Dandelion Eghosa: Soliloquy of a Distant Thunder- Act IV (Performing nostalgia, body memory, and aesthetics of past homes)
This series explores the role of performance in (African queer) archival culture through a persistent performance of Din/noise that is important to speech as inseparable from the language and approach that constitutes African queer archival practices. I am interested in disturbance that realigns possibilities for transformative encounters and a reinvention of mother tongue as a language for this expression. It is mediating between me and my own self; between my own self and other selves. The ritual of body memory and mother tongue acts as a vehicle in and out of spaces beyond reach and material visibility. Sustained in this reflection is the concept of a collective thought, “a being with”, the gesture towards other ways of being and what African ways of being, knowing and doing have to offer for healing and thriving past today's continued coloniality.
Phanuel Antwi, Chiara Figone, Momtaza Mehri will respond to the question Where do we go from here?
Soliloquy of a Distant Thunder- Act IV (Performing nostalgia, body memory, and aesthetics of past homes) will be presented at Turbine 2, Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy on Thursday July 14.