in the context of the museum‘s architecture. In her audio thriller the filmmaker Suli Kurban establishes correlations between the glass display cases dealing with the murders committed by the neo-Nazi organization NSU and the puppet theater/showmanship collection. The puppets in the exhibition there portray how »foreigners« are presented as exotic, scary figures – similar strategies can be found in the press reports on the NSU organization; the press reports criminalized the victims and put them on show. The director José Fernando de Azevedo deals with fleeing, fear, and post-colonialism, and for this he leads the visitors through the exhibition »Nationalsozialismus in München« (»National Socialism in Munich«). This unusual format for the museum of audio performances will open up new possibilities to experience the exhibitions in a playful and yet critical way. The second part will be produced by the Goethe Institute São Paulo and will take place at the beginning of March 2018 as part of the festival MITsp – Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo. Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Claudia Bosse, and Rita Natálio from Berlin, Vienna, and São Paulo will develop artistic audio guides for Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo and enlist themselves in the exhibition displays of the history of the recruitment and migration of European workers after slavery was abolished in Brazil (1888) – and in doing so, they will ritically examine the historic »welcoming culture« of this epoch. The Israeli director and performer Ariel Efraim Ashbel, who lives in Berlin, will shine a spotlight  on the migration of non-white bodes in his project, which he feels is not yet represented sufficiently in the existing permanent exhibition in the museum. He will conduct interviews with the museum‘s staff members and develop his artistic intervention concretely within the museum‘s audio guide that already exists. In the courtyard of the museum the German director Claudia Bosse, who lives in Vienna, will create a documentary as well as fictitious narrative promenade through the exterior grounds of the museum. Based on comprehensive research in the archives, she will transform the trees in the museum‘s courtyard into artistic contemporary witnesses to the history of migration, and thus into protagonists in an alternative narration of the history of migration in this location. The choreographer Rita Natálio, who lives in Portugal and Brazil, is also interested in the non-European perspective: Supplementary to the dominance of European migration in the museum‘s presentations, she would like to reflect the current migration movements and displacements and their political backgrounds during an audio walk, which starts at Museu da Imigração do Estado de São Paulo and goes to the current centers of migration in the city of São Paulo.

 

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