Yetu — deco®lonial
- 06.03 > 17.03.2023
In Yetu — deco®lonial, an interdisciplinary group (Esther Mugambi, Emmanuelle Nsunda, Nizar Saleh, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Emily Hardick, Lambick Meli, Edmond Musasa) recontextualizes the colonial performance Changwe Yetu through a panel of its decor made by artist Mwenze Kibwanga. Changwe Yetu was composed of dances and musical acts from Rwandan, Congolese and Burundese artists and traveled to several cities in Congo and Belgium between 1956 – 59.
Now, in a reverse travelogue, the group follows this Mwenze’s panel’s path back to the African continent, with stops in the form of creative and discursive residencies in Brussels, Antwerp and Lubumbashi, reanimating the set piece with a polyphonic and decolonial perspective.
YeTu — deco®lonial is a project initated by Sarah van Lamsweerde. Kindly supported by Flanders State of the Arts, Vlaamse Gemeenschapcommissie, ICC Enough Room for Space, Kunstenwerkplaats, Atelier Picha, De Singel, Wetsi Art Gallery. In collaboration with arp:.